There are many different injuries that can occur when there is a car versus pedestrian accident. Five main and serious injuries are traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, fractures, amputations, and herniated discs. Traumatic Brain Injuries A traumatic brain injury can occur when the head strikes a hard object such as the car windshield […]
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 […]
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.
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.
There are a lot of different reasons why talking to an attorney after a car accident would be in your best personal and financial interest. A good rule of thumb is, when in doubt, call! You might be the kind of person that wants to do a bit more reading first, and in that case, […]