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Car Accident Injuries And Establishing A Valid Claim
As the number of cars on the road increases, and everyone is hurrying to get to their destinations, it is not surprising that many car accidents happen, daily.
According to the data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a motor vehicle accident occurs almost every ten seconds on the highways of the U.S. Almost millions of people are injured as a result of these accidents. Their injuries range from superficial and mild up to critical.
Meanwhile, many of these auto accidents result to death in 13-minute intervals.
If you have been a victim of an accident and acquired injuries because of it, or you have lost a loved one due to the same reason, then you are entitled to file either a personal injury claim or a wrongful death claim. It would depend on the particular damages you and your family have sustained as a result of the accident.
Car Accidents Injuries and Fatalities
Car accident victims usually suffer death and mild to severe injuries like:
• traumatic brain injury or TBI
• head injury
• spinal cord injury or quadriplegia/paraplegia
• neck injuries
• broken bones
These injuries leave the car accident victims in a state of relentless pain and acute discomfort. The victims may also sustain hearing and eyesight impairments.
Furthermore, these injuries, even if treated correctly, may still cause the victim to acquire permanent or temporary disability and disfigurement.
Personal Injury Car Accident Claims
The federal and state laws entitle the car accident victims the right to recover damages and avail of fair compensation for the injuries they have sustained.
Here are the following conditions you need to fulfill as a car accident victim so that your personal injury claim is considered valid.
• The car accident was the direct cause of your injuries
• The negligence or wrongful action of another person was the main cause of the accident. The victim has no participation in the cause of the accident.
The first step in establishing the validity of a personal injury claim is by proving the negligence of another party. If it has been proven that you also have a participation or fault in the accident, the law's standards will not give you any compensation.
If you are a victim of a car accident in LA County, the best step to do after or even during your recuperation is to find expert lawyers specializing in car accident cases and hire one whom you can depend on and trust.
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