After many years of combined personal injury law experience, we know firsthand how devastating injuries from a car accident can be. It can change every aspect of your personal, work and family life and can prohibit you from doing the things you once loved to do.
No two car accidents are exactly the same. This is because there are so many factors that define the car accident. Some of these factors can help to determine who may be liable, or at fault, for the accident. Often both drivers are partially responsible for a car accident, to some degree. However, there are certain types of car accidents that can foreshadow the majority of the responsibility falling on the shoulders of one driver.
Every year, thousands of Americans suffer the medical disturbances associated with motor-vehicle accidents. Car accidents can happen so quickly and leave passengers with a wide-range of medical issues. But, what are the financial costs associated with such injuries? Recently, the Center for Disease Control compiled car accident data and financial statistics in order to answer this question.
Consider the disadvantages a pedestrian has in comparison to a motor vehicle. Cars are faster, stronger and weigh more than humans. In fact, most are aware that a moving vehicle could easily injure or kill a human if they cross paths. There are a few reasons that this may happen. However, the law stands in favor of the pedestrian the majority of the time.
The spinal cord is one of the most amazing, intricate and unknown areas of the human body. It serves as the central nervous system "hub" and it is responsible for housing most of the sensations associated within the human body. If the spinal cord suffers an injury, it could render it unable to do its job properly. This could leave a person, who is the victim of a personal injury accident, with a long term spinal cord injury.
For many people, driving is a form of relaxation. The open road can provide one with a sense of freedom and escape from some of the stressors in their life. However, that same enjoyable activity can turn tragic in the event of a sever car accident. Worse, the cause of the accident may be completely out of a driver's hands.
Most car accidents fall into one of only a few different categories. For example, rear-end accidents are very common. However, other types of car accidents do happen. For this reason, it is important to be aware of all types of car accident situations that can occur.
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration's (NHTSA) goals are twofold when it comes to protecting and serving the nation. Firstly, they seek to prevent accidents, injuries and fatalities related to car accidents. Secondly, they intend to investigate the accidents that occur to better understand what caused them. This, in hopes, will address their first goal of preventing injuries and fatalities on Nevada roads and around the nation. Data compiled by NHTSA hints to why hit-and-run car accidents occur.
While most drivers are extremely cautious and responsible on the road today, others cause mayhem. In a recent press release, Nevada's Attorney General warned drivers of the documented increase in staged car accidents. Staged car accidents you ask? These are car accidents that occur intentionally. These car accidents often are devised with the intention of sticking the innocent driver (or insurance company) with the blame and the bill.