Vehicle accidents last only a few seconds, but they can change the lives of the victims and their families forever. Whether it’s the result of speeding, slippery road conditions, driver distractions, or drunk driving, avoiding accidents caused by others is not always possible, even for the best drivers.
However, vehicle accident claims often require a great deal of knowledge and expertise in the industry, considering the narrow regulations, rules, and circumstances. So, if you or your loved one has been injured or killed in a vehicle accident, it’s best to talk to an experienced accident attorney, who will advise you and fight to get you the maximum compensation possible.
Personal injury lawyers who specialize in vehicle accidents learn many rules, regulations, facts, and practices over the years litigating such cases. Our firm is here to help you receive the compensation you deserve. We treat each case as unique as it is, and our professional attorneys will guide you through the recovery process until you get a fair resolution for your claim.
The following are some of the vehicle accidents our team of lawyers specializes in.
Car accidents happen every day and often result in severe injuries to the victim. If you were injured in an auto accident caused by the negligence of the driver, you might be entitled to compensation for your suffering, pain, lost wages, mental anguish, and medical bills. In most cases, the driver who caused the accident wasn’t paying enough attention to the road, may have been on their phone, speeding, or driving under the influence.
Severe injuries from auto accidents can prevent the victim from going on with their daily lives, and often result in high medical bills and other expenses, as well as additional stress on their families. Some injuries may require continued hospitalization, surgery, and other long-term treatments, rehabilitation, and nursing services. Some of the common serious injuries from car accidents include:
- Head and neck injuries: these include concussions, traumatic brain injuries, herniated discs, spinal cord injuries, skull fractures, nerve damage, lasting cognitive problems, and vision or hearing problems.
- Chest and neck injuries: these include vocal cord paralysis, whiplash, collapsed lungs, broken ribs, internal bleeding, cardiac arrest, and damage to organs.
- Other injuries: these include broken bones, torn muscles or ligaments, and emotional distress.
Meanwhile, the insurance company might try to settle your case as quickly as possible, and most insurers often undervalue the injuries sustained. Nonetheless, you are under no obligation to accept any settlement that the insurance company might offer you, especially without professional legal advice. Don’t give out a recorded statement about how the accident happened to the insurance company, without consulting an attorney.
Our attorneys will investigate your accident, gather all of the relevant evidence as soon as possible, and pursue every possible avenue to build a strong case that will get you the compensation you deserve. The law requires the insurance companies to pay for the following economic damages caused by car accidents:
- Wage loss
- Medical bills in the life of the injuries
- Rehabilitation and replacement services
- Attendance care
- Medical mileage reimbursement
You may also be entitled to Third-Party Benefits, which should cover the non-economic losses you’ve suffered as a result of the auto accident. We can help you get these benefits, and we’ll negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf to value your claim correctly.
When a vehicle collides with a large commercial vehicle or tractor-trailer, the results can be devastating. Large commercial vehicles can cause death or serious personal injury when in the hands of a negligent driver, or if they are not properly maintained. Due to their large size and weight, truck accidents can also lead to extensive property damage along with serious injuries.
In most cases, truck accidents are caused by negligent drivers or drivers who are hard-pressed on time. Here are other reasons:
- Driver fatigue
- Falling or shifting cargo on transit
- Distracted driving
- Blind spots
- Inadequate driver training
- Faulty maintenance, inspection, and repair
- Tight delivery schedules
- Alcohol and substance abuse
Since trucks are generally much larger compared to the cars they hit, the car becomes totaled or extremely damaged. The driver and the passengers in the car may also be seriously injured or even die. Some of the common truck accident injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Neck and back injuries
- Head injuries
- Seat belt injuries
- Paralysis and spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful death
It can be challenging to handle accidents involving trucks and other large commercial vehicles on your own. Collecting evidence such as skid marks, vehicle damage, data accumulation systems on the truck, debris, and driver logs is necessary to make a strong case and prove negligence. To analyze, recollect, and present this evidence to the court in a way a jury will understand requires a professional truck accident lawyer who has the experience handling such kind of cases.
Motorcyclists have to share the road with all kinds of vehicles, and therefore face a risk of being involved in a serious road accident. When this unfortunately happens, the injuries can be quite devastating, and some can be fatal. Some of the common injuries in motorcycle accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Bruisings and scrapes
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal and neck injuries
- Torn ligaments
Accidents that involve motorcycles can be dangerous because they lack a form of protective structure to surround the rider. Some of the common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Unsafe lane changes
- Driving while intoxicated
- Sudden Stops
- Car doors
- Dangerous road conditions
We understand the burden that a motorcycle accident can place on you, the injured person, and the family. We are here to help you get justice and the compensation you deserve, while you focus on getting better.
These are quite similar to the motorcycle accidents and are often very hazardous since the only protection the rider has is a helmet. Plus, in some states, individuals are not required by law to wear helmets.
Just as with other vehicle accidents, the amount in compensation that a person receives is related to the person who was at fault during the accident. If the accident was caused by driver’s negligence, the injured cyclist might have a chance to receive the damages. The amount received depends on the type of injuries and trauma endured by the victim. Some of the common types of injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal and neck injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Bruising or lacerations
- Chest and back injuries
There are several different kinds of compensation that an injured cyclist might receive if their win their bicycle accident claim. The main ones are the special damages and general damages. Special damages ideally cover financial loss experienced due to the sustained injury, while general damages compensate for the different non-quantifiable losses.
Our bicycle accident lawyers will help to represent you through the legal process of filing for compensation. We’ll offer you a free initial consultation, and you do decide to work with us, we’ll work with you until the case is resolved.
In the initial stages, the lawyer will assess the details of the accident to determine whether you have a solid ground to file for a lawsuit against the other party, company, or group. If the case is deemed viable, the lawyer will collect as much information as they can regarding the accident. This will be a critical determining factor of how the lawsuit will turn out. Generally, the more detailed and thorough the evidence, the better the chances of winning the case.
Due to the sheer weight or force behind the vehicle that causes the accidents, pedestrian accidents are known to result in serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Most of the accidents involving pedestrians usually occur because of distraction or negligence on the part of the driver of the vehicle. Drivers can be faced with many distractions, such as mobile phones, other passengers, children inside the car, drinking, and other forms of diversions that rob their attention while driving. Nonetheless, these distractions are not an excuse for causing harm or even death to a pedestrian.
Aside from distraction, other possible causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Unmarked crosswalks
- Improper use of lanes
- Intoxication from alcohol and other drugs
- Arterial roadways
- Dark clothing
- Disobeying traffic signals
- Failure to use the marked crosswalks
- Ignoring the “walk” signals
- Entering traffic and disrupting its flow
- Darting in front of the vehicles
If you or a loved one was involved in a pedestrian accident, it’s imperative to seek medical treatment as quickly as possible. Traumatic brain injuries and internal bleeding may not be easily identifiable and require professional medical treatment.
Once you contact us, we will visit the scene of the accident to collect the evidence taking photos, talking to witnesses, and if necessary, hire accident reconstruction experts to evaluate liability. We also work with doctors, family members, and the victim to assess the extent of the injury, their long-term impact, and the required medical care needs. All these will be used to assemble a strong case to get you the full compensation for your injuries.