Car Accidents Fact Sheet: Injuries Abound
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that there were more than 5,615,000 police-reported crashes during 2012 across the nation, and many of these accidents involve serious injuries to the parties involved. Some other NHTSA reported statistics include:
- The number of automobile accidents involving only property damage increased by 4.6 percent between 2011 and 2012.
- Between 2011 and 2012, the number of police-reported automobile crashes increased by 5.2 percent.
- Car accidents are the number one cause of death for young people between the ages of 11 and 27.
Car Accident Incidents
In many car accidents, victims suffer injuries and medical expenses that are significant, which can place a financial strain on the victim and his or her family. Many car accident victims in Bensalem and the surrounding areas seek to recover damages from the party that caused the accident.
Common Types of Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
The number of different types of injuries that can occur during a car accident are immense. Some of these injuries are particularly serious, and can have a long-term impact on a victim. Common car accident injuries include:
Fractures and Broken Bones
Fractures and broken bones are often painful and the most serious of these injuries can require intensive medical care or even surgery to properly treat.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are common as the result of car accidents. Often due to sudden movement or impact to the spinal cord, back, or neck, spinal cord injuries take a long time to heal, if they are even capable of being healed at all.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
Trauma to the head can produce a disruption in the normal functioning of the brain, either by inhibiting blood flow or by causing a bleed in the brain. TBIs have been known to cause physical, emotional, or cognitive problems in those who are affected by them.
Amputation sometimes results after an automobile accident. A limb might be crushed during an accident, or may be so injured that the only way to treat the injury is to amputate.
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People can walk away from the most serious of car accidents without so much as a scratch, while sometimes the most minor car accidents result in significant medical expense, serious injury and extensive pain and suffering. The car accident lawyers of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. are committed to assisting our car accident clients in obtaining the financial compensation they deserve for their injuries.
Investigating Car Accidents Requires Resources
For most car accident cases, establishing legal liability for the accident is a key first step, and this is accomplished by conducting a thorough examination of the circumstances and events leading up to the accident. The critical next step is to establish the extent and scope of the victim’s injuries after the accident. The assistance of an experienced car accident attorney can streamline the process of obtaining evidence in support of your case.
There can be a number of causes for a car accident, such as impaired driving, distracted driving, defectively designed or manufactured vehicles, or improper vehicle maintenance. All of these causes are the result of the negligence of another. Identifying the precise cause of the accident is important to establishing liability, and this can be done by reviewing police reports, witness statements, photographs of the scene, or traffic camera footage.
Medical evidence related to the extent and severity of your injuries is important for showing the damages you have suffered. You should be compensated for any physical or emotional harm you have suffered as a direct result of the car accident, but you should also be compensated for any impact your injuries may have on your future. For instance, if an injury prevents you from returning to your job or a similar line of work, you should be compensated for your lost earning ability.
The lawyers of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. have years of experience handling car accident cases just like yours, and they know what it takes to conduct a thorough investigation. They will work with accident reconstruction specialists to help prove your case and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
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Over 40 years of Outstanding Results and Hundreds of Millions Recovered for our clients
The car accident attorneys at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. are well-respected in the legal community and are consistently recognized by their peers as being some of the top personal injury lawyers in U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers and by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. Some of our success stories include:
Recovering an $8.5 million award for injuries caused by a defectively designed sports utility vehicle in a case against Ford Motor Company.
Securing a jury award of $631,000 for a client who suffered back injuries in a car accident.
Obtaining $2.4 million for a client who suffered injuries after a rear-end accident resulting in the victim’s inability to continue working as an electrician.
While results in prior cases do not guarantee similar results in your case the following listing of recent case victories should hopefully provide you with the assurance that we are experienced and know how to get you the compensation you deserve.