If you’re hurt in a car accident, you need to talk to a car accident attorney.
The period following an auto accident can be extremely stressful. After a car crash injury with the added stress of medical bills & expenses, lost wages, physical & emotional pain and suffering, and damage to your vehicle, there’s so much going on it’s often overwhelming.
The attorney will help you with:
- Help you get proper medical treatment
- Assess your accident
- Examine medical evidence evaluating injuries
- Calculate losses
- Help maximize the compensation you recover
Here are two example cases that were litigated for accident victims:
$1,750,000 Recovery From A Car Accident
A couple was rear-ended by a large pickup truck while driving on a freeway. The woman, 52-years-old, was killed in the accident. The defendant argued that the woman’s husband, who was driving at the time of the accident, was largely responsible for the accident because he had been in the process of changing lanes when the rear-end collision took place.
Auto accident attorneys deposed all available witnesses, including the Highway Patrol officers responsible for investigating the accident. Thanks to a detailed investigation, attorney was able to confirm that the husband was not involved in a lane change at the time of the collision and that the fault was solely that of the other driver. Using the testimony of the husband and three adult children, attorney was also able to show the loving relationship that each had with the accident victim.
Attorney successfully recovered $1,750,000 after a road accident.
$6,500,000 Jury Verdict
A 16-year-old was permanently injured in a rollover accident resulting from a collision with a mound of dirt that had been inadvertently left in the middle of the roadway by a construction company.
The accident occurred on when driver struck a dirt mound and careened into a divider. His car rolled three times before coming to a stop.
Car accident attorney represented victim’s stepparents in the ensuing lawsuit, attempting to recover medical fees and damages for their stepson’s life-changing injuries.
At trial, a jury awarded the couple $6.5 million, with attorney successfully proving a number of violations on the part of the construction company, the city, and the general contractor and engineering company involved in the project.
A List of The Most Common Types of Serious Auto Accidents
There are several common types of accidents that often result in serious injuries for the parties involved.
These are some of the cases we deal with most frequently.
A rear-end accident occurs when a driver collides with the vehicle in front of them. These types of accidents can range from minor to extremely severe, depending on the speed at which the vehicles were moving and the exact circumstances under which the accident occurs.
In most instances, the driver of the vehicle that rear-ends the other car is at fault, with these types of collisions often occurring because a driver was following too closely or was not paying attention. However, if the driver of the vehicle that gets rear-ended was reversing at the time of the collision, it’s possible that driver could be found responsible for the accident.
Also known as side-impact collisions, a “T-bone” occurs when the side of a car is hit by the front or rear of another vehicle. These broadside collisions can often result in severe injuries for both parties.
A sideswipe accident is when the side of one vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle, typically while both cars are traveling in the same direction. Common causes of sideswipe accidents are drivers failing to check their blind spot prior to changing lanes and drivers in parked vehicles re-entering moving traffic without first ensuring the lane is clear.
At low speeds, sideswipe collisions may only result in cosmetic damage, but at high speeds, the injuries can often be significant and severe.
Head-on accidents occur when two vehicles collide directly with each other while going in opposite directions. Even at modest speeds, head-on collisions can result in severe injuries or death.
Single Vehicle Crashes
Single vehicle accidents involve only one vehicle and can be the result of a collision with a stationary object or of veering off the motorway. These accidents can occur due to driver error resulting from factors such as intoxication or fatigue, or can happen as the result of external factors like unsafe road conditions or inclement weather.
A rollover accident occurs when one of the vehicles is overturned as a result of either a collision or departure from the roadway. Rollover accidents are typically severe, resulting in substantial injuries and possibly death.
Hit and Run Accidents
Hit and run accidents can be any type of accident in which one of the drivers involved in the collision decides to flee the scene. Hit and runs are defined by the driver leaving the scene of the accident without providing contact information and can result in a ticket (at a minimum) and possibly criminal charges.