Auto accidents are the leading cause of injury and death for drivers under the age of 34 years, and the number of people over the age of 34 years injured and killed in auto accidents is also alarmingly high. Over 40,000 people are killed in approximately five million motor vehicle collisions and other auto accidents annually, many involving teen auto accidents. Over 115 people are killed each day in the U.S. in auto accidents.
In almost all auto accidents, at least one injury is involved, which is why auto accidents are one of the top personal injury claims filed in civil courts. The economic cost of personal injuries and property damage sustained in auto accidents is staggering—over $150 billion per year.
If you are injured in an auto accident a qualified auto accident attorney can help you file a claim and secure the compensation to which you may be entitled.
An auto accident attorney can help “level the playing field” by providing accident victims with information regarding the practical and legal aspects of personal injury law and auto accident claims.
Your auto accident attorney can help you navigate the often complex law related to your injury claim. Laws vary with regard to the type of vehicles involved in the auto accident, and an experienced auto accident attorney is familiar with these laws and can advise you on the best action to take moving forward. Your attorney will represent your case against the defendant's insurance company and can help you achieve the maximum settlement or judgment for your claim.
Be advised, all injury claims including auto accident claims are time limited by the statute of limitations. If you were involved in an auto accident and suffered injuries as a result, it's important you speak with an attorney immediately. Failing to do so could mean you forfeit your ability to ever recover for your injuries.