Car Accident Lawyers

Dedicated Representation for Auto Accident Victims

 

Serious traffic accidents often happen on major freeways including interstates. In the city and in other locations statewide, and in neighboring states as well, major crashes also take place on lesser-known highways, county roads and city streets. Car wrecks causing serious injuries include single-car accidents (such as rollovers or collisions with construction barriers), intersection crashes, sideswipe accidents on highways, rear-end accidents and head-on collisions (often happening when one vehicle is going the wrong way on a freeway).

Whatever the circumstances, it is in your best interest to seek legal representation right away following a serious accident. Contact our personal injury lawyers to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your situation.

Even the Playing Field

Obtaining full and fair compensation for injured victims and surviving family members is far too complex for the average person to accomplish by simply filing an insurance claim.

Legal challenges in car accidents include determining who was at fault, determining which insurance policies or other sources of compensation are applicable, navigating the accidental insurance claims system, ensuring that the injured person has immediate and continual access to the best quality medical care available, and watching out for the victim’s interests at every stage of the case.

The auto accident attorneys at our firm represent accident victims. We get to work right away by taking witness statements, interfacing with law enforcement and insurance claims representatives and preparing to present a compelling case in favor of maximum compensation for the accident victims.

Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck accidents share some similarities with car accidents in that they take place in traffic, and they involve motor vehicles. Otherwise, truck accidents have distinct characteristics, including the following:

The sheer size and momentum of an 18 wheeler usually means that there will be catastrophic injuries or fatalities in the other vehicle or vehicles.

Insurance issues can be complex, with the driver of the truck, the owner of the cabin of the truck and the owner of the trailer may well be three separate legal entities. In addition, whoever loaded the trailer may be called into question if the truck was overloaded or incorrectly loaded.

Truckers are often from other areas, passing through our state east to west or north to south. Tracking down all responsible parties can take time and effort.

A truck driver’s log is required to be made available for just a limited time. It is important for an attorney of a truck accident victim to request and review the driver’s log promptly. The driver’s log may reveal that the truck driver was sleepy or that the truck was not maintained according to schedule.

Whatever the causes and circumstances of a big rig crash, commercial truck accident or collision with a garbage truck, the injured or surviving family need aggressive advocacy by their own attorney. The trucking company and its insurers are likely to put their own legal counsel to work right away defending the case. The average person is no match for the aggressive in-house counsel or hired lawyers of legal entities who are responsible for the truck. You need your own attorney as soon as possible to increase the likelihood that you will be able to collect maximum available compensation.

Head Injury Attorney

Brain injuries typically fall into two categories:

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) or other type of closed head injury caused by a blow to the head. This may happen when a person is struck by a baseball bat, falls on an icy surface, is struck by falling debris in a store or hits a windshield in a car accident.

Hypoxic brain injury caused by a shortage of oxygen to the brain. This may happen as a result of anesthesia errors during surgery; as a result of a medication error; as a result of suffocation or as a result of birth injury. In mild cases, the person appears normal after a recovery period. In severe cases, a person ends up in a “vegetative state.”

Although a person with a closed head injury may appear to recover and improve over time, people who are close to the victim (close friend and families, coworkers and neighbors) may notice lasting effects such as the following:

Lingering pain or discomfort

Migraine headaches

Personality changes

Difficulty concentrating, speaking or making decisions

Inability to work as before

Careful evaluation of a brain injury victim over time by neuropsychologists and other professionals may allow for a reasonable prognosis for determination of future needs.