We rely on our vehicles to commute to work, run errands or complete any other daily task. Car or motorcycle accidents can happen anytime and anywhere and could create a significant amount of chaos and stress in your life and those involved.
There are over 6 million car accidents per year and around 90 people a day die as a result of a crash. Additionally around 2 million drivers are injured or disabled due to an automobile related accident. Many of these victims are young adults ages 15-44. Crashes cost the United States almost $230.6 billion per year.
Today’s vehicles come equipped with many safety features that reduce the injuries that you could suffer in an accident, however there is still a chance that those injuries could be serious. Seatbelts and airbags are designed to prevent injuries but the harm could still be long term. For example, the speed at which an airbag deploys during an accident could result in a mild or severe concussion. Those involved in an automobile accident may suffer from a wide range of other injuries including broken bones, whiplash, and bruises. These injuries may cause you to suffer significant losses, including lost income due to missing work, pain and suffering, and ongoing medical expenses.
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident you will need to prove that either a person was neglecting to operate their vehicle in a lawful way or that there was a defect involving the vehicle or roadway that caused the accident. Your first option for help will be the insurance company which should offer a settlement for the injuries sustained during the accident. The insurance company will determine the cost of damages during the accident and offer a settlement.
Unfortunately not every insurance company provides a fair offer. If you believe your settlement is too low, keep in mind you do not have to accept the offer. That’s where the attorneys at Facchini and Facchini P.C. come in. By seeking the help of a qualified attorney, you can improve your chances of being fairly compensated. We can help navigate through the laws that are specific to your case. We will guide you through filing insurance claim forms, dealing with the involved insurance companies, making modifications to your home due to disability, and forming a plan on how to pay your bills if you are out of work.