Automobile and truck accidents are so common, that we rarely give them second thought. But they are one of the top causes of serious injuries and death throughout the United States. Our highways and roads are getting more congested with the number of cars on the road increasing every day. This also means, more negligent and dangerous drivers on the road with us.
Automobiles, while designed to keep us safe, can critically and fatally injure us, if the accident is too intense. While automobiles are usually safe to drive and have been crash tested, they are still tons of metal and plastic that can cause serious harm to our delicate bodies. In addition, some car designs and components are defective, such as airbags that fail to deploy.
The most common types of serious injuries caused by automobile and truck accidents include head injuries, brain injuries and spinal injuries…all of which can cause paralysis, either partial or full, sometimes to just small parts of the body.
In auto accidents, the responsible party’s insurance company should pay for your damages, although, this usually is not the case. Insurance companies will always try and settle with you for an amount much lower than what you deserve.
Trucking companies will also do the same…try and settle with you for a low amount. It is important to remember not to sign ANYTHING before consulting with a Philadelphia auto accident paralysis injury lawyer first. We can advise you on what your case is worth and what way is best in getting you the compensation you deserve.