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.

Tragic Car Crash Takes 2 Lives

A tragic car accident claimed two lives, according to 9 News. A man driving an SUV, along with an infant sitting in the seat behind him, were killed after their SUV was struck by a truck in the intersection at I-225 and East 17th Place. The crash caused the SUV to spin, and hit a utility pole. A woman who was sitting in the back seat next to the child was seriously injured as well, but is expected to live. The truck that hit the SUV was driven by a minor, and there was another minor passenger in the truck. Both say that they had a green light at the intersection. There do not appear to be any other witnesses to the crash.

Have you been seriously injured, or lost a family member, in a car crash? Speak with an experienced auto accident attorney today to understand your rights.

Each year, over a million people are injured in motor vehicle accidents across the United States. Of these, over 30,000 people are killed. When you have been hurt or lost someone in a car accident, it can be incredibly difficult to know what to do next. You may be entitled to recover financial compensation for medical bills and property damage that results from the accident. It is important to understand that if you have been seriously injured, and will require ongoing medical care that will continue into the future, you may be entitled to collect for those future medical bills as well as bills that you have already incurred.

Contact a dedicated personal injury attorney immediately to discuss your options if you have been injured in a car crash. Even if you know that you are entitled to compensation, knowing how to recover is complicated. An experienced car accident attorney can help you take care of the legal side while you care for the physical and emotional well-being of your family. Many personal injury lawyers work on a contingent fee basis, meaning that you pay a fee only if your lawyer successfully recovers compensation for you. For more information, speak with a personal injury lawyer today.