Accidents involving motor vehicles should never be taken lightly. A seemingly minor low speed collision can cause thousands of dollars in vehicle and property damage and thousands more if there is a serious or ongoing injury. Major collisions can be devastating and catastrophic and result in severe incapacitating injuries and death. In seconds the lives not only of those in the accident but those of family and friends can be irrevocably altered.
Austin R. Freundlich, Esquire and Gregory C. Littman, Esquire are attorneys with experience in motore vehicle accidents, whether it’s a sports utility vehicle rollover, a rear ender, a truck collision, or an accident involving a pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcycle, school bus, SEPTA or New Jersey Transit.
Motor vehicle accidents can cause major and catastrophic injuries, including spinal cord, neck and back injuries, paraplegia, quadriplegia, brain damage, or shock and emotional trauma. These injuries can result in a lifetime of medical care and an enormous amount of medical expenses. An injured party may claim damages for pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses, emotional trauma or distress, household services, injury to repuation, wage loss, and loss of constortum.
It is important to contact an attorney as quickly as possible following any motor vehicle accident. If other vehicles or people were involved, including passengers and pedestrians, any of those people could decide to sue you. If property was damaged in the collision, the owner of the property damaged could also sue you for damages. This could include something most people would not normally consider such as a street sign or a utility pole.
Furthermore, while pursuing a personal injury claim for a motor vehicle accident, it is important to have an attorney examine whether there are any product liability claims that may be brought. For example, a defect in a vehicle may have been responsible for or contributed to a collision or accident. This can include failure of braking systems, tire defects, or acceleration problems, as well as airbags deploying too quickly or activating for no apparent reason.
Contact Freundlich & Littman, LLC prior to speaking with any Insurance company, as they may not fully honor the claims, or decide the damage to a vehicle is less than it is. They may also decide a medical claim is unnecessary. It is important to seek legal counsel right away, as most insurance companies will attempt to settle a case for pennies on the dollar, taking advantage of the injured party. Freundlich & Littman, LLC, will fully examine both your vehicle insurance and medical insurance polices to make sure you are getting all the benefits and compensation you deserve.
An experienced attorney in motor vehicle accidents will photograph the vehicles involved as well as photograph and investigate the accident site. It is important that this happen as quickly as possible before evidence of the accident disappears. This could include tread marks or a damaged sidewalk, sign or fence. This is also why it is important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible following an accident before you forget any details of the accident.
If you, a family member, or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident involving motor vehicles, or if a family member or loved one has lost their lives in a car, bus, truck, bicycle or motorcycle accident or a plane crash, contact Austin R. Freundlich, Esquire and Gregory C. Littman, Esquire for a free consultation and case evaluation. They will explain your benefits and rights, and detail your options and legal process.