Car accidents are extremely common in the United States, resulting thousands of injuries, deaths and millions of dollars of vehicular damage every year. However, many people have serious misconceptions about their rights when involved in a car accident. Accident victims are likely to suffer a lot more than damage to their vehicle when they are involved with an auto accident. Auto accident victims are often injured so badly that they are unable to return to their regular lives, particularly their jobs. Even if the injuries are not that serious, auto accidents routinely cause major financial problems and serious disruptions in the lives of those who are involved in them.
The biggest problem for those who have been injured in auto accidents is paying for their medical care. After an auto accident it is common for an accident victim to go through all kinds of medical tests and treatments, including advanced diagnostics like MRI’s and other medical imaging and even surgical procedures which can add up to a significant hospital bill. After this, many auto accident victims require ongoing physical therapy. Often, these medical bills are so high, accident victims end up having to file for bankruptcy because they are unable to pay them.
In most cases, accident victims are under the impression that the only compensation that they will receive in a car accident case is from their auto insurance company. Actually, this is not true. The truth is, that under the personal injury laws in our country, accident victims who have suffered significant losses in an auto accident may seek compensatory damages through the process of personal injury litigation. Our personal injury laws were designed to help protect accident victims from suffering unfair losses as a result of another person’s negligent actions. … Read More ...Read More →