Car Accidents

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For most people, driving is the most dangerous thing they will do all day. According to the United States Department of Transportation, approximately 6,000,000 automobile accidents occur every year. While many accidents are minor, automobile collisions can result in extensive property damage or serious personal injury. A death is caused by a motor vehicle crash every 12 minutes, and a disabling injury occurs every 14 seconds. Over 3,000,000 people were injured in car accidents in 2001. Furthermore, automobile crashes are the leading cause of death for people ages 1 to 33.

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident and the other driver is found negligent, then the negligent driver could be responsible for all of your damages. Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care. That is, negligence is measured against what a reasonable person would have done under the same or similar circumstances.

If the other driver is found to have acted unreasonably (i.e. negligently), then you are generally entitled to receive monetary compensation for your property damage, present and future medical expenses, wage loss, and loss of earning potential. Furthermore, if you have been seriously injured you may be entitled to compensation for your, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of opportunity to enjoy life, and other similar damages.

Most states require every driver to carry automobile liability insurance. However, if you have suffered a personal injury in an automobile accident with a driver who either does not have insurance, does not have enough insurance, or who was a hit and run driver, you may still be able to recover damages for your injuries under what is known as uninsured motorist coverage. The law enables you to file a claim with your own insurance company to recover for injuries caused by drivers with insufficient or no insurance.

Furthermore, in many states, not only is the driver of the at-fault vehicle responsible to anyone injured in an accident, but so is the owner of the vehicle. Under the legal theory of “vicarious responsibility,” the vehicle owner is responsible for the negligence of an operator, when that operation occurs with the permission of the owner. This is vitally important today with the large number of leased vehicles being driven on a leased basis, since many leased vehicles have additional insurance coverage.

Every insurance company has a team of adjusters, investigators and attorneys whose primary responsibility is to limit the liability of the insurance company and minimize the amount of money to be paid to injured parties. So in order to protect your rights and maximize your recovery, it is imperative that you contact an experienced car accident lawyer promptly. It is also important to remember that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit, so if you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, contact a car accident attorney immediately. If you would like us to give you a referral please call toll free at 1 (800) 807-9530 for a confidential consultation or fill out our contact form and we will call you.