Car and truck accidents are common. Recent technology, including smartphones, has added to the many ditractions that drivers face on a daily basis. Drivers are often paying less attention to their surrounding, leading to an increase in vehicle collisions.
Cars and trucks are dangerous. Every single vehicle on the road can be used as a deadly weapon and has the ability to hurt people. Victims of car accidents can suffer serious injury, financial ruin, permanent disability, and even death. Unfortunately, more often than not, insurance companies refuse to take full responsibility for the injuries their drivers cause. Insurance companies often "low ball" those injured in car accidents and force the injured person to take their case to court. This is where our firm excels - taking cases to trial to get full and fair compensation for our client.
Most often injuries and deaths involving automobiles are caused by driver carelessness or error, but on some occasions, the accident is caused by a vehicle malfunction or defect. Examples of these malfunctions or defects are unintended vehicle acceleration, a failure of an airbag to properly deploy, or a seatbelt malfunction. Cases involving vehicle malfunction and defect are complex by nature, and require a lawyer knowledgeable and experienced in the field of automotive products liability. Our lawyers have this knowledge and experience, having handled automotive products liability cases across the nation, including in Alabama, California, Florida, and Nevada. We have obtained large verdicts in these cases, including a $25 million verdict in Los Angeles, California.
There are different types of damages that an injured person can recover following a car or truck accident. These damages may included both economic damages and non-economic damages. Examples of economic damages are lost wages, past medical expenses, future medical expenses, and loss of earning capacity. Economic damages are often easy to quantify. Non-economic damages are not as easy to quantify, and include physical pain and suffering, emotional anguish, mental anguish, stress, grief, and anxiety. There is no standard formula for the amount of these damages, and it is up to the attorney to bring the reality of these damages to life for the jury.
If you have been injured in a car or truck accident, it is imperative you contact an attorney to evaluate the case. For a free case evaluation, call the attorneys of Turnbull, Cain & Holcomb at (404) 793-2566.
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