Car Accidents

In the past two years, over 75, 000 people have died and nearly 4 million have been injured in auto accidents. The types of serious injuries that occur in auto accidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Facial and Body Disfigurement
  • Bone Fractures
  • Muscle and Tendon Tears
  • Brain Injury, including closed head injury
  • Hematoma
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Death

It is important to note that injuries sustained in auto accidents may not be fully apparent immediately following the accident. For example, hematomas may develop on the brain over time and can be life threatening. Closed head injury victims may not be aware of their deficit until someone close to them points out the deficit. Spinal cord injury victims may not realize the nature and extent of their injuries in the immediate days following injury. In fact, 52% of all spinal cord injury victims do not have health insurance, but may incur $400,000 in lifetime medical expenses if they are paraplegic and over $1 million if they are quadriplegic. For these reasons, it is critical for injured victims to seek out the advice of an attorney as soon as possible after an accident.

Responsible Parties for Auto Accidents

There may be multiple parties that are financially responsible for auto accidents. First, accidents may be caused by another driver’s error, in part or in whole. Auto accidents may be caused by a manufacturer should an auto part or tire be defective. So, there may be several parties deemed responsible for bearing the financial burden associated with an auto accident. Some people may have adequate insurance coverage to cover the costs associated with accidents. They may have purchased high limits in uninsured and underinsured insurance coverage to defray high costs derived from medical expenses, lost wages, loss of lifestyle habits, pain and suffering.

Mr. Padove is keenly familiar with the methods to identify responsible parties involved in auto accidents. He has worked with investigators to protect the legal rights of his clients for nearly 40 years. He also has extensive expertise in the area of defective products such as auto parts or tires. He is currently investigating claims against Toyota.

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