The United States has one of the highest auto accident rates in the world. In 2013 alone, there was one vehicle for every 1.8 persons, which explains these statistics. Without counting fatalities, an estimated 2.31 million people were injured in auto accidents in 2013, and the property cost was close to 150 million dollars. Many businesses have company vehicles and their workers (truck drivers, delivery drivers, couriers) are susceptible to being the victims of an accident while working. According to the Workers’ Compensation Act, if an employee is injured on the job, he is entitled to disability benefits and medical treatment, regardless of who is at fault. Here are some of the many cases of this type that Grupo MedLegal has handled:
On December 4 in Trenton, New Jersey, a driver was injured when the driver of another vehicle ran a stop sign and cut in front of him, forcing our client to brake abruptly to avoid impact. However, the vehicle behind him did not brake in time and hit him from the back.
On October 28 in New York City, while sitting in his vehicle and waiting for a green light, a man was hit from behind by a truck. He suffered injuries to his neck and head from this accident.
On November 26 in Los Angeles, California, a driver had an accident at an intersection when she hit a vehicle that failed to observe a red light. Due to this accident, she suffered injuries to her neck and back.
In Chicago, Illinois, on January 8, while driving on Pulaski Rd., a family was injured when a school bus ignored a stop sign and hit the right side of their vehicle, dragging them several feet, until they impacted another parked vehicle.
On January 2 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, while driving on N 7 and crossing another avenue, a man was hit by another driver who ran a red light and impacted the right side of his vehicle. The impact caused his vehicle to flip several times before crashing into a retaining wall. This accident caused injuries to the client’s neck, shoulder, back, right hand, and left foot and leg.
If you have had a work-related auto accident, don’t hesitate to contact us, as did these individuals. We will support you with a specialized lawyer and medical care for any injuries you may have. Our offices are located in major cities in the United States.
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