Injuries from Car Accidents
Injuries from car accidents may be very serious and result in many months or even years of recovery. Many victims injured in car accidents also face rising medical bills, and they may need financial support to cover these costs. When another person’s carelessness has led to a serious injury, that person should be held responsible for the harm caused. The dedicated and compassionate Port St. Lucie car accident attorneys at Donaldson & Weston offer experienced legal support for victims. Our team is committed to helping injured people pursue legal action and advocate for the compensation necessary for their recovery. As seasoned trial lawyers who have devoted our careers to helping personal injury plaintiffs, our team has the knowledge to make sure that your legal rights are asserted.Establishing Liability for Injuries From Car Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that millions of people across the U.S. are seriously injured in motor vehicle collisions each year. Many different behaviors behind the wheel may lead to a car accident and related injuries, including texting while driving, speeding, and other reckless actions. Depending on the type of accident, injuries may range from bruises and cuts to more severe, even life-threatening injuries. Some serious injuries that victims may face after being involved in a collision include:
- Broken bones and fractures, especially those affecting a victim’s wrists, arms, legs, ankles, or feet
- Spinal cord injuries that may include partial or full paralysis
- Trauma to the head, sometimes in the form of concussions or life-altering traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Burns, which may be sustained as a result of airbag deployment or another part of a vehicle catching fire
Also, penetrating injuries happen when an object, such as a glass shard, pierces a victim’s skin to enter their tissue, which creates an open wound. These injuries may require significant rehabilitation, especially when the injury affects a victim’s eye or a major organ. Among the most common injuries are those to soft tissue, such as muscle tears, torn tissue, and many types of back injuries and whiplash. Often, victims injured in a car accident need financial assistance to cover the costs of medical expenses, as well as any lost time at work and any inability to make the same income that they were making before their accident. In many instances, victims may pursue compensation from a defendant who was responsible for causing the collision.
Car crashes are often caused by one or more drivers’ carelessness, or negligence. Liability may be shown if a driver breaches their duty to act reasonably in the circumstances, causing injuries and resulting in damages. For example, a driver who is speeding and weaving through traffic and strikes another vehicle, resulting in someone else’s injuries, probably would be found liable. Under Florida’s Wrongful Death Act, moreover, family members who have lost a loved one in a fatal accident may also pursue damages to recover burial or funeral costs, loss of consortium compensation, and medical expenses on the victim’s behalf.
More than one person or business may be held responsible in a personal injury case following a crash. For instance, a company whose employee delivery driver causes an accident may be vicariously liable for the driver’s negligent acts if the accident occurred within the scope of their employment. In order to make sure that the proper defendants are pursued, you should promptly consult a knowledgeable attorney.Contact a Port St. Lucie Attorney Following a Car Crash
The dedicated Port St. Lucie lawyers at Donaldson & Weston assist clients throughout St. Lucie, Martin, and Palm Beach Counties, including in the cities of Stuart, West Palm Beach, and Jupiter. With decades of experience helping victims deal with injuries from car accidents, we know how daunting this situation may be, and we are determined to make sure that the process is as stress-free as possible. If you need legal guidance following a car accident, call our office today at (772) 266-5555 or contact us online to set up a no-cost, risk-free appointment with a motor vehicle collision lawyer.