Even the safest drivers can become involved in traffic collisions, often through no fault of their own. When someone else’s negligent driving results in you being caught up in a car crash, it could result in grave injuries or even death. Being a defensive driver is sadly not always enough when someone else’s willful negligence rears its head on the roadways. Distracted drivers, drunk drivers, and fatigued drivers can all become deadly weapons once they get behind the wheel—and innocent people are left paying the price for their poor choices. If you have been injured in a car crash and want to talk to a car accident lawyer about your rights under the law, contact Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. today to learn more about your options as an accident victim.
According to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than 21,000 fatal accidents involving passenger cars during 2016, and more than 2 million injury crashes involving these vehicles (although close to 5 million crashes resulted in property damage only). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that 90 people are killed in fatal crashes each day in the United States. The CDC also estimated that the more than 30,000 road crash fatalities reported in 2013 cost more than $380 million in medical expenses.
Although you cannot stop another person from driving in a negligent manner, there are a few things you can do to be sure you are doing your part to contribute to the safety of the roadways:
If another driver caused the collision you were involved in and you sustained injuries during that crash, you may be able to sue that driver in an effort to recover damages. Damages are given a dollar amount based on damage to person and property and factors such as medical expenses and living expenses and your pain and suffering resulting from the accident and may then be paid out as a cash award to you either via a negotiated settlement agreement or a courtroom win if your case goes to trial in civil court.
If you need a car accident lawyer in Independence, contact the attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. for a free consultation. We have more than 40 years of experience helping our clients turn a bad day into a brighter future by seeking legal justice after a personal injury. We do not charge any attorney’s fees until your case has been won or settled favorably, and we will fight to get you every dime you deserve as an accident victim. Call today for your free case evaluation.
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