Car Accidents And Serious Physical Injuries / Death

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Car accidents in the United States are the reason for many of the personal injury cases brought to court throughout the United States. More than six million car accidents occur in the United States each year, with more than half of them resulting in injury or death. Tens of thousands of people die each year, resulting in wrongful death cases as well. According to the data that has been published by the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, accidents involving vehicles occur every 10 seconds within the country. A car accident is never an easy thing to deal with, so many people call upon a personal injury lawyer to help sort through the mess of paperwork and legalese that must be dealt with following even the most minor of accidents.

If you have been involved in a car accident and it was not your fault, it is necessary to contact a lawyer to help you with the process of your claim. Car accident and personal injury lawyers have much experience regarding these cases because it is what the specialize in. A regular lawyer may have the license to practice law, but he or she may not know the processes necessary for a specialized case such as this.

The cars we drive are weigh thousands of pounds and can do a lot of damage in a split second. Although we have installed safety measures in vehicles to prevent as much harm as possible, even these devices can malfunction or even cause more harm than good. Safety belts and airbags have been known to cause bruising, serious facial injuries, and many more. It's a harsh reality to think that these safety devices can do so much harm. Those who fail to use these devices may face grim consequences, such as flying through the windshield or hitting their head on the dashboard.

Too many accidents happen due to reckless and negligent driving. Laws are in place, but many fail to observe them. From speeding and drunk driving, to talking on a cell phone or forgetting to use a turn signal all have dire consequences if someone is in the wrong place at the wrong time on the road. Serious physical injuries require care, rehabilitation, and a lot of money. Lawyers can help victims claim compensation from the driver responsible for their condition. They will work to investigate the accident and speak with witnesses, gathering evidence to prove the other person's guilt.

To be able to make a valid claim, you must prove that the cause of the car accident was not your fault. If you are able to prove the negligence of the other driver, then you can be compensated for the medical costs and any future expenses, for the actual loss of income due to the accident and any future income that may be lost, and damages for the anguish and suffering you and your family may have endured.

If you have lost someone you love because of a car accident, you can file for wrongful death against the party who is at fault. Several states have a limit on individuals who may want to file a claim in this matter. This claim applies especially to those who have lost someone they depend on for income despite not being related to him or her. Like the procedure of a personal injury claim, you also have to follow certain terms. You also have to prove that the car accident is caused by the negligence of the other party.


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