In 2008, there were 34,017 car accident related fatalities in the United States. Americans spent over $719.2 million in collision-related expenses last year alone.
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The following is intended to provide you with a general overview of the law in this area. Please contact us today to discuss your unique situation with a skilled Tennessee auto accidents attorney.
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The most common type of personal injury case in our court system today are a result of auto accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), every 10 seconds, someone in the United States is involved in a car accident.
In most cases, people who operate automobiles are required to operate a motor vehicle with "reasonable care under the circumstances." When a motor vehicle operator fails to use reasonable care it is considered negligence. If a driver is found to have negligently operated a vehicle resulting in an accident, they may be required to pay compensation for harm to persons and for damaged property.
It is imperative that the injured party, referred to as the personal injury plaintiff, to prove that the defendant was negligent, and that the negligence is what caused the accident, and that the accident is what caused the plaintiff's injuries.
When injured in a motor vehicle accident, you should not hesitate to discuss your case with a personal injury attorney that has demonstrated experience in litigating automobile accident cases to protect your legal rights.
If you are injured in an automobile accident caused by negligence, you may bring a lawsuit in order to recover expenses such as property damage, medical costs, economic damages, and emotional and physical pain and suffering. Because of the complex litigation involved in bringing a lawsuit you should speak to an experienced car accident lawyer to receive the compensation you deserve.
Uninsured motorist coverage is very important because many drivers cannot afford to purchase insurance or carry insufficient coverage. If you are injured by a motorist who has no liability coverage or has limited coverage, your uninsured motorist coverage may pay for property damage and medical expenses.
Should you or a loved one be involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver, you should contact a personal injury attorney immediately so that you do not waive valuable legal rights.
Most states require, by law, that an individual not to leave the scene of an accident without first stopping to see whether there are damages or injuries. A person may be criminally prosecuted for leaving the scene of an automobile accident.
Carnegie-Mellon University, released a study on January 18, 2007, revealing a number of startling statistics about vehicle accidents: