We all know someone who had an accident or suffered serious physical injury in an accident, or perhaps you suffered an accident yourself. Accidents seem to be such a common fact of life that organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration spend millions every year researching accidents, understanding their causes, and educating the general public about the hazards and issues that can cause a life-changing disaster.
Unfortunately, planning and prevention can only take you so far, and despite your best intentions and your most exhaustive efforts, you may still suffer an accident. Someone may rear-end or sideswipe you; you may slip and fall, or you may have to undergo a routine medical procedure but sustain an injury due to doctor inexperience. If you have been injured, give us a call. An injury lawyer in Morrisville with the Cordisco & Saile legal team can help guide and assist you. Call us now at (215) 642-2335.
More on Injuries
Understanding some of the vast data and statistics we have on accidents and injuries can help show how serious and widespread accidents are. Consider the following:
- Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for six distinct age groups between ages one and 44.
- Unintentional injuries are the third-leading cause of death in America behind only heart disease and cancer. Over 167,000 people die every year in accidents.
- Accidental poisoning and vehicle accidents kill roughly 100,000 people every year, and they are the leading causes of death for six of 10 distinct age groups.
These statistics are alarming, and there is much we need to do. However, understanding how and where an accident occurs is an important first step in addressing the issues that cause them. Here are common types of accidents that can occur.
- Vehicle crashes
- Firearm accidents
- Fire and burn accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Construction site accidents
Accidents can lead to a wide range of injuries, including but not limited to:
- Head injuries and brain trauma
- Neck, spinal cord, and back injuries
- Nerve and muscle damage
- Burns and lacerations
- Permanent scarring or disfigurement
- Amputations or permanent loss of bodily functions
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
These injuries can be seriously incapacitating, and they affect not just the victim but his or her family as well. If a breadwinner cannot work, if there is no one to care for minor children, or if physical injuries prevent someone from gainfully working in an occupation they held before the accident, the family’s financial stability can be seriously affected. These losses are above and beyond the physical pain and the mental trauma that the family and the victim face.
Financial instability can have many secondary issues as well, such as social isolation, missed life opportunities, and a vicious circle of therapy and hospitalizations for as long as the injuries and their effects persist.
Seeking Redress and Compensation
Based on the injuries outlined above, you can seek compensation for your losses. Any compensation settlement you seek should include coverage for all the following:
- Medical care and treatment costs
- Testing and diagnosis costs
- Medicine and therapy costs
- Surgery costs
- Doctor’s visits and hospital fees
- Lost income
- Vehicle and/or property damage
- Incidental expenses such as caretakers or cleaning services
- Pain, suffering, and anxiety damages
- Assistive devices and home improvement costs
If an accident leads to the death of an individual, surviving members of the deceased’s family can file a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death claims can also include demands for funeral and burial expenses from the at-fault party responsible for the accident.
Although you have the right to seek compensation for the damages you were made to endure, doing so is not always so straightforward. You must remember that insurance companies are for-profit entities. Anything they pay to you affects their bottom line. As soon as an accident occurs, they may attempt to intimidate you, refuse to pay you, or offer a lowball settlement. Do not sign anything or agree to anything. We will help. We can help you secure a fairer and more suitable compensation payout by:
- Gathering proof to show how an accident occurred.
- Establishing a link between the factors that caused an accident and the negligent, careless, or reckless actions of the at-fault party.
- Proving that an at-fault party’s negligence led to your injuries.
- Proving that your injuries caused you to suffer mental, physical, or financial losses.
This is the burden of proof, and we will help you with each of the steps above. Depending on the cause and the nature of your injuries, the evidence we collect in support of your claim may include:
- Eyewitness testimony and police reports for vehicle accidents.
- Maintenance, service, and driver logs for truck accidents.
- Prescription medicine usage and blood tests for under-the-influence accidents.
- Medical history data and medical team statements for medical malpractice suits.
- Service and maintenance data for damaged road accident cases.
- Walkway, stairway, and public hazard information for slip and fall accidents.
- CCTV, dashcam, and surveillance footage for hit and run and other road accidents.
- Machine maintenance and operator training records for machinery-related accidents.
In addition to evidence, you may require expert testimony in support of your case. This is a requirement for medical malpractice and many other civil suits. We will help you obtain the testimony of life planning experts, medical professionals, and economic modeling experts to build a sound and credible case to present in your claim.
We Can Help
Our injury lawyer in Morrisville handles injury cases of every type, and we are here to assist you in this traumatic time. We are just a call away. For a free case evaluation with an injury expert, contact Cordisco & Saile at (215) 642-2335. We provide services on a no win, no fee basis. We do not collect unless you win the case. If your injuries warrant a claim, we will collect evidence, negotiate on your behalf, and represent you in court if needed, all at no upfront cost until you win a settlement or compensation, so call today.