Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries

Car Accident Injury Cases: Catastrophic Injuries

When a serious car accident occurs, severe injuries including spinal cord injuries and brain injuries are far too common. These injuries are often termed “catastrophic” as the victim will never again have the quality of life that they enjoyed prior to the accident. When another party is responsible for the accident, it is necessary to contact a  car accident lawyer to assist in seeking compensation in these very serious injury cases. At our firm, our car accident lawyer will assist you in managing the lawsuit or claim against the responsible party’s insurance company. If criminal negligence was involved, it may be possible to seek punitive damages beyond medical costs, future medical and nursing care, loss of income, future financial losses and pain and suffering, among others.

Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

The outcome of a legal action against the liable party is critical to the future and health of the victim. In very serious brain injury cases, the innocent victim can suffer severe damage and in the worst cases can lose all ability to function in life, and will require nursing care for the rest of their lives. We all hope for miracles in such cases, and as newer treatments are discovered, having the financial ability to access these treatments is only fair when another individual caused the injury.

The same is true of serious spinal injuries, as the victim can suffer terrible loss of ability, either paraplegia or quadriplegia. These conditions change the individual’s life forever. They will face many challenges and changes in lifestyle, as well as physical problems that are part of any spinal injury. Our legal team understands fully how important the outcome of the case is to the health and future of the victim and their families, and acts accordingly. We will seek compensation measured against all the damages suffered in the case, both economic and non-economic. The emotional toll is severe in any such case, and the settlement, verdict or judgment will likely be extremely high. We will fight to ensure that our client gets the compensation that truly reflects the serious nature of these injuries. Contact a car accident attorney if you or a loved one has suffered brain or spinal cord injury through the negligent driving of another person.

 

 

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.