Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimate that more than 3 million people are injured in auto accidents each year. Many of these injured parties are victims of negligent drivers—motorists who were drunk, texting while driving, or otherwise behaving in a way that compromised the safety of those around them. The end result is a life that has been turned upside down. Sadly, it may be a long time before things are set right again. For some victims, life will never be the same again.
Long-Term Injuries and Wrongful Death
While some injuries do heal over a relatively short time period, there are those that can have long-lasting effects. Car crash victims that experience such injuries are likely to need rehabilitation, long-term medical care, and they may miss time from work. Some may be so severely injured that they are unable to return to the activities that they used to enjoy. Examples of severe and long-lasting injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal injuries
- Loss of limb
- Injury to a vital organ
- Bone and/or facial fractures
Victims can also be killed as the result of injuries sustained in an accident. In such cases, entire families are devastated. They lose a loved one, may lose a contributing income to their household, and suffer the ill effects of a severed relationship. In all of these instances (and many others), victims have the right to seek compensation for their injuries and/or losses.
Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
While a personal injury claim might seem fairly straightforward, many victims find themselves in the midst of chaos once the process starts. While trying to heal, they may be hounded by insurance companies looking to settle quickly. This leaves victims at risk for financial loss since they do not know the full extent of their expenses. Alternatively, victims may experience lengthy and unnecessary delays, which insurance companies often use to try to persuade the victim into settling for a smaller amount. Some victims may even be subject to a complete denial of their claim. A qualified personal injury lawyer can help ensure that your rights and best interests are fully protected throughout the process.
Do not delay reaching out to an experienced attorney after a serious crash. Auto accident evidence such as traffic camera footage, 911 transcripts, and witness statements must be collected and preserved soon after the crash.
Contact a Green Bay Car Crash Attorney
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car or truck accident in Wisconsin, contact an experienced Appleton personal injury lawyer at Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd. We will handle the details of your case as we work hard to get you the full compensation you deserve. Call 920-739-7366 for a free consultation with one of our skilled attorneys today.