Car accidents are devastating events in any person’s life, even when they are minor in nature. A fender bender can cost hundreds of dollars and cause many headaches when the car owner presents his or her case to his or her insurer. But there are many accidents out there that cause literal headaches — and brain injuries, and broken bones, and other serious injuries. To get into a minor car accident is to get off lucky in the world of motor vehicle accidents.
The circumstances of any car accident will be unique, and there are myriad ways that a motor vehicle accident can occur.
The type of vehicles involved matter greatly. Was a large semi truck involved? What about a self-driving car? Were buses or trains involved in the crash? What about pedestrians or bicyclists? All of these factors matter in the aftermath of a car accident.
Then there are the causes of the crash. Were any of the drivers distracted? Were any drivers operating their vehicle negligently or recklessly? And can any of the actions by the other drivers be proven?
And last but not least, there are the injuries that can be sustained in a crash. The victims may suffer debilitating brain injuries, horrible disfigurement, paralysis, or even death. And there are many other medical conditions and injuries that can occur as a result of a car accident.
Victims of any motor vehicle accident need to consider their legal options, and if you want to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, consult with the experienced attorneys at Greene, Broillet & Wheeler.