Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in the United States. Tragically, in many cases, these accidents could have been avoided had one party made better decisions.
When you are injured or a loved one dies in a motor vehicle accident, it is important to take swift action to protect your rights and maximize your compensation. That action starts with a call to an experienced car accident lawyer for a free and informative case review.
Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents We Handle
Our firm handles many different types of motor vehicle accidents. Among the most common are:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- ATV accidents
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident that you did not cause, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your damages. The easiest way to find out if that’s the case is through a complimentary, one-on-one consultation with a qualified car accident lawyer.
What Causes Motor Vehicle Accidents?
There can be multiple causes of motor vehicle accidents. These include things like intoxication (alcohol or drugs) and reckless behaviors like speeding, but also:
- Distraction, including cellphone use, eating and drinking, and personal grooming
- Drowsy driving
- Erratic and unannounced lane changes
- Tailgating and aggressive driving
- Improperly maintained vehicles
- Poorly designed or maintained roadways
When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is important that you discuss your case with an attorney before accepting an offer from insurance. Your attorney will carefully investigate the accident, identify all liable parties, and work to protect your best interests.
Compensation for Motor Vehicle Accidents
Damages that can be sought in a motor vehicle accident claim include compensation for economic losses such as property damage, current and projected medical expenses, and current and projected lost wages. Damages may also include the costs of home modifcations such as ramps or railing, and adaptive technologies including wheelchairs which may be necessitated by an injury.
Insurance settlements seldom contain compensation for non-economic damages such as emotional suffering and physical pain. Motor vehicle lawsuits almost always do. Seeking compensation for pain and suffering typically requires legal action.
When you are injured in an accident that you did not cause, you have a right to hold the responsible party accountable and to seek compensation for all related damages, including those that cannot easily be calculated. The best way to learn what your motor vehicle accident claim is actually worth is by sitting down with an attorney to discuss your case.