Over three million people are injured in traffic accidents each year in the U.S. The primary cause is often negligence, but many motorists suffer an injury caused by road problems or improper detours set up by a construction road crew. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately six million motor vehicle accidents […]
Car accidents can result in a number of different injuries. Soft tissue injuries may take days or even weeks to manifest. Broken bones, which can take weeks or months to heal. And even injuries that are both hard to diagnose, harder to treat, and often completely overlooked in discussions about long term impacts. Specifically, we are talking about injuries to the head that result in Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI).
When a car or truck face off against a pedestrian, the car or truck will win every time. It is no contest. The vehicle is a couple of thousand pounds of steel moving at speed, where the pedestrian is at best a couple of hundred pounds of soft flesh and brittle bones.
So, what happens after a car vs. pedestrian accident? What is the recourse, what are the likely injuries, what can you do if you have been hit by a car or truck?
If you have been in a car accident, you might be considering talking to a car accident lawyer. We covered several reasons why you would want to speak to a car accident lawyer in this previous article, and we thought it might be helpful to share with you a set of great questions you can ask when checking around for the attorney you want to represent you.
The highways you drive on every day should not be something you fear. The government has a literal army of engineers, and accredited construction workers making sure the designs of the highways keep you safe, and that they do not fail for seemingly no reason whatsoever. It is a sad fact though that for all the foresight that goes into designing, building, and maintaining a highway sometimes things go wrong.
Here are examples of how failures in planning, construction, or maintenance of roadways can lead to injuries or even death. Moreover, what your options are after being injured due to one of these failures.
Drunk driving injuries can include major life-chainring injuries, including paralysis, back and spine injuries, mental health anguish, and much more. If you have been in an accident where a drunk driver was involved, here are some of your options that will help you sort out your case.
Remember, you can get help after being hit by a drunk driver and they can be held accountable.
Semi-trucks and trailers are big, fast, and sometimes extremely dangerous to other vehicles on the road. With the average commercial truck massing more than 25 times that of the average car, a truck vs car collision is bound to cause catastrophic consequences. The sad truth is that in a situation where a semi-truck is operated carelessly, or in error, the other vehicles on the road are often the ones that bear the brunt of negligence. Some of the causes of these crashes are somewhat avoidable while others just occur as a surprise. Ahead are four of the most common causes of truck vs car accidents.
If you’ve been in a car accident, there are many things going through your mind. How will I replace or repair my car? What are my medical bills going to be? Am I going to be sued? Should someone else be responsible for helping me pay for this? Whose fault is this? The answer to these and many more questions really depends on who you consider for help. A great local car accident attorney can really help you to understand and answer all these questions. But how do you choose one?
Here’s a list of 6 things to help you Choose a Car Accident Attorney in the Puget Sound.
One of the best questions to ask when someone says, “here’s a list of why you need an attorney,” is, “but what do they actually do?” You could use an attorney for a ton of things you’re capable of doing yourself, it doesn’t mean that it’s a prudent course of action to hire one. What makes hiring a car accident attorney after a car accident different? Can you do everything they do, and not hurt yourself too bad?
Why don’t we try to answer the question: “what do they actually do,” and see if that helps you to understand better why you’d want a car accident attorney to work for you in the first place.