Motor vehicle accidents injure thousands of people every day. Whether you are the driver of a car, bicyclist, motorcyclist or a passenger or pedestrian, you are dependent upon the actions of every other driver around you. Far too often, innocent drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists are seriously injured in an accident due to the negligent or reckless driving of others.
Some of the most common causes of motor vehicle accidents include drunk driving accidents and distracted driving accidents, and often have very serious consequences to an innocent third party.
Every year, drunk driving accidents take thousands of innocent lives and many other victims are seriously injured. In addition to holding drivers responsible for their negligence, these accidents often result from restaurants, bars, and hosts of private parties failing to take responsibility for a driver who may have become intoxicated at their establishment or premises. When this is the case, the owner of the establishment may be held liable for the injuries caused by that drunk driver under what are called "dram shop" laws.
Distracted driving is a major cause of motor vehicle injuries and deaths, many of which could have been avoided if drivers had made more responsible decisions behind the wheel. Cell phone use is a major cause. Cell phone use, coupled with inexperience (especially among young drivers) can result in a catastrophe.
All too often, operators of motor vehicles make mistakes that have an immediate impact on your health and well-being. Their negligence can result in money lost from work, days or weeks lost from school, and an overall decrease in quality of life. Many accidents also result in significant physical injuries, including:
In the event your loved one is seriously injured or killed in a fatal accident, compensation may be recovered, including:
Many times, innocent accident victims weaken their case by speaking to the insurance company before contacting an experienced accident attorney. This results in the victim missing critical, time-sensitive filing deadlines. At Ross, Legan, Rosenberg, Zelen & Flaks, LLP, we are very familiar with the legal and insurance issues involved in your case. Our law firm is well-aware of the deadlines and filing requirements.
The personal injury attorneys at Ross, Legan, Rosenberg, Zelen & Flaks have many years of “hands on” experience in insurance and legal claims involving vehicular accidents of all kinds. We have handled cases involving cars, trucks, buses, trains, railroads, cruise ships, boats, and airplanes. We have been highly successful in representing injured drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and bike and motorcycle operators. If you were involved in a car accident or if you were a pedestrian knocked down by a car, please call our toll-free number at 1 (888) 878-3342 today.
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