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Car Accidents

With so many vehicles crowding the nation’s highways, car accidents are a common occurrence in the United States. A car crash can be a huge headache for all those involved, dealing with repairs and insurance claims. Moreover, even minor accidents can cause devastating and fatal injuries. Every year, more than 30,000 people are fatally injured in auto accidents across the country.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

There are many factors that can result in an accident, but engaging in safe driving behavior can prevent collisions. Reckless driving behaviors that often result in a crash include:

  • Aggressive driving or tailgating
  • Distracted driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Failing to obey traffic signals
  • Speeding or reckless driving

Car accidents can also be caused by factors outside of a driver’s control. Conditions such as inclement weather, poorly maintained roads, or automotive defects can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicle. In these cases, the vehicle’s designer or manufacturer, roadway designers, or government or private entities responsible for road maintenance may be liable for any ensuing injuries.

When negligence is a factor in a collision, victims may be able to pursue legal action against the driver or other responsible party to recover compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our experienced car accident lawyers at Davis & Brusca, LLC help clients in all aspects of the legal process so that they can focus on their recovery.

Common Car Accident Injuries

Injuries from car accidents can range from minor cuts and bruises to severe injuries such as:

  • Amputation
  • Broken bones
  • Damage to the spinal cord
  • Fatal injury
  • Neck and back injury
  • Sprains and strains
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

These injuries often require a long recovery period and may leave victims with permanent disability. In addition, victims are often left with a heavy financial and emotional burden after the accident.