If you or a loved one have been injured in a car wreck, we want to help. It is important to speak with a qualified attorney such as the lawyers in our firm, as soon as possible after the injuries are sustained. In many cases, there is critical evidence to be gathered the hours or days following the accident which could be lost forever if not collected and preserved immediately.
Automotive crashes may involve multiple vehicles, a single vehicle, a motorcycle, RV, a large transit vehicle or a tractor trailer, or even farm equipment, and could be caused by a product defect or driver negligence. The injuries sustained can change your life forever, or end it, in an instant and through no fault of your own.
Automobile accidents can be caused in a number of ways, including but not limited to vehicle impact from the front, side, or rear. In some cases, vehicle rollover can have devastating results.
Single vehicle accidents should not be disregarded or chalked up to “just an accident.” Many are caused by a design defect or mechanical problem. Single vehicle accidents resulting in significant injury should be thoroughly investigated, especially if the injury appears to be disproportionate to the damage to the vehicle.
Most people are familiar with the idea that the automobile accident is the other driver’s fault. The other driver’s fault or negligence may appear in many different forms, such as drowsy driving, distracted driving, driving while using controlled substances, whether prescribed or not, texting and driving, drunk driving/ DUI, speeding, driving erratically, and others.
Still other automobile injuries can be attributed to the neglect of others, such as dram shop cases which may hold the owner of a drinking establishment liable for over serving a patron, who thereafter injures someone behind the wheel.