MOTOR VEHICLE INJURY
Freeways, toll roads, interstate routes and secondary roads throughout the U. S. are filled with ever-increasing amounts of traffic. As the number of vehicles on the highways multiplies, traffic accidents increase accordingly. Statistics show three million car-related injuries annually, resulting in two million permanent injuries in the U. S. alone.
Car accidents take on many forms from single car accidents to freeway pileups. Whether an accident is a head-on collision, a rollover, a rear-end collision or an intersection crash, millions of dollars in personal injuries and property damage results.
Most traffic accidents happen because someone is not paying attention. When you are involved in a car accident and suffer serious injuries due to the negligence or recklessness of another, you may be entitled to recover damages for medical costs, property loss, and lost income as well as pain and suffering.
In order to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for damages, you must prove liability. Therefore, retaining an attorney at the outset is crucial. The personal injury attorneys at Cornelius Law Firm will take immediate action to not only protect your rights, but also take steps to preserve evidence from the accident, assist you in obtaining medical care and deal with the insurance companies while you concentrate on recovering from your injury.
When you are coping with serious or perhaps catastrophic injury, our attorneys understand the dire medical and financial ramifications you face. We have helped car accident victims who have sustained serious injuries including bone fractures, back injury, whiplash, brain injury, burns, neck injury, spinal cord injury, paralysis, and paraplegia.
A serious injury is often a permanent or long lasting medical condition that forever alters a person’s life. Paralysis, loss of arms or legs, brain damage, or loss of one or both eyes are catastrophic in nature. Such injury may mean that you will be confined to a wheelchair for the remainder of your life. You may be unable to dress or feed yourself, or perform a myriad of common everyday tasks without assistance. If you sustain serious injury, you experience considerable pain, require extensive medical care, physical therapy and rehabilitation.
While catastrophic injuries are of many types, the more common categories include, but are not limited to:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Skull fractures
- Multiple fractures
- Extensive and severe burns
- Neck Injury
- Loss of one or both eyes
- Back Injury
If you suffer a traumatic brain injury, a spinal cord injury, sustain extensive, severe burns, become paralyzed or lose both arms or both legs as a result of the recklessness or negligence of another, a highly skilled personal injury lawyer is essential to protect your rights and ensure you receive maximum compensation for your pain, suffering, medical expenses and long term care.
A dog attack, which can result in serious injury or even death, is categorized as a personal injury. Not only are dog attacks emotionally and physically traumatic, they present health problems for the victim. In addition to pain and serious skin and blood infections, the lacerations from dog bites leave permanent scars and disfigurement that nearly always require costly reconstructive surgery.
The U. S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention estimate that 5 million dog attacks occur every year. Hospital emergency rooms treat 1000 dog bite victims each day. Children account for a large percentage of dog bite victims. This is a result of children’s inability to defend themselves from dogs which are more prone to attack, such as Rottweiler’s and Pit Bulls. The elderly are also commonly victims of dog bites.
The personal injury lawyers at Cornelius Law Firm have helped numerous dog and animal bite victims pursue lawsuits to secure fair compensation for their serious injuries. While each state has different but specific laws related to liability in these cases, counties and municipalities have passed ordinances of their own. Some dog bite laws and ordinances state the owner must be aware the animal is potentially dangerous (so-called ”one-bite” rules), whereas other states require no prior knowledge.
EIGHTEEN-WHEELER TRUCK INJURY
Safety reports show that drivers of commercial trucks, such as an eighteen-wheeler, a tanker or freight carrier, exercise more care on the highway than drivers of cars or other motor vehicles. Yet, when an 18-wheeler and a car are involved in an accident, the relative size and weight differences nearly always result in serious injury and fatality. In fact, 98% of the fatalities in truck accidents involve those in passenger vehicles.
When a commercial truck accident occurs, trucking companies typically dispatch a company representative or their insurer to the accident scene; and often arrive before the first responders. In the interests of protecting their bottom line, trucking companies and their insurance adjusters do everything possible to limit and mitigate their company’s liability. In the aftermath of a trucking accident, the injured victims may be asked questions and encouraged to make statements and important decisions that could jeopardize their legal rights and limit the damages they might otherwise rightfully recover.
Freeways, toll roads, interstate routes and secondary roads throughout the U. S. are filled with ever-increasing amounts of traffic. As the number of vehicles on the highways multiplies, traffic accidents increase accordingly. Statistics show three million car-related injuries annually, resulting in two million permanent injuries in the U. S. alone. Car accidents take on many forms from single car accidents to freeway pileups.
When you are involved in an 18-wheeler or tractor-trailer accident, it is essential to consult a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. At Cornelius Law Firm, our lawyers will answer your questions about the claims process, the compensation you may be able to receive, how medical bills will be handled and will take the legal steps to process your claim for damages.
Have You Been Injured?
Personal injury lawsuits are complicated and expensive to mount and that is why we take all cases on contingency, meaning there is never a fee until we recover a settlement in your favor.
If you have been injured, contact the attorneys at Cornelius Law Firm for a FREE consultation and peace of mind from one of our Personal Injury trial attorneys.
We also represent those employees that have been injured on the job. These type injuries require special attention and knowledge in weaving through the statutory recovery process.