Unfortunately, car accidents are a reality in our everyday lives and anyone at anytime can be involved in one. You could be a driver, passenger or pedestrian who's at the wrong place at the wrong time. 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 damages claims for all injuries resulting from accidents, including car accidents.
If you or a loved one have been in a car accident that was not your fault and suffered injuries as a result, then call Shawn Steel Law Firm. Our experienced team of personal injury attorneys understand your plight and can assist in filing a claim for compensation. All our services are customized to meet individual needs. Justice for our clients is what we strive for and we will go amazing lengths to get that on behalf of the victims of car accidents.
What Causes Car Accidents?
Cars can travel at high speeds causing severe injuries which can result in permanent scarring and disablement. Some injuries mean that the victim is unable to resume normal routines, such as working and caring for themselves or others. Minor accidents entail suffering as well, even if the injuries are just cuts and bruises, and whiplash—a neck injury—doesn't reveal its symptoms until a few days after an accident and can be debilitating and painful for the rest of the victim's life.
Car accidents continue to occur for a number of reasons and despite legislative attempts to reduce the number of accidents, there doesn’t seem to be any indication that there’s 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 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
Types of injuries caused by car accidents:
ScarringLearn more >
ParalysisLearn more >
Learn more >
Learn more >
Spinal cord injuriesLearn more >
Learn more >
If you or a loved one is in need of a skilled and experienced
Free Case Evaluvation
auto accident attorney, then call us.
The Cost of a Car Accident
An injury not only involves pain and suffering but can also put a dent in your finances. A victim might have set aside a budget for daily living expenses or a trip and then, suddenly, medical expenses have to be paid. Not only does the victim have to pay medical expenses, their normal income maybe reduced while they recover. If the recovery period is long and arduous, financial hardship is inevitable. The initial cost of medical treatment is often expensive and can be even more so 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, but you must prove that the person is guilty without doubt for a court to award a damages settlement.
Once you arrange a free consultation, we 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 medical expenses, now and into the future, loss of earnings, the cost of any home care or adaptations and a component for the pain and suffering endured.Our fees are realistic and fair and you don’t pay anything until we receive your compensation. We pride ourselves on our ability to get our clients the outcome they deserve.