For many in California and nationwide, commuting to and from destinations in a personal vehicle is a necessity that maintains their job security and social life. While driving is a daily part of many American’s daily routines, accidents still happen. An auto accident can have life altering effects including serious injury, loss of income, high medical costs, and emotional hardship. Serious auto accidents can even be fatal, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reporting over 30,000 auto accident fatalities occurring annually.
If you recently experienced an auto accident, you are likely in the process of navigating the many related hardships. In order to return to a state of financial and emotional stability, you may have a few hard decisions to make. Knowing the many forms of auto accidents, what constitutes negligent driving, and a few basic facts related to auto accident claims may provide some clarity during the decision-making process. With that being said, it would be wise to reach out to an car crash lawyer to discuss your accident on an individualized level.
Auto accident is an encompassing term that includes many different forms of vehicle accidents. Some common vehicle accident claims include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, rideshare accidents, truck accidents, and pedestrian accidents. While particulars of all of these accident types vary, there is a uniting quality: negligent driving.
Negligent driving is at the base of most forms of auto accident claims. Negligent driving can arise from numerous causes. Some of the most common causes of negligent driving includes the following:
Injuries resulting from negligent driving can range from minor to severe. Common injuries include head injuries like concussions and fractures, neck injuries like whiplash, muscle tears, broken bones, burns, and paralysis. With such an injury list, it is apparent that auto accidents are a danger to society
One thing is clear: auto accidents are costly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in one year in America, citizens have lost over $30 billion to inability to work after car accidents. They lost an additional $18 billion to medical costs stemming from auto accidents in the same year. Hospitalizations caused by auto accidents cost an average of over $55,000. The financial strain auto accidents can cause can be debilitating to most Californians.
Auto accidents are physically tasking and financially draining. If you recently experienced one, you are likely scrambling to keep your life from spiraling. We believe it is unfair to experience such struggle as a result of another’s negligence. Making a decision to pursue a claim can be difficult, but considering California’s two year statute of limitations, it is not one to delay for too long.
If you recently experience an auto accident, it may be time to consult with an Escondido auto accident attorney. At Simpson Law Group, our attorneys are ready to pursue compensation on your behalf. For a consultation, contact us at this link or by calling 619-236-9696.
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