Personal Injury

Car Accidents Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries

Although most drivers involved in minor accidents or fender benders rarely take these claims to court, those who have suffered from severe or life-threatening injuries should consider working with a car accident attorney. An auto accident lawyer can help to increase the maximum compensation to which an accident victim may be entitled beyond that which is provided by the insurance company.

In order to be eligible to pursue a claim against the other party, the victim of the accident must have either passed away or suffered a severe injury, including

  • Paralysis
  • Whiplash
  • Loss of limbs
  • Permanent disability
  • Burns or scarring
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Other significant head injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Permanent scarring or disfigurement

Most personal injury claims based on injuries sustained in car accidents will be based on negligence, or the other party’s failure or neglect to exercise a reasonable standard of care while operating a vehicle or while using common roads. However, if it is apparent that a defect in the vehicle caused the incident, the accident victim may also have a valid lawsuit against the manufacturer of the part or of the vehicle itself. In some instances, the manufacturer may be held liable, regardless of negligence, for injuries sustained due to faulty design, manufacturing, or labeling. Additionally, government entities may also be responsible in some cases because of faulty design, maintenance, or construction of roads. Common causes include guardrails, barriers, signage, traffic control lights, surfaces, and embankments.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an automobile accident, ,contact us to schedule a free consultation.

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