Car Accidents — Injuries and Compensation
Types of Car Accident Injuries:
- Back, bone, joint, muscle, and neck injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Burns and scars
- Head injuries
- Knee damage
- Loss of limbs
- Permanent disability
- Spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful death
Types of Car Accident Compensation:
Economic auto accident damages (compensatory damages) are awarded compensate the injured car crash victim for his or her monetary losses.
Common economic damages awarded in car accident lawsuits include:
- Medical Expenses
- Future Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Loss of Earning Capacity
Non-economic car accident damages award the car crash victim for non-financial losses. Car accident damages for non-monetary losses may include:
- Pain and Suffering
- Mental Anguish
- Loss of marital benefits, including companionship, sexual relations, affection, and comfort if you are the spouse of the victim (Loss of Consortium)
- Punitive Damages, intended to punish the defendant and discourage similar behavior in the future.
If you have been injured in a car accident, please fill out our free case review form.
Truck Accidents — Lawsuits
Injuries sustained in truck accidents can include those listed for car accidents as well as more severe injuries including disfigurement, paralysis, and death.
Types of Truck Accident Lawsuits include:
Lawsuits filed to recover compensation for injuries sustained in a truck accident will often be based the truck driver’s negligence.
The common signs of negligence include:
- Driving for too long without taking a break
- Lack of truck driving experience
- Failing to obey traffic laws
- Failure to see other vehicles due to the truck’s large blind spot
- Not stopping at weigh stations, as required by law
- Overloading trucks
- Operating oversized trucks on narrow roads
If a defect in the truck or one of its components contributed to the accident, there may be a viable claim against the product manufacturer(s).
The following will be required for product liability lawsuits based on manufacturer’s negligence:
- The defective truck or a particular part was “unreasonably dangerous”
- The truck was being operated as the manufacturer intended
- The truck’s performance had not changed since its initial purchase
Truck accidents can be so severe that the victim does not survive the crash. In some cases, the family may bring a claim on behalf of their loved one to recover compensation for their losses. An attorney can help family members recover damages for their lost loved one.
If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident, please fill out our free case review form.
Bus Accidents — Common Causes & School Bus Accidents
The Common Causes of Bus Accidents can include:
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted bus driver
- Failure to follow traffic regulations
- Fatigued bus driver
- Inadequately trained bus driver
- Overloaded buses
- Poor bus maintenance.
School Bus Accidents
School entities, school bus owners, and school bus drivers may be held liable for a student's injuries if the driver fails to:
- Activate safety measures (flashing red lights and stop sign, while students board and leave the bus)
- Monitor a child’s safe crossing of a street
- Operate the bus with due care
- Verify traffic has stopped before permitting a child to exit the bus
If you or a loved one was injured in a bus accident, please fill out our free review form.
Train accidents are amongst the most dangerous types of transportation accidents. Due to the speeds that the passenger cars travel and the lack of protection in a typical train the end result of train accidents very often catastrophic injury and very often, death.
Railroad accidents may involve:
- Freight or Passenger trains
- Local Commuter Train Systems.
If you or a loved one was injured in a train accident, please fill out our free review form.
Motorcycle Accidents — Causes
The Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents include:
- Distracted drivers
- Exceeding the legal speed limit on the street
- Failing to check blind spots for motorcyclists
- Failing to come to a complete stop at a red light
- Failing to yield right-of-way to a motorcycle
- Running a red light or stop sign without seeing an approaching motorcycle
Cars, more often than motorcycles, are the cause of car-motorcycle accidents. If you or a loved one was injured motorcycle accident, please fill out our free review form.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that more than 150,000 people went to emergency rooms for ATV-related injuries in 2007, and 146,000 in 2006. Reported ATV-related deaths totaled 750 in 2006 and 805 in 2005 while estimates of all ATV-related deaths during were 882 in 2006 and 948 in 2005.
If you or a loved one was injured in an ATV Accident, please fill out our free review form.