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What Are the Most Common Types of Personal Injury Motor Vehicle Lawsuits?

Motor vehicle accidents are some of the most common types of personal injury claims. They often result in serious personal injuries, including neck and back injuries, sprains and strains, burns, cuts, lacerations, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other head injuries, broken bones, scarring, and even death. Being involved in a motor vehicle collision is scary. Here are common types of personal injury motor vehicle accidents and how working with an experienced car accident injury lawyer can help.

If you were injured or someone you love was killed in a motor vehicle accident, you and your family may be entitled to compensation. Anacortes personal injury attorney Justin Campbell can review your claim and fight for the compensation that you and your family deserve.

Car Crashes

A car accident is, by far, the most common type of personal injury motor vehicle claim. If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may have suffered head and neck injuries, whiplash, broken bones, cuts, bruises, and lacerations. These injuries can result in serious consequences including expensive bills for medical care and treatment, lifelong pain and suffering, and an inability to do many things you did before the accident.

If you were hurt in a car accident, there are many insurance claim forms you will need to complete. The insurance company may try to settle your case quickly. But beware: by resolving your personal injury claim quickly, you may forfeit many important rights, including the ability to seek additional compensation for injuries that you discover later.

Properly resolving a car accident injury claim can be complicated. An experienced car accident injury lawyer can review the documentation from the insurance company, explain your rights, negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement, and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Bicycle Accidents

Many drivers have a difficult time seeing people on bicycles. As a result, bicyclists are vulnerable to being cut off, run off the road, or struck by a vehicle pulling into the road or intersection. Because motor vehicles are so much larger than bikes, and because bikes offer relatively little protection to the people riding them, injuries sustained in a bicycle accident are often quite severe.

Injuries sustained in a bicycle accident are often catastrophic, and receiving fair compensation can be complicated. An experienced bicycle accident injury attorney can review the circumstances of your case, the extent of your injuries, and any medical bills and records associated with your accident, and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Trucking Accidents

When semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and construction vehicles are involved in a motor vehicle accident, the results are almost always catastrophic. Trucks travel at high rates of speed and can carry up to 80,000 pounds. Someone involved in a collision with a truck may suffer serious personal injuries or even wrongful death.

Truck drivers and trucking companies are subject to a complex set of federal laws that are overseen and enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. These rules govern all aspects of commercial trucking, including how long a driver can be on the road without taking a break, driver training, how loads must be secured and who is responsible for securing them, and how trucks must be serviced and maintained.

Unlike a car accident, where the victim is usually only able to seek compensation from the other driver, in a trucking accident, you may be able to seek compensation from additional sources. The driver of the truck, their employer, and other people or companies who were involved in scheduling the route, servicing and maintaining the vehicle, and arranging for transportation of the load may all bear responsibility for your injuries.

Successfully recovering compensation after a truck accident can be extremely complex and should not be attempted without the assistance of an experienced personal injury motor vehicle attorney.

Motorcycle Accidents

Many people enjoy the freedom that comes with riding a motorcycle. But if a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, the injuries the rider sustains can be severe. Riders who were involved in a crash often suffer severe personal injuries, including brain damage, broken bones, injuries to the neck, back, and spinal cord, facial injuries, cuts, lacerations, and bruising, and scarring.

Like bicycles, motorcycles offer the rider very little protection in the event of a crash. The rider may strike the pavement or another vehicle, be dragged across the pavement, or suffer injuries that can lead to full or partial paralysis, or even death.

Pedestrian Accidents

You do not need to be in a vehicle to be involved in a motor vehicle accident. If you were a pedestrian and were injured when you were struck by a motor vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation.

Pedestrians are commonly injured while walking along the side of the road, in the crosswalk, in a parking lot, or while exiting a vehicle.

Pedestrians who are struck by a motor vehicle are vulnerable and often suffer serious personal injuries or even death. An experienced personal injury lawyer can review the circumstances of your case and help you hold the responsible parties accountable for the injuries they caused.

How a Motor Vehicle Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

If you were injured or someone you love was killed in a motor vehicle accident, you and your family may be entitled to compensation.

An experienced personal injury lawyer will investigate your claim, review the evidence, and present it to the other driver’s insurance company in a way that is designed to maximize your financial recovery.

You may be eligible to receive compensation for:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Punitive damages

While motor vehicle personal injuries are common, successfully resolving a personal injury claim is no easy task.

At The Campbell Law Firm, Anacortes personal injury attorney Justin Campbell will review your claim, fight for your rights, and work to protect your family’s financial future by securing the compensation you deserve.

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