With over 70% of the U.S. population licensed to drive, a car accident is almost inevitable in our lifetime. All parties involved in an accident, as well as their families, can be deeply affected by an injury. Vehicle collisions are very common due to the high concentration of people, access to automobiles, gridlock and long commutes. Many accident victims will suffer debilitating injuries that restrict their daily lives, and others will lose their lives. A majority of these people will require ongoing therapy and long-term care. With serious injuries, victims lose essential income from missed work and family responsibilities may become stressed.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a vehicle collision, our team strives to help take some of the pressure off you and your family, which allows you to concentrate on recovery. Our aim is to get you the financial compensation you deserve and to help you through the legal process as simply as possible. While enduring a car accident can be mentally and physically excruciating, the resulting events unrelated to the immediate harm caused by the accident can add even more physical and economic hardships onto the injured party’s recovery efforts. Ideally, if the accident was not your fault, you should take action to settle your accident claims fairly, accurately, and quickly. Oftentimes insurance companies will try to settle a victim’s car accident claims to the insurance companies’ advantage.
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Types of Collisions
A low speed impact crash occurs at a speed of 10 miles an hour or less. While these tend to be less destructive, bodily injury can and does occur even at slow speeds.
A side impact collision occurs when one car’s front collides with another’s side. A driver or passenger, depending on which side is hit, can suffer serious injury or death from a devastating side impact collision. With the side movement, there is little to block the thrown weight, and severe brain, neck, and back injuries are common. Dislocations, broken bones, bruising and fractures are also possible in side impact accidents.
A frontal collision, perhaps the most serious type, results when two cars hit each other head-on. Depending on the speed and the size of the vehicles, frontal collisions can cause numerous severe or fatal injuries, including damaging internal injuries.
Insurance companies spend much time and money preventing high dollar payouts. Their representatives WILL attempt to pay out as little as possible, despite the fact that it may be your right to collect more. Most accident victims are not knowledgeable about the law, and may be unsure about how to negotiate with the insurance company. That’s where our law firm comes in. Ronald D. Smith will maximize your recovery!
You don’t have to let an auto crash ruin your life. With the help of an attorney who is knowledgeable and organized, you may be able to make a full financial recovery. Ronald D. Smithrepresents clients suffering from major injuries and knows how to negotiate fair settlements. We will not stop until we exhaust every resource in order to get you the compensation you deserve.