Certain types of car accidents are prone to cause more severe injuries and a higher level of property destruction. After sustaining severe injuries, drivers and their passengers may be stuck with massive medical expenses, lost wages from time spent in injury recovery, and significant pain and suffering.
Victims of these especially destructive car accidents can seek compensation for the damages they suffered by filing a car accident lawsuit against a party that was liable for the accident. You have the right to pursue compensation for these damages. This is most effectively accomplished by hiring a car accident lawyer. At Dolman Law Group, we provide free consultations where we can help you explore your legal options for compensation.
High Mortality and Severe Injury Risk Car Accidents
The majority of all car accidents are not fatal. In fact, most auto accidents end up being fender benders with minor injuries. However, that should not trivialize the danger of serious auto accidents. Car accidents are one of the top causes of death here in the United States. In 2021, over 40,000 people lost their lives to car accidents based on data from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration. Many of those that didn’t die in these car accidents likely came away with severe injuries.
The 4 most dangerous types of car accidents still have massive destructive potential when it comes to damage to people and property. They may inflict permanent or disabling injuries, such as:
Severe injuries like these often necessitate surgery and entail extensive recovery times. Surgery carries its own risks, which can mean additional physical and financial setbacks for an injured Florida motorist. Additionally, drivers who sustain catastrophic injuries like these often endure significant pain and suffering as a result of both the injury and the treatment required.
Pileup Car Accidents Compound Damage
The majority of car accidents that people will be involved in will typically involve only one other vehicle. Even then, an auto accident between two vehicles can still be quite destructive. When the number of vehicles involved in an accident goes up, the likelihood of someone suffering severe injury also increases. This is because when multiple vehicles are involved in a car crash on a busy road, additional vehicles may inadvertently collide with the cars involved in the initial accident.
This can create a chain reaction of vehicles crashing into each other in what is called a pileup crash. When a pileup occurs, those involved in the initial collision are often unable to do much to escape the onslaught of vehicles adding to the pileup. As a result, those motorists are put at risk for more damage. The pileup of vehicles can also increase the risk of fires, explosions, and flying debris.
Head-On Collisions Often Prove Deadly
A head-on collision is when a vehicle runs straight into the front of another vehicle that is traveling in the opposite direction. Head-on collisions are not likely to occur at very low speeds. The situation often requires that both vehicles are traveling along a road with lanes moving in opposite directions and one vehicle veers into the other lane and causes a collision.
Even at average speeds of 40mph, if both vehicles hit each other head-on at this speed then the actual impact would be comparable to one at 80mph due to Newton’s third law. When head-on collisions occur, there is a very high chance of fatality since the driver is getting the full force of the accident in the front. Drivers who neglect their seatbelts may be launched into or through the windshield. Even if they are properly restrained, the force of the crash alone tends to cause serious injury.
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Rollover Car Accidents Endanger Florida Motorists
There are many instances where a car accident will result in one or several vehicles involved rolling over. This can happen because of the angle of impact, the car turned too hard, or the driver may have simply lost control of the vehicle entirely. Normally rollovers will occur because a driver will attempt to avoid a collision and their evasive actions will lead the vehicle to flip over and roll. This is especially more likely with larger vehicles like trucks and SUVs. Rollovers are particularly dangerous since it makes abandoning the vehicle much more difficult. Also, the rolling itself can cause significant injury should the people in the car not be wearing seatbelts.
T-Bone Car Accidents Are Associated With Severe Injury
A T-bone accident is when one vehicle hits another’s side in a perpendicular fashion. This auto accident is not named after the type of steak so much as the capital “T” shape the accident typically takes when one car smashes into the side. This kind of accident will typically occur when drivers fail to yield or run red lights at intersections. When it comes to T-bone accidents, drivers often will end up receiving a lot of damage. The sides of a vehicle are typically the most vulnerable in comparison to the front and back that at least have some kind of buffer. A car smashing into a driver’s side at high speed is almost assuredly going to end up severely injuring or even killing the driver in that seat.
Proving Liability and Recovering Damages After a Catastrophic Car Accident
Many parties could be held liable for the injuries caused by a destructive car accident. The most common individual at-fault in a car accident is the other driver, although third parties can be negligent too. For example, car manufacturers, part manufacturers, and many others may be held responsible if they were negligent and those actions resulted in the accident that caused your injuries.
Once your car accident lawyer determines which party or parties are liable for your damages, they will then work to prove that their breach of duty caused the car accident. A breach of duty might look like a drunk driver running a stop sign or a motorcyclist speeding. Then, your personal injury lawyer will leverage evidence to show that the car accident caused your injuries.
The final step is showing how your injuries, both physical and mental, have negatively impacted your life and deserve reimbursement. These type of losses are called compensatory damages.
Examples of common car accident damages:
- Medical bills
- Hospital stays
- Mobility aids
- Home remodeling
- Home medical equipment
- Physical therapy
- Job-related losses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Missed promotions
- Job retraining
- Wrongful death
- Loss of services or support
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial expenses
Why Should I Hire Dolman Law Group to Represent Me?
Insurance companies are generally not on your side and do not have your best interests at heart. A negligent driver’s insurance company will invariably try and settle your personal injury case for a fraction of what it is really worth. Their goal is to keep their money in-house and distribute it to shareholders. Our goal is to recover the maximum amount of compensation you are eligible for.
The car accident attorneys of Dolman Law Group have had great success pursuing fair settlements for our injured clients. A few of our recent case results include:
- 775 thousand dollars for two injured car accident clients, a father and son
- 5 million dollar settlement for a car accident client with severe burn injuries
- 425 thousand dollars for a car accident client with a lower back injury
The knowledgeable personal injury lawyers at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA have the necessary legal knowledge to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. If necessary, we will advocate for your case through the Florida court system. Dolman Law Group clients can expect to receive personalized attention and unparalleled expertise.
Contact Dolman Law Group For Help With Your Florida Car Accident Lawsuit
The aforementioned car accidents have the potential to cause incredibly severe injuries and even death. If you or someone you love was injured in such an auto accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation under Florida law. As personal injury attorneys, we know how critical it is to recover enough compensation to make up for medical bills, lost wages, and emotional distress.
Our experienced car accident lawyers have the legal knowledge and resources to negotiate with an insurance company at every step. We will support you throughout the process, even if it means going to trial or resolving disputed issues through alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation or arbitration.
You can rest assured that the skilled negotiators of Dolman Law Group will work tirelessly to secure you a settlement that meets your needs. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with one of our personal injury lawyers, contact us today.
Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA
800 North Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL 33765