Car accidents are unexpected and can change a person’s life in a matter of seconds. Statistics show that almost every driver will be involved in a mishap of some type during their driving life. In some of these, the collision will result in injuries and this is when it becomes important to seek the advice of a legal professional that specializes in this area of the law. Legal advice is essential since injuries can range from moderate to severe and result in expenses for medical treatment and other damages.
After a car accident, the legal system allows people hurt to be compensated when the negligence of another party is the cause of physical harm and property damage. A careless action by a driver can result in severe harm and, in some cases, the crash is caused by a hit and run driver. This type of incident can be financially draining due to medical expenses and loss of wages. The victim may not be able to work for a period of time. In some cases, permanent injuries result in a diminished quality of life or the need for lifetime medical care.
Some common injuries sustained in car accidents include:
In some cases, the person hurt is unable to return to work for an extended amount of time because of the seriousness of the injuries. Then in other crashes, the injuries are so severe that the person is unable to ever return to work and may not be able to complete daily activities due to permanent injury. In some instances, the victim may require hospitalization, surgeries, and therapy.
A car accident attorney can help victims of car accidents in a variety of ways including:
If the accident is a hit and run, our skilled lawyers can help negotiate a settlement with the injured driver’s own insurance company for damages.
It is important to find an attorney that specializes in car accidents since this can be a complex area of law. Our car accident attorneys have extensive experience handling similar cases and are dedicated to protecting the rights of clients. If your injuries are due to the negligence of another, you deserve compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, property damage and other related costs. If you or a loved one suffered harm in a vehicle collision in California contact the Law Office of Brian H. Turner for a free consultation.