Some of the most life-changing injuries can occur in serious traffic accidents. Laws related to traffic accidents can be complicated and difficult to comprehend. For this reason, it is usually best to hire an attorney to help prove your case in court.
Motor Vehicle Accident Causes
Accidents can have a variety of different causes, but some are more likely to occur than others. The most common causes of motor vehicle accidents are:
- Driving At High Rates Of Speed
- Aggressive Driving
- Distracted Driving
- Driving While Under The Influence Of Alcohol Or Drugs
- Ignoring Traffic Signs And Signals
- Driver Fatigue
- Texting While Driving
A brain injury can occur if a person hits their head during an accident. A brain injury can be mild, moderate or severe. A mild brain injury can heal on its own within a few weeks, but sometimes they linger on for months or years. Severe brain injuries can impact memory, speech and movement. In some cases, a severe brain injury can result in death.
Neck and back injuries are also common in people who have been involved in accidents. The neck or back can be injured if it stretches quickly and then snaps back into place. A severe neck or back injury can result in permanent or temporary paralysis.
Chest injuries are another common type of injury. The impact of an accident can break ribs. Chest injuries are more likely to occur if one is not wearing a seat belt.
Help for the Victims
Damages may be sought to cover medical bills and lost wages, and for the pain and suffering related to the injury. Members of a victim’s family may also seek damages to compensate for their personal suffering. If you or a loved one are suffering from injuries as a result of an accident due to the negligence or carelessness of someone else, contact Holloran Schwartz & Gaertner LLP.