Vehicle Accident Attorney
Auto Accident Injury Lawyer
More than 40,000 people are killed annually in motor vehicle accidents across the United States with nearly three million others suffering injuries.
Since 2005, the leading cause of spinal cord injury has been vehicle accidents. In fact, the latest numbers from the National Spinal Cord Injury Database indicate that 41.3% of SCI cases are the results of motor accidents.
If you or someone you know was killed or victim of a serious spinal cord injury in a truck or car accident, you may want to contact an injury attorney for a free evaluation of your case.
Automobile accident lawsuits, including SUV rollovers and 18-wheeler, tractor trailer and large truck accidents handled by Ammons Law have resulted in large verdicts and settlements, including the $1.2 million verdict for a client injured in an accident by a speeding 18-wheeler with faulty brakes.
While many auto accidents occur due to human error, there are also many instances where these accidents can be caused or worsened by insufficient safety mechanisms and/or defective products.
Among these problematic vehicles are the ones that are prone to rollovers, especially the ever popular sport utility vehicles, or SUVs. Vehicle Rollover accidents are responsible for thousands of injuries and deaths in the United States annually.
Other common causes for vehicle accidents linked to spinal cord injury include:
You have probably seen it in the news, cases of malfunctioning vehicles or parts. This is a reality for thousands of Americans who have to deal with the medical and financial backlash from these cases.
Minimum Safety Standards
It has also been discovered that a number of the vehicles have been found to have roofs that are unable to withstand rollover accidents, with drivers and passengers being injured and killed. In an effort to reduce the number of roof crush accidents, Federal officials are proposing tougher mandates for stronger auto roofs than the current 30-year-old standard.
Cars and trucks are designed with an eye for safety. Car companies are required to meet the minimum safety standards put forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Some car companies try to exceed these standards in order to receive free promotion via car safety awards such as the J.D. Power and Associates star safety ratings. Even then, car companies are businesses intent on increasing profit margins and saving money.
While the minimum safety standards do much to prevent accidents, they still occur frequently. Cars, trucks, and motorcycles are tireless tested to ensure the best possible outcome in the unfortunate event of a car accident. However, any oversight or financial shortcut can prove dangerous for drivers.
Explore Your Options
Explore Your Legal Options as an SCI survivor Depending on the severity of the injury, the average person can pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical expenses simply in the first year. You owe it to your future and that of your loved ones to carefully consider your options.
The Ammons Law Firm is here to help you navigate through the legal process and obtain the settlement that you deserve. We more than 20 years experience in personal injury law and handle cases nationwide. For more information or to set up a free consultation, contact an injury lawyer today or call (866) 523-1606 to learn more about your legal options.