Car accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries in the United States, as more than 6 million car accidents occur every year and more than 3 million people are injured. However, just because car accidents are relatively common, doesn’t mean you deserve to be injured in an accident caused by negligence. While weather conditions and road hazards can contribute to accidents, the reality is that most car accidents are the result of human error. At Klein Frank, P.C., our Carbondale car accident attorneys have handled many car accident cases successfully and know exactly what evidence to collect in order to support your personal injury claim. If you or a loved one has been injured and you believe negligence or recklessness caused the accident, call our law firm immediately for trusted representation.
Common Car Accident Injuries
Car accidents, whether they’re T-bone accidents or head-on collisions, can leave victims with injuries ranging from minor to severe, depending on factors such as speed and size or weight of the cars involved. Injuries can require extensive medical treatment, including multiple surgeries and hospital stays, and long periods of missed work.
Common injuries one can acquire in a car accident include:
- Back injuries
- Joint damage
- Internal organ damage
- Nerve damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Broken bones
- Cuts, lacerations, and abrasions
In addition to physical injuries, car accidents are devastating and can leave victims with lasting psychological trauma. Many victims suffer from PTSD or develop anxiety or depression following their accident. Mental trauma can be more challenging to recover from than physical injuries and may require years of therapy and/or prescription drugs.
What to Do If You’ve Been Hurt in a Car Accident
It’s important that you follow certain steps after a car accident in order to strengthen your claim; if you miss certain steps or say the wrong thing to an insurance adjuster, for example, you may do more to harm than help your case.
It’s first important to seek medical attention for your injuries and hold onto your medical bills and receipts, from your ambulance ride to your doctor’s records. This information will be important when it comes to providing evidence of your injuries and the costs of your medical treatment.
After a car accident, you also need to call the police to the scene. The responding officer is required to write up what is known as a crash report, which you can procure a copy of to use as evidence. When you hire a personal injury attorney, they can also put in the work to gather evidence. Other important evidence our team can help you collect includes witness testimonies and photos of the accident.
How Our Lawyers Can Help You
Navigating the legal system on your own while you’re coping with your injuries can be overwhelming. By hiring our law firm, you can focus on healing while trusting our experienced attorneys to investigate your accident and build your case.
With our help, we can work on the following:
- Documenting your injuries
- Communicating with insurance companies (this can prevent you from risking saying anything companies can use against you)
- Consulting with experts including the cause of the accident
- Calculating how much your losses are worth
- Representing you during negotiations
Once we determine how much compensation you deserve, our lawyers fight tirelessly and are ready to go to trial if need be. Our recognized lawyers have recovered damages for clients that include medical care, future medical care, lost income or future income, property damage, and non-economic losses like physical pain, emotional distress, and grief.
For in-depth service, contact our Carbondale car accident attorneys at (303) 448-8884. Our law firm has recovered millions for past clients and aren’t afraid to go up against large insurance companies to recover what you’re owed.