A Serious Risk for Injuries
The average passenger car weighs about 4,000 pounds. Motorists who operate their vehicles at unsafe speeds, under the influence of alcohol, while fatigued, or in inclement weather, face an increased risk of being involved in an accident. A 4,000-pound vehicle can cause serious injuries to the driver and anyone else involved.
Common Causes of Accidents
- Drunk driving
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Inexperienced driving (teen drivers)
- Inclement weather
- Failure to obey a stop light or sign
- Design defects
- Unsafe lane changes
- Drowsy driving
Pursuing Compensation for Accident Injuries
Victims of motor vehicle accidents and their loved ones may be able to pursue compensation for injuries, costly medical bills, and other damages associated with the accident, by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the person, company or agency found liable in the accident, which may include another motorist, the vehicle manufacturing company, or the government entities responsible for maintaining safe road conditions.
Unfortunately, navigating the legal process of filing a claim and ensuring that you recover the damages you deserve can be tricky, especially for those without a legal background. For this reason, your first course of action following an accident, after seeking medical attention, should be to consult an attorney with experience handling personal injury claims. It is likely that you will find yourself up against an insurance company in your pursuit of damages, and having a qualified lawyer on your side can significantly improve your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Thousands of car accidents happen every day, and studies have shown that even low-speed collisions where the vehicles were traveling at 15 miles per hour or less can result in devastating injuries for the drivers and passengers involved, especially in the case of a rear-end collision. Injuries resulting from a motor vehicle accident may include the following:
- Head or neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Back or spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Severed limbs
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Wrongful death
Contact a Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney Today
Motor vehicle accidents can be devastating not just for the accident victim, but for family members as well — especially if the injured person is the family’s primary wage earner and is no longer able to work or earn a living due to his or her extensive injuries.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident, and you believe another person or party to be at fault, contact a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer today to discuss your legal options. You may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person or party found legally responsible for the accident, in order to pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and other damages.
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