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Injured in an Auto Accident ?

 
 

Car Accident Lawyer:

Americans have been in a love affair with their cars for the past 100 years. And as more and more Americans take to the road, we’re seeing more miles driven per year in this country. In 2016 for example, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that Americans will drive about 3.2 Trillion (Yes Trillion) miles in total.

With all those miles on the road, there’s bound to be some mishaps. There will be accidents. There will be property damage, There will be injuries. And there will even be deaths. And if you’re involved in an accident, you had better be prepared to get a good car accident lawyer.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the rate of fatalities caused by car accidents is higher in America than in any other developed country. In 2013 for example, over 32,000 Americans lost their lives in a vehicle. That’s an average of  almost 90 deaths per day, or one death for every 950,000 miles driven.

While the rate of Americans dying in car accidents has actually decreased over the past 13 years, America lags behind other nations. The CDC calls this a serious public health issue, and that’s just counting fatalities, not the many injuries sustained by drivers and passengers.

The violent and dynamic forces at play in a collision with a car mean the injuries sustained can be severe, leading to trauma, paralysis, disability, amputation and even long term brain damage. Even the most common car accident injuries tend to be severe with things like head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and injuries to the face, neck and back being among the most common.

 And although self driving vehicles are starting to appear on the road, the vast majority of accidents involving a car are caused by the error of one or more drivers. A collision can happen to anyone, and chances are that it will eventually happen to most of us.

If you’re ever the victim of an accident and sustain an injury, you’ll need a knowledgeable car accident lawyer to help you get the care you need to recover. A professional car accident lawyer knows the law and knows how insurance companies operate. They can represent you to get you the compensation you deserve and help get you the care you need for a full recovery. 

Of course not every accident involves injuries. But what if you’re the victim of an accident that involves damage to property? If another driver has hit your vehicle or done other damage, their insurance company will often try to lowball you with an offer for compensation. An insurance adjuster’s whole purpose is to settle claims on the most beneficial terms for the client possible… and as the victim, that means the worst possible terms for you. If you have suffered damage to your vehicle or some other property, a good car accident lawyer can to help you maximize your settlement.

And if you cause an accident, your insurance company may not always protect you from liability they want to avoid for themselves. Having your own car accident lawyer can be your only hope to avoid crippling financial loss when your insurer turns on you.