Car Accident as Personal Injury

July 26, 2010 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

In many cases when a car accident occurs, the victim who is not at fault has a viable personal injury lawsuit possibility against the driver who caused the accident. If the accident is the result of any type of reckless driving, speeding, running a red light, going through a stop sign, or drunk driving, the person who caused the accident because of their negligent behavior may be held liable for any damages.

Victims of a car accident can immediately suffer pain because of broken bones, fractures, burns, or other injuries. They may also suffer financially because of lost income, car repair costs, and medical bills, especially if they have inadequate or no health insurance. There can also be many lasting damages from a car accident including back injuries, chronic pain, scars, surgeries, injuries requiring physical therapy, or loss of any physical abilities. There are also mental and emotional repercussions from car accidents. Many victims find themselves suffering from anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, or nightmares.

The driver at fault in an accident can be found guilty of negligent behavior that caused the accident. This driver is therefore legally responsible for the personal injuries suffered by the victim and should be held accountable.
Retaining the services of a personal injury lawyer is one of the best things a victim of a car accident can do. Dealing with insurance agencies and even law enforcement personnel can be highly confusing and frustrating. Making any types of mistakes with paperwork or legal filing procedures can cause delays with the lawsuit or can even make the lawsuit invalid. For a person who has suffered and is depending upon insurance awards or other financial compensation, it is crucial to have legal professionals handling the case.