On average, over three thousand fatalities occur per day because of car accidents. There is never an advanced warning or preparation for the physical and emotional injuries sustained when involved in a car accident. Contact The Law Offices of Howard Kornberg to consult with a compassionate and reputable attorney with over thirty-five years of experience in car accidents. Visit our offices today in San Fernando Valley or call us at 310-997-0904 for a free consultation. Our experts handle our client cases with skill and professional ethics. We get no money for our efforts if we do not win for our clients.
CAR ACCIDENT STATISTICS
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a study saying U.S. motor vehicle accidents cost almost a trillion dollars in loss of productivity and loss of life annually. Around 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year. Car crash statistics list the causes of car accidents as follows:
- 32 percent of accidents are caused by drunk driving.
- 31 percent are caused by speeding.
- 16 percent because of distractions like cell phones.
- 11 percent are due to bad weather.
Car accidents can range from fender benders to major collisions, resulting in irreparable damage to your vehicle, yourself, or passengers. There are many hardships associated with car accidents including:
- Automotive repairs
- Complete replacement of your vehicle
- Inability to work
- Insurance rate increases
- Medical bills
- Legal battles
INJURIES AND REPERCUSSIONS
The injuries and damage sustained from a car accident can cause pain, suffering, and lasting physical and/or mental impairments. Head injuries are typically the most threatening in collisions. These injuries range from mild concussions to comas, lasting cognitive problems, hearing loss, and vision problems. Back injuries such as herniated discs and spinal cord damage are significantly formidable and common as well. The most predictable injury is whiplash. Whiplash happens when the sudden force of a collision stretches and tears the muscles and tendons in your neck.
Other injuries may include:
- Emotional distress
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Traumatic cardiac arrest
- Torn ACL
- Abdominal pain or swelling
- Internal bleeding
- Blunt force trauma
After a car accident, you are now more of a risk to your insurance carrier and your rates will go up. If you are found to be at fault, your insurance rates could rise significantly. How high your rates will go up depends on your insurance company and their policies. Sometimes even if you are not at fault some insurance carriers will still raise your rates. However, if you are able to competently file a claim against the at-fault party, you are far less likely to see your rates go up.
WHAT TO DO
After a car accident, you will need an experienced attorney to ensure you receive the maximum compensation for all injuries and damages. Contact the highly regarded and award-winning car accident attorney Howard Craig Kornberg in San Fernando Valley at 310-997-0904 or email our offices to request a free consultation. Let our law office investigate your case, negotiate diligently on your behalf, and even litigate your case in court to maximize your settlement.