With more cars on the road than ever before in our country’s history, drivers and their passengers are at a much higher risk of being injured in an accident. While many accident victims are fortunate enough to walk away from collisions with only minor scrapes and bruises, others are not so lucky. This can be especially frustrating for those who were not responsible for their accident, as they may be saddled with mounting medical bills and vehicle damage, in addition to painful injuries. To ensure that the person or entity who caused your own accident is held accountable for their negligence, please contact one of our dedicated Highland car accident lawyers for assistance.
There are a number of factors that determine the severity of a car accident, including the size and number of the vehicles involved in the crash, the speed that the vehicles were traveling prior to impact, and whether the occupants were wearing seat belts. However, the factor that plays perhaps the largest role in determining the severity of a collision is the type of car accident in which the injured party is involved. Multi-car pile-ups, for instance, are known for being especially dangerous because they involve multiple impacts from a number of different directions, which drastically increases an occupant’s chances of injury. Other common types of car crashes include:
Regardless of the type of car accident in question, determining who was at fault is critical for any injured parties who stand to recover damages compensating them for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage.
Although car accidents can and do have a number of different causes, they almost always involve some sort of negligence, such as:
When an injured party can demonstrate that one or more of these causes resulted in an accident, he or she could be eligible to recover significant damages, including punitive damages, from the at-fault party.
To learn more about recovering damages for your own car accident, please call the dedicated Highland car accident lawyers at Tanzillo Stassin & Babcock P.C. today.
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