At Shawn Steel Law Firm, the aim of our legal services is to offer realistic solutions for all types of civil cases. Our commitment ensures that each individual’s rights are upheld when it comes to presenting claims for damages for all injuries resulting from accidents, including car accidents. Above all, our goal is to give exceptional quality legal representation at an affordable price. All our services are customized to meet individual requirements. Justice for our clients is what we strive for and we will go amazing lengths to get that for victims of car accidents.
Unfortunately, car accidents are a reality in our everyday lives and anyone at anytime can be involved in one. You could be a driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian who happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you, or a loved one, have been involved in a car accident and have suffered injuries that were not your fault, you should make a call to Shawn Steel Law Firm. Our experienced team of car accident attorneys understands your plight and can assist you in filing a claim for compensation for your injuries caused by another person’s negligence.
What Causes Car Accidents?
Car accidents occur for a number of reasons, and even though legislation over the years has tried to reduce the numbers of accidents, there does not seem to be any indication that there is ever going to be a complete end to this sort of devastation. It seems that no matter how many laws there are, some drivers will always choose to drive without the care and attention that is required when driving on busy, congested roads and highways.
The main reasons for car accidents are:
- A driver is intoxicated or on drugs
- A driver loses concentration and tailgates the vehicle in front leading to a rear-end crash
- Using a mobile device which is classed as distractive driving
- Driving vehicles much too fast for the prevailing road conditions
- An adverse weather event such as wind, fog, snow and ice
- Unsafe and poorly maintained vehicles and defective brakes, tires, mirrors and lights
- Driver fatigue – especially truck drivers who have illegally exceeded safe driving hours
Because cars can travel at such high speeds, severe injuries take place in car accidents, which can result in permanent scarring and disablement. Some injuries mean that the victim is unable to resume the normal routines of life, which can include going to work and caring for themselves. Minor accidents entail suffering as well, even if the injuries are just cuts and bruises. Whiplash is a neck injury that does not reveal its symptoms until a few days after an accident. This can be a debilitating injury that can cause pain for the rest of the victim’s life.
Types of injuries caused by car accidents:
- Fractured and broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries, including whiplash
- Brain injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI)
The Cost of a Car Accident
An injury not only involves pain and suffering but can also put a dent in one’s finances. A victim might have set a budget for a year for the family and then all of a sudden medical expenses have to be paid. Not only does a victim have to pay medical expenses, their normal income maybe reduced for a time while they recover. If the recovery period is long and arduous, financial hardship will be inevitable. The initial cost of medical treatment is often expensive and can be even more expensive if the victim needs life-long medical care.
Compensation is a Legal Right
If your involvement in a car accident was not due to your own negligence, you have a legal right to receive compensation from the person that caused your injuries. However, you must prove that the person is guilty without doubt for a court to award a damages settlement.
Once you have arranged your free consultation, we can evaluate your situation and inform you almost immediately if you are eligible for compensation. All the claims that we file on our clients’ behalf include an assessment of the cost of medical expenses, now and into the future, loss of earnings, the cost of any home care or home adaptations and a component for the pain and suffering you have endured.
Our fees are realistic and fair and you do not pay anything until we have received your compensation. We pride ourselves on our ability to get our clients the outcome they deserve. We have the skills and experience it takes to win your car accident case.
If you, or a member of your family, have been involved in a car accident, contact Shawn Steel Law Firm at 800–626–003 for a free evaluation of your case.