Have you been in a car accident?

The National Highway Traffic Association reports that in one year, 32,367 people died in auto accidents in the United States, and an estimated 2.22 million more were injured in motor vehicle collisions. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that motor vehicle crashes are among the top ten causes of death for Americans of all ages, and car accidents are the leading cause of death in children, teens, and young adults (aged 5 to 34). What’s more, the CDC reports that in terms of loss of life, car accidents rank third behind cancer and heart disease, costing nearly $99 billion in medical and time lost from work.

Car accidents can be extremely serious and result in severe injuries, as well as fatalities. Vehicle accidents can occur almost anywhere, from roads and highways to parking lots and neighborhood streets. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact a  personal injury attorney at once to find out your rights to compensation. Even if you believe you were responsible for the accident, a skilled lawyer can conduct a thorough investigation to find out if anyone else involved in the accident was also at fault.

Our firm is experienced in personal injury cases involving car accidents, and can provide reliable legal counsel regarding your injuries. If another driver’s negligence caused the accident, you may be entitled to compensation to cover medical costs, including hospitalization, treatment and recovery. We can review your case and discuss your legal options regarding benefits and how you should proceed with a claim.

Personal Injury Attorney

Vehicle accidents can be extremely traumatic and cause many different types of injuries, including:

Head trauma

Fractures

Back injuries

Whiplash

Neck injuries

Spinal cord damage

Head injuries

If you were severely injured in a car accident caused by a reckless driver or a person that violated highway and traffic safety laws, you may be wondering how you will pay for your extensive medical treatment. A personal injury attorney from our firm can explain the laws regarding compensation, and discuss any monetary damages you may be due. We can prepare and submit the necessary documentation for your case, and provide skilled representation throughout your case. Contact a  personal injury attorney from our firm to have your case reviewed if you have been hurt in an accident that was caused by another individual or entity’s negligence.

 

Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

Drunk Driving – A Serious Crime

The numbers on drunken driving accidents are sobering. According to Mothers against Drunk Driving, every 45 minutes an innocent person is killed by a drunk driver. Four people under the age of 21 die every day in drunk driver accidents. Nearly 5 million Americans go to the emergency room each year for treatment related to alcohol impairment with a cost of over $230 million. Recent statistics by the National Traffic Safety Administration report that over 500 people were killed in the state by drunk drivers, with many others left with long term injuries that will change their lives forever.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, every day nearly 30 people in the United States die in an auto accident that involves an alcohol-impaired driver. This figure amounts to one death every 48 minutes, with the annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totaling over $51 billion dollars. While the total number of drunk driving accidents has actually decreased in recent years thanks to public awareness campaigns about the problem, and criminal and administrative consequences (e.g. driver’s license suspensions), drunk driving still remains a major public health concern.

In one year 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-related car accidents, representing one-third or 31% of all traffic-related fatalities in the U.S. (NHTSA)

In one year, of the 1,210 traffic-related deaths in children ages 0 to 14 years, 211 (17%) involved an alcohol-impaired driver. (NHTSA)

In one year, more than 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs; that represents just 1 percent of the 112 million American adults who claim to have driven while under the influence of alcohol every year. (Reported by the CDC)

 

The courts hand out tough sentences on drunk drivers. Unfortunately, these tough penalties have not deterred those who have made the decision to drive under the influence of alcohol from seriously injuring or killing innocent drivers, pedestrians or passengers. If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident, contact a  car accident lawyer from our law firm. We will aggressively pursue all possible legal remedies on your behalf against those who have been negligent and caused harm to you or caused the wrongful death a loved one.

Strong Trial Representation in Drunk Driving Accidents

In many instances, in drunken driving lawsuits in which a person has been injured or disabled or a loved one has been killed, the settlement is not commensurate with the injuries received. Our firm will fight for the full compensation that you are entitled to for your injuries.

In  you have the right to seek punitive damages over and above the damages that compensated you for the harm you were caused by the drunk driver. We will pursue these punitive damages in your case. We will also do a complete investigation of your case and if there are other parties that are legally liable for your injuries, such as a bar or restaurant that sold the alcohol to the drunk driver who injured you, we will go after them as well. Contact a  drunk driving accident lawyer today for a free initial consultation.

 

 

Were you injured in a hit and run accident?

A hit and run accident may involve two motor vehicles, a motor vehicle and a bicyclist or motorcycle rider, or a motor vehicle and a pedestrian. It is illegal for anyone to leave the scene of an accident. If a driver flees the scene of an accident he can be charged with a serious crime, so it is vital that the police are contacted. Depending upon the circumstances involved, the hit and run driver may be charged with a misdemeanor or, if the person struck was killed, with a felony. There are numerous reasons why a driver chooses not to remain at the scene of an accident, including:

Fear of getting caught and paying for the consequences.

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Having a warrant out for his/her arrest.

Possessing a stolen vehicle.

Being in possession of stolen property or drugs.

If you have been the victim of a hit and run, do not give up hope. The first thing to do after the accident is to obtain medical attention. Back and neck or head injuries do not always show up immediately and may even worsen as time goes on, causing long term disabilities. The second thing to do is to contact a car accident lawyer from our firm. We can help you recover compensation from your own insurance company for medical treatment, lost wages, and future expenses.

Over 10 Years Experience in Law Enforcement

With over 10 years experience in law enforcement and in criminal investigations, our firm has a keen understanding of statutes relating to hit and run accidents. It is not uncommon for insurance companies to take advantage of you while you are in pain and perhaps not thinking clearly to coerce you into settling for less than what your claim is actually worth. While you are recovering from you accident, it is important to have a skilled lawyer on your side who can advocate on your behalf for the optimum settlement that you are entitled to. Contact a  hit and run attorney today to review your case.

 

Have you lost income due to an accident?

When you have been injured in an accident, it may take many weeks or months for you to fully recover and return to work. Some injuries can be so severe that they result in permanent disabilities that can prevent you from ever working again. If you are unable to work because of an accident caused by someone’s negligence, contact a personal injury attorney for advice on how to recover lost wages by filing a personal injury claim. A qualified lawyer can explain personal injury laws and the benefits that you can expect.

Personal Injury Attorney

Various documents will be needed when filing a personal injury claim for lost wages, such as a written report from your doctor stating that you are unable to return to work because of your injuries, as well as a statement from your employer indicating how many hours a week you work and how much you earn, including any overtime. A lawyer from our firm can discuss the information that will be needed to support your claim in more detail, including any medical evidence that will be required, and documentation that shows the impact your injury has had in other areas of your life.

In addition to lost current and future wages, if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, your may also be eligible for personal injury compensation to cover:

Medical treatment

Rehabilitation

Home care

Pain

Suffering

Emotional trauma

When an injury is so catastrophic that it prevents you from working, it is likely that you will also be incurring excessive medical bills during your recovery. We can thoroughly review your case and provide competent advice on how to seek compensation for any injury-related expenses. Contact a  personal injury lawyer from our firm to discuss the compensation laws regarding your case and how to file a claim for monetary damages.