Car accident Fact Sheet
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) compiles data and research regarding motor vehicle accidents in an attempt to increase safety for motorists and prevent injuries. Some recent car accident statistics are as follows:
- More than 2.3 million individuals in the United States suffered injuries in car accidents in 2012 alone.
- Over 33,500 Americans did not survive their car accident injuries that same year.
- The majority of car accidents in the United States take place on rural roads as opposed to urban areas with more traffic.
- Approximately 28 individuals die in accidents caused by alcohol-impaired drivers each day.
- An estimated 1,153 people suffer injury and another 9 people die each day in car accidents caused by drivers who are distracted.
Due to the large number of major roads that pass through Monmouth County, traffic is often heavy and the risk of car accidents and resulting injuries is high in the area. The risk of accidents increases even more when drivers act in a negligent manner.
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Personal Injury Incidents
At the law firm of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. in Monmouth County, New Jersey, our attorneys understand the wide range of injuries that may result from a car accident and how they may affect your life.
Common Types of Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
Car accidents in Monmouth County can result in a wide range of injuries, from minor bruises to permanently disabling or fatal conditions. The type and severity of injuries that car accident victims suffered usually depends on the type of collision that occurred and other situational circumstances. Some of the common injuries that car accident victims sustain include the following:
SPINAL CORD INJURY
Spinal cord injury (SCI). Some car accident victims experienced damage to the spinal cord or nerves associated with the spine. Spinal injuries can lead to many issues, including partial or complete paralysis below the point of injury, which can be temporary or permanent.
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
Traumatic brain injury (TBI). Direct trauma or even a sudden jolting of the head can result in damage to brain tissue and a TBI. The effects of a TBI vary from case to case and can cause physical, emotional, and/or cognitive complications for a victim.
Burns. Car accident victims can suffer serious burns from friction if they are thrown from the car (road rash) or if the car catches fire as a result of the collision. Burns can require extensive medical treatment and can leave victims permanently disfigured.
Contusions, also referred to as bruises, are impact wounds that can be relatively minor and on the surface of the skin or can be extremely deep and even damage internal organs.
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Cohen, Placitella & Roth understand the wide range of injuries that may result from a car accident and how they may affect your life.
The highly experienced car accident attorneys at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC are committed to helping injured victims in Monmouth County receive the maximum possible compensation in their case. We always provide individual attention and keep our clients apprised of new developments in their cases so that the legal process goes as smoothly as possible. Please call our office today at 888-572-7388 for a free consultation if you have suffered an injury.
Investigating Car Accidents Requires Resources
In order to adequately prove someone else was at fault, you must collect and present evidence of negligence and your resulting injuries. Such evidence may include video footage, cell phone records (if the driver was texting), police reports, and more.
Many people will be involved in the investigation into your claim. In addition to your version of the facts, your lawyers will need to conduct interviews with other people who were involved in your injury, including the person or entity who caused your injury, any potential witnesses, and trusted technical and medical experts in order to determine if your injury could have been prevented if the person or entity that harmed you had not been negligent.
Additionally, you will need to collect all of the medical records related to your injuries sustained from the accident and your medical provider may have to testify to your evaluations, diagnosis, required treatments, necessary future treatments, costs, and more. If you have missed work due to your injuries, you will have to gather pay records to demonstrate the income you have lost as a result.
Investigating a car accident can be complicated and costly, however the law firm of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC in Monmouth County has the financial resources needed to properly investigate your case so that we can secure the best outcome possible for you. Please do not hesitate to contact our firm to take advantage of a free consultation with a highly experienced car accident attorney today
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