Automobile accidents are a stressful event full of a lot of traumatizing circumstances. The day you get into a truck or car accident is one you will want to swiftly forget, but unfortunately, the accident will stay with you long after you leave the scene.
Every year in the United States, 4.4 million people require medical attention due to automobile accidents. An additional 38,000 die annually, making it the leading cause of death for Americans up until the age of 54. There is another devastating component to these injuries.
The Association for Safe International Road Travel estimates that car crashes in the U.S. cost over $380 million in direct medical costs. These estimates don’t include indirect costs from persisting conditions.
How do I protect myself from these expenses?
Car accident victims are often eligible for compensation. Why should you suffer from a severe financial burden for an event that was not your fault? Getting in touch with an experienced lawyer is an essential step towards getting the help you need.
Although experienced legal professionals are there to guide you through this stressful journey, there are some essential things you should do to prepare. While it’s challenging to maintain your composure and concentration during an accident, try to keep a few tips in mind.
- Exchange contact information: No matter how minor an accident seems, be sure to obtain contact information from all parties. Damages are not always apparent, and it’s crucial to have someone to call when bills start appearing.
- Always file a police report: Calling the police to document an accident does not mean everyone is under arrest. Don’t be afraid to call in the police, as official police reports are useful in court cases.
- Visit the doctor: Official medical reports also serve as significant evidence for court cases. Don’t hesitate to visit a physician if you feel any injuries. Remember, some common injuries incurred in accidents, like whiplash, don’t manifest for a couple of days.
- Document everything: Above all, keep your files in order and be sure to take pictures of everything. Everything is more comfortable with proper organization.
Catastrophic injuries are those which have a long-term effect on the life of the victim. A catastrophic injury is so severe that it usually results in long-term medical conditions, permanent disability, and/or a shortened life expectancy. They are often life-threatening and life-altering injuries which require extensive medical care, rehabilitative treatment, medical equipment, nursing care or personal assistance long after the accident or event has occurred which caused them. These injuries can often lead to inability to work at all in the future, affecting not only the life of the victim but family members as well who must be depended upon for care and support.
Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys is known nationwide for providing outstanding legal advice and excellent representation. We have recovered over $700 million in lawsuits involving 18 wheeler trucking litigation, wrongful death litigation, commercial vehicle litigation, motorcycle litigation, catastrophic litigation, and mass torts involving medical devices and bad drug litigation. Our prowess in the legal arena comes from our combined years of trial and complex litigation experience.
We founded our practice on the belief that the 7th amendment and the civil jury system is the best means to provide compensation to injured parties and deter wrongdoers from injuring others in the future.
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Legal Disclaimer: These recoveries and testimonials are not an indication of future results. Every case is different, and regardless of what friends, family, or other individuals may say about what a case is worth, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances as they apply to the law. The valuation of a case depends on the facts, the injuries, the jurisdiction, the venue, the witnesses, the parties, and the testimony, among other factors. Furthermore, no representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.