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The National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted a study on the year 2000. They found that in the United States, there were 1,209,000 car accidents that resulted in an injury. They also found that someone is injured in a car accident every 10 seconds and in addition, every 13 minutes someone is killed.
Driver fatigue, a distracted driver, speeding, weather conditions and alcohol and drug intoxication were some of the contributing factors that lead to an auto accident. These factors can complicate an auto accident claim. The study found that 29% of the fatal accidents were due to speeding. Alcohol was also a contributing factor in the fatal accidents, accounting for 40% and in 8% of all car crashes. In 2000, 16,653 people lost their lives in alcohol-related accidents. That translates into a death every 32 minutes because of alcohol.
There are many complex legal issues that must be considered to protect the legal rights of the victim; issues such as meeting critical deadlines and managing the twists and turns created by the insurance company.
The insurance company is in the business to make money and pay out as little as possible to the victims. To avoid paying huge settlements, they will offer the victims a quick settlement, sometimes just hours after the accident, before any injuries are determined. Studies have determined that those who choose to hire a lawyer wind up with a higher settlement than those who choose to represent themselves.
The adjusters are paid to minimize the value of an accident claim. Many times they downplay the pain from a soft-tissue injury such as a muscle tear, pinched nerves or a bulging disc. These injuries can be very painful, debilitating and can last for a long period of time.
The types of damages that are recoverable in a car accident vary from state to state. The sources of the recovery may come from health insurance, auto liability insurance, umbrella coverage, or medical payments on an auto policy. You may even be able to make a claim against your own policy if the responsible party was under or uninsured.
The attorneys at Lonn Heymann Law Firm, P.C. can handle everything for you. That allows you to concentrate on the important things like getting healthy and returning to your day-to-day life. Our attorneys take care of the complicated legal issues so that you don’t have to worry. The Denver auto accident trial lawyers at Lonn Heymann Law Firm, P.C. will protect your interests and work hard to get you the most money possible. Contact a Denver accident injury lawyer who will fight on your side. Call Lonn Heymann Law Firm, P.C. at (303)825-9100 for a free initial consultation.
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