If you have been injured in a car wreck in San Diego, you need to speak to a lawyer right away in order to protect your rights. Diana Adjadj is the San Diego accident lawyer who can help. Do not let the insurance company take advantage of you! You can count on us to negotiate with the insurance company to make sure you get fair value for your claim. Our office handles all automobile accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay us nothing unless we recover money for you! Call us now for a free consultation and to find out how much your case is worth.
TYPES OF CAR ACCIDENT INJURIES
A serious car accident can cause horrific damage to the human body that is all too often fatal or life-changing. These are some of the many types of injuries that often occur in California motor vehicle crashes:
Brain trauma – Car accidents are the cause of 14 percent of traumatic brain injuries every year. These can take months or years to recover from, if recovery is possible at all.
Spinal cord damage – This can be anything from simple bruising to a fracture causing paralysis. Car and motorcycle accidents account for 35 percent of new spinal cord injuries in a year.
Paralysis – Spinal cord injury is the second-leading cause of paralysis, at 23 percent (a stroke is the most common). So if a person suffers spinal cord damage in a car accident, there’s about a one-in-four chance that they will suffer from paralysis to some degree.
Neck and back injuries – Whiplash is a common occurrence in a car accident, and can limit your mobility for weeks at a time, depending on the severity of the accident.
Torn and damaged tendons and ligaments
Anxiety, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other psychological damage
Death – Of the nearly 2.5 million injurious car accidents in the U.S., fewer than two percent of them resulted in death. However, that still amounts to 38,000 fatalities, and that number is rising in recent years. Fatal crashes increased by seven percent from 2014 to 2015.
If you or a close family member suffered a serious injury in a car crash that was caused by someone else, you can’t help feeling the unfairness of your having to suffer when you did nothing wrong. It offends your sense of justice! You are suffering—physically, emotionally, and financially, for someone else’s wrongdoing. Fortunately, you have recourse against the party who caused your losses by filing a legal claim to recover money for your financial and quality-of-life damages. Although no amount of money is ever adequate compensation for the loss of a loved one, or of your health, making a claim against the responsible party is important in several ways:
It can provide you with the means to obtain the healthcare you need.
It can ease your financial burden by getting your medical bills paid and compensating you for your lost earnings, or those of a deceased family member whom your family relied on for support.
It can provide a sense of closure.
It can force the wrongdoer to face up to the harm done and possibly prevent a recurrence of the behavior that led to your losses.
It can restore your sense of justice.