Archives February 2018

Ford Motor Company Plans To File Appeal In A Case Of A Rear-End Collision

After a nearly $3 million jury award, Ford Motor Company plans to file and appeal in a case of a rear-end collision that resulted in permanent disability for the driver of a Ford Explorer, according to 9 News. In 2009, a Boulder man was rear-ended by another driver, when the recliner mechanism on the driver seat slipped. The seat dropped into a fully reclined position, and the man was thrown head-first into the back seat, where he suffered spinal cord damage in his upper neck. As a result of this serious spinal injury, the man has long-term disability in his speech, cognition, and visual functions. As a result of this disability, he was forced to give up his job as a physical therapist.

Has a car accident resulted in serious long-term disability for you or a family member? Contact a dedicated auto accident attorney immediately to discuss your options.

Many people question the size of jury awards in cases such as these. In fact, Ford is probably counting on that questioning in filing an appeal. However, when you consider the facts, the jury award may seem very reasonable. Some people have to give up their jobs because of disability; in some cases, they are never able to return to work. This lack of income will make paying for the long-term medical care, including doctor bills, possible surgical procedures, and occupational and physical therapy extremely expensive. If someone’s negligence causes a person a lifetime of medical bills, while also forcing that person to give up their chosen profession, it seems reasonable that the negligent party, not the innocent one, bear the brunt of that cost.

Contact a dedicated auto accident attorney today if you or a family member have suffered long-term injuries due to another person’s negligence in a car accident. You may be entitled to recover compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. Knowing your rights is difficult, protecting them even harder. Many personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you pay your lawyer a fee only after he or she successfully recovers compensation for you. For more information, contact a auto accident lawyer today.


Every Day Someone Somewhere Is Seriously Injured

Every day, someone somewhere is seriously injured because of the negligent, reckless behavior of someone else. A business owner didn’t repair the damage to their building, which resulted in an accident; a drunk driver ran a red light and smashed into two cars in the intersection; a surgeon failed to live up to the standard of care for the procedure and the patient was left with a permanent disability. In each of these cases, the person who failed to do what they were supposed to may be liable for damages to the person who was injured. Many people basically understand this, but have questions about negligence.

One of the most common questions asked of auto accident attorneys goes basically like this: I was seriously injured in an auto accident. The accident was mostly the other guy’s fault, but honestly, it was partly my fault. Does this mean that I don’t have a case?

You might be surprised by how many people don’t pursue their legal rights because they think they have no case because the accident was partly their own fault. What they don’t understand is that the civil justice system is not all or nothing. The system is designed to recognize shades of gray. While there is more to a personal injury claim than proving that the accident was the other guy’s fault, this issue is important, and bears a closer examination.

Assuming that you have shown to the jury that you suffered damages, and that the damages resulted from the accident, the next step is to show that the “other guy” was liable for your damages. Liability can be apportioned to various people. If the other person was 100% responsible for your damages, then that person (or company) should be liable for 100% of your damages. However, in the auto accident that was partially your fault, the jury can decide how much it was your fault and how much it was the other guy’s fault. If they decide that it was, for example, 75% the other guy’s fault, then that person would be liable for 75% of your damages. In an accident in which you are seriously injured, it is very likely that this would absolutely be worth pursuing.

If you have suffered serious injury in a car accident involving someone else’s negligence, contact an experienced car accident attorney today to discuss your options. You may be entitled to recover compensation for a number of different types of damages: medical bills, future medical bills, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, loss of consortium. A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer may be the difference between knowing that you are entitled to these damages, and actually recovering them. For more information, call a dedicated auto accident attorney today.


Common Auto Accident Injuries

Most people have been in at least one car accident, and most of us will be in at least one more at some time in the future. The good news is that most car accidents result only in property damage, and usually no one is hurt. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. When a car accident is serious enough to hurt someone, there are all kinds of problems that can arise as a result. Some car accidents can even result in criminal charges. In these cases, you should contact a criminal defense attorney immediately to protect your rights..

COMMON AUTO ACCIDENT INJURIES Given the extreme force that is often exerted on the body when involved in a car accident, brain and spinal injuries are fairly common. These injuries are similar in several senses. Both the brain and the spinal cord are extremely delicate, and so both are extremely well protected. However, nature probably never envisioned the kind of force that can put on the head, neck, and back during a car crash.

Another thing that the brain and spinal cord have in common is that injuries to them are extremely serious, and are often accompanied by lifelong health problems. These health problems can result in astronomical medical bills, which may continue accumulating for many years. If these bills are ultimately caused by the reckless or negligent actions of someone else, you should speak with a dedicated auto accident attorney immediately to discuss your options.

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a car accident, speak with an experienced car accident lawyer right away to discuss your rights. You may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages and more. Many personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, so that you can afford a lawyer even if you have limited income. For more information, speak with a dedicated auto accident lawyer today.