In 2019 alone, motor vehicle traffic crashes caused an estimated 36,120 deaths according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Not surprisingly, they are also the leading type of personal injury lawsuit in the U.S.
Motor vehicle accidents can occur for any number of reasons. Often, they are the result of mindless and preventable mistakes—texting at the wheel, disregard for traffic rules, speeding, or just plain inattention. But roadrage and accidents caused by intentional recklessness can also result in serious injuries.
And drivers are not the only cause of motor vehicle accidents. Manufacturing defects in cars, motorcycles or other vehicles can directly lead to serious injuries on the road. Other contributing factors can include roads in poor physical condition, areas with heavy construction, and even unclear road signs. Never assume there must be another driver at direct fault for an accident to become a viable case. Have an attorney review the facts with you first.
Regardless of why they happen, motor vehicle accidents are a major cause of death. As we hear all too often, they can also lead to serious, life-changing injuries, including:
- Brain damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Limb loss
- Severe hemorrhaging, or blood loss
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by someone else, you may be able to receive financial compensation to help you recover.
The attorneys at Kolsby Gordon have successfully represented victims in some of the most extreme cases of motor vehicle accidents in the region. Many of our clients have faced severe impairments or physical disabilities that have dramatically changed the course of their lives.
The verdicts and settlements we have won on their behalf have helped clients with their expensive medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages from time off of work and, in the most serious accidents, future earnings if the client can no longer work. More than just large sums of money, these successes have provided our clients with a way to move forward, and to carry on with their lives.