Motor vehicle accidents, such as car accidents, collisions with pedestrians, motorcycle accidents, and trucking accidents, are a frequent cause of property damage, injuries, and death. Common causes of car crashes include reckless driving, driver distractions, drunk driving and other forms of driver impairment, car defects, and poorly maintained roads. Along with filing an insurance claim, if you or a loved one has suffered a car accident injury, an experienced car accident lawyer can help you recover compensation for damages by filing a car accident lawsuit. Car accidents fall under the category of personal injury law, which means your lawsuit may be for physical, mental, or emotional damage that you have undergone.
Car Accident Injuries
Auto accident injuries range from relatively minor cases of whiplash or back injuries, to catastrophic injuries, such as the loss of a limb, traumatic brain injury, and even death. While early estimates regarding the total number of motor vehicle traffic fatalities in 2009 show an overall reduction since 2008, there were still an estimated 33,963 car accident deaths in 2009 and hundreds of thousands of car crash injuries. Serious car accident injuries include head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, cuts, lacerations, organ damage, broken bones and fractures, burns, scarring, and more. An auto accident attorney can file a car accident claim to pursue compensation for these injuries, as well as lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, property damage, and more.