Car accidents are one of the most common causes of injury and death in the United States. According to the National Security Council, it’s estimated that 2015 was one of the years with the most fatalities since 2007. During just the first half of that year, car accidents resulted in 19,000 fatalities, and more than 2.2 million injuries.
The cost of these accidents is extremely high, and many people are not fortunate to have insurance to cover the expenses involved. During the first six months alone of 2015, the cost of deaths, injuries, and property damage was $152 million dollars. In addition to medical expenses and property damage, this cost also includes reduction in wages and productivity, administrative costs, and costs to employers.
Per the U.S. traffic code, all drivers must carry an insurance policy that covers any damages and injuries to a third party for which they may be responsible. In addition, anyone involved in a car accident must stay at the scene to give information.
At the time of a car accident, for security reasons and for greatest benefit, it’s important to call police immediately so that there is proof and a record of the incident. It’s important to collect documentation and information from the people involved such as their names, driver’s license numbers, insurance policy numbers, and the names of the insurance companies.
Grupo MedLegal will always offer advice, legal support, and medical attention if you are involved in a car accident through no fault of your own or if you have been injured either as driver or passenger. The victim is entitled to compensation for all medical costs and for any damages, paid by the auto insurance of the person at fault.
If you have been in a traffic accident or were injured because of one, our attorneys will legally represent you. The following are some of the types of accident cases that we handle:
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than two million people each year are reported injured as a result of car accidents.
This is one of the most fatal types of accidents in the United States because of drivers’ carelessness and motorcyclists’ failure to use protective equipment.
Although it may seem that bicycle accidents are very scarce, nearly 48,000 bicycle accidents are reported each year--the main cause being the lack of precautions taken by automobile drivers.
Every day in the United States, over 100 people are injured by being hit or being involved in some other accident while walking.
A large number of accidents are due to trailer and commercial vehicle accidents. Many of these accidents are related to driver fatigue or caused by an animal.
These are the greatest cause of car accidents in the United States, and unfortunately most of them turn out to be fatal. We offer legal assistance to those who have been injured because of the recklessness of someone driving under the influence of alcohol.
Because our clients frequently use this means of transportation, we constantly handle this type of case, whether they are passengers in these vehicles or drivers responsible for an accident.
The injuries resulting from auto accidents are of vital importance since they should be treated immediately, avoiding future consequences. Among the most common injuries caused by auto accidents are head and brain injuries, chest injuries, arm and leg injuries, fractures, burns, cuts, and scratches. With Grupo MedLegal, you will find the instant medical attention you need for these injuries.
Here are some of the main risk factors for auto accidents:
Regardless of the injured person’s immigration status or if the person was a passenger, everyone is protected under the law in the case of a car accident. Therefore, the insurance company of the person at fault should cover and absorb all medical costs and provide compensation for all losses. Even if the accident was a case of “hit and run,” in which the driver at fault leaves the site of the accident, one still has every right to file a claim.
Grupo MedLegal has been offering legal counsel for over thirty years in various regions of the United States such as Los Angeles, New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Atlanta, and Florida. If you have been in an accident or if one of your loved ones has been injured or has even lost his or her life, you will find the counsel and legal support needed at Grupo MedLegal to take your case and obtain the compensation you are entitled to for losses suffered, as well as the medical care you need from highly qualified doctors.