Every year, thousands of Americans suffer catastrophic injuries and death as a result of automobile accidents.
While auto accident cases are the most common type of personal injury case, they are often not as simple as they might first appear, particularly when serious injuries or deaths are involved.
It is a rare case in which fault for the accident is easily established and the person who caused the accident has plenty of insurance to compensate the other party for her injuries.
More often, a great deal of effort, experience and creativity is necessary in order to achieve a good result.
In addition to handling cases involving a dispute between two drivers, we also have expertise in two other types of auto-related cases.
The first type is a lawsuit against a governmental entity based upon the dangerous condition of a roadway. If the governmental entity has designed or maintained a roadway in a dangerous condition, making accidents more likely to occur, it can be held liable. These cases are extremely difficult and require painstaking preparation in order to uncover the history of how a roadway has been designed and maintained and to determine how the roadway condition has contributed to the plaintiff’s accident.
We also have expertise in auto defect cases. These are cases in which the plaintiff claims that an automobile was designed or manufactured in such a way as to increase the risk of an accident occurring or increase the severity of the plaintiff’s injuries.
Examples include airbags that kill children or fail to deploy at all, seat belts that malfunction, tires that fall apart during normal driving conditions, SUV’s that roll over, etc.
These cases require a huge investment of time and money in order to have any chance of success. However, lawsuits like these can achieve not only compensation for injured persons, but also force manufacturers to make needed safety improvements to their vehicles.