The National Safety Council estimates that during 2013, 35,200 people died in U.S. traffic accidents, plus there were approximately 3.8 million crash injuries requiring medical attention.
When you get into your car every day, you place a great deal of trust in your car, your driving skills, and the people with whom you share the road. You face many dangers, including distracted, fatigued, and inexperienced drivers, aggressive driving, speeding, uninsured motorists, poorly marked roads, hit and runs, and rush hour traffic. Regardless of how carefully you drive, it is impossible to predict what other drivers will do. A wide variety factors can contribute to automobile accidents and most of them involve some form of driver negligence.
If you are involved in an automobile accident, you may have a number of questions that you want answered by an experienced attorney, such as:
I am hurt and my car is damaged – what should I do next?
How do I pay for my medical bills?
A family member has been injured or killed – what happens now?
How do I get compensated for my pain, suffering, and emotional distress?
I am unable to work because of my injuries – who is going to pay for my lost wages?
Is my family going to get a fair compensation?
GLG’s lawyers have successfully represented numerous people injured in automobile collisions and ensured that they received their just compensation. We have obtained tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients who have been seriously injured or on behalf of a family who lost a loved one in an automobile accident. If you or a family member have been involved in an automobile accident, we have the experience necessary to protect your rights and maximize the compensation you receive.
When a driver is negligent and causes a collision, they are liable for the resulting damages, which may include:
Medical bills. This includes medical bills for past and future treatment, including ongoing rehabilitation costs.Lost income and lost earning capacity. If you have to miss work because of your injuries, you deserve to be paid back for lost income. If your earning power is affected by the accident, the negligent driver will need to pay for this ongoing loss.
Pain and suffering and emotional distress. Car accidents have more than just a financial cost. Drivers who cause an automobile accident have to pay for these non-economic losses as well.
Wrongful death damages. Surviving family members of victims killed in an automobile accident may take action on to obtain justice for their deceased family member. A wrongful death lawsuit may also provide compensation to the living family members for the loss of their loved one.
Putting years of experience to work, GLG’s lawyers often work with accident reconstruction and medical experts to determine how a crash occurred and how the accident caused the victim’s injuries. We work to gather evidence from all sources, including the accident scene, medical records, police reports, and witnesses.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident because of a driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for personal injuries or wrongful death. Please contact GLG and we will be happy to discuss your particular rights and remedies during a free initial consultation.