All car accidents and the injuries caused by them are serious. However, serious objective injuries require
expert testimony with regards to how they are proven before a jury. It is important to speak to a
car accident attorney, if you or a loved one has suffered an injury such as a closed head trauma, fracture, internal injury, loss
of sight, loss of hearing, loss of use of extremities, full or partial paralzise, etc.
Car accidents can result from a
number of factors: speeding, cell phone usage, reckless driving, negligence, drugs, alcohol, defective products, poor crashworthiness,
and other similar factors. With years of experience prosecuting drunk drivers, we do not represent drivers that operate a motor vehicle under the influence, we seek justice from them.
Are you aware that injuries from traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for Americans from age 6 to
age 33? According to national statistics, approximately 6,000,000 auto accidents occur each year, causing over 40,000
deaths and 3,000,000 injuries.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) compiles statistics
regarding motor vehicle accidents. According to NHTSA's statistics, in 2001:
- 3,000,000 people were injured in motor vehicle accidents;
- 41,300 died in motor vehicle accidents;
- 40% of the fatalities were-alcohol related;
- 2,600 children under the age of 15 were killed in motor vehicle accidents;
- 7,500 young drivers (16-20) were involved in fatal
- 3,000 motorcyclists were killed;
- 4,700 pedestrians were killed;
- Improper use of seat belts accounted for 63% of the fatalities.
In 2004, nationwide, there were 6.2 million police-reported motor vehicle crashes. According
to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2004, speeding was a contributing factor in 30 percent
of all fatal crashes, and 13,192 lives were lost in speeding-related crashes. In 2004, more than 9,000 persons died in rollover
crashes throughout the United States.
If you have been involved in an automobile accident or motorcycle accident, you may be able to file a claim against the negligent driver to recover damages for lost wages, property damage, medical
costs, future losses and pain and suffering. It is advisable for you to consult with an experienced accident lawyer before proceeding with a claim for negligence.
When you've been injured in a car accident,
your whole life can change suddenly. You may not know which auto accident lawyer to talk to or what to do to recover your medical bills, damage to your vehicle, and other expenses incurred. At
the Gels Law Firm, we will listen to your situation.
If you've tried dealing directly with insurance companies,
you probably know that their focus is on getting you to settle your case for as little as possible.