If you or your loved one is the victim of a car accident, legal action must be taken to pursue compensation to pay for all damages. These will include medical bills, ambulance bills, hospital costs, medications, treatments, rehabilitation, transportation, lost wages and pain and suffering. Each case must be evaluated by a skilled personal injury lawyer to determine the amount that should be pursued, based upon the degree of injury and how it will affect the future of the injured person. There are a number of types of car accidents that require the assistance of a high quality, aggressive attorney from Cranston & Edwards, PLLC.
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Our area has a large number of accidents that are the result of an intoxicated driver getting behind the wheel. If you are the victim of a drunk driver, there are specific legal actions that must be initiated immediately, and we can manage this process and protect your rights. Drunk drivers are the most likely to cause serious, permanent or fatal injuries to innocent drivers and their passengers.
One of the most common types of injury accidents is that caused by an inattentive or distracted driver. These include cases of cell phone use and texting while operating a vehicle, or engaging in activities within the vehicle that pull attention off the road ahead, where it belongs. A claim for damages can be filed against a negligent driver who failed to operate their vehicle with reasonable care for the safety of others.
Some drivers are aggressive, speed, race or drive recklessly, endangering others who just happen to be sharing the road, street or highway at that time. It may be necessary to engage the services of an independent accident investigator and get supporting witness statements for your claim.
When a vehicle safety system fails, such as an airbag, seat, tire, accelerator, brakes, or roof support, the driver and passengers can be seriously injured. These cases may require that a claim is filed to recover compensation from a vehicle manufacturer, parts manufacturer, retailer or other party who was involved in providing the defective part or vehicle to the injured victim.
Various state agencies are responsible for maintaining the roads, streets and highways. If a road is not properly maintained for the safety of drivers, it may be possible to file an injury claim related to an unsafe road.