Prevalence of Auto Accidents
Auto accidents are prevalent on the nation’s highways every minute of every day. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 32,000 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes on U.S. roadways in 2014 alone, with California car crashes accounting for 3,000 of those deaths. Another 2.3 million were injured nationwide.
Not all auto accidents result in death or severe injuries. Police-reported crashes totaled 6.1 million, with 72 percent of those accidents involving only property damage.
California in particular has the most car accident deaths over any other state, simply due to the size of the population. Most accidents in Southern California occur in the Los Angeles area.
Common Auto Accident Injuries
While there has been a general decline in auto accidents nationwide over the last decade, the fact remains that auto accidents are one of the leading causes of death in this country.
Typical injuries sustained with a car crash can range from whiplash to head injuries. Here are a few common injuries one can experience in a car crash:
- Head injuries, such as traumatic brain injury, concussion, skull fractures, hearing loss, and vision problems
- Back injuries, such as spinal cord damage, herniated disk, muscle weakness, and paralysis
- Neck injuries, such as whiplash, broken ribs, collapsed lungs, cardiac arrest
- Injuries to legs, hands, and feet
- Cuts, lacerations, abrasions, bruises, broken bones, torn ACLs, severed limbs
- Emotional distress
Understand When a Payment is Not Enough!
Many people believe their insurance company will pay for all the damages as well as medical care that may be needed. This false sense of hope and reliance on an insurance company is what leads people to end up with far less than they need.
An insurance company will do all it can to avoid the responsibility of paying for an accident. Even when the accident is clearly NOT your fault, they will try to get you the smallest payout possible, which may be just enough to cover the immediate damages to your car, and often not even that.
An auto accident involves much more than just vehicular damage. What about your pain and suffering? What about ongoing medical bills, therapy and chiropractic care? What about the lost wages you will suffer if you have to be out of work for an extended amount of time?
In order to take care of your family, you’ll need much more than the meager insurance payout that may be coming to you.
What you need is Kuzyk Law to help you.
How You Can Get the Compensation You Deserve
The personal injury attorneys at Kuzyk Law have been doing this for more than 45 years. We know how to cut through all the red tape and bureaucratic nonsense to get you the financial award you deserve. We know the courts, the system and the tactics insurance companies take to attempt to short change you.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, call Kuzyk Law right away. Follow your doctor’s orders to heal and recover. In addition to taking the best care of yourself or your loved one as possible, be sure to save all paperwork, prescription bottles, photos of your injuries…anything that pertains to your case. And lastly, don’t speak about your case to anyone but your attorney and your doctor.
You can set up a free, no-obligation case evaluation by calling our experienced attorneys at 661-945-6969. Time is valuable, so don’t hesitate to make that call to Kuzyk Law.