Catastrophic Injury Auto Accidents

The most common personal injury or catastrophic injury cases are auto accidents cases. Car accident cases are based on the theory that someone, the plaintiff, was harmed by something someone (the defendant) did wrong or in other words were negligent. In cases resulting in death, the victim’s surviving family members may file a wrongful death suit against the other party. Here at David A. Axelrod & Associates, we represent the plaintiff, the victim, by developing strong legal claims against expertly identified potential defendants, all with the goal of getting the maximum recovery for every client.

Auto Accidents Common Causes

  • A driver runs into another driver and causes harmful injuries or death for failure to exercise reasonable care in driving. This could be things such as:
    • Distracted driving
    • Failing to obey traffic signs and signals
    • Failing to pay attention to pedestrians and other motorists
    • Not wearing required corrective lenses such as contacts or eye glasses while driving
  • A car manufacturer produces a vehicle with a defect which causes an auto accident
  • A motorist drives a vehicle while drunk or otherwise under the influence, and causes a collision
  • A government agency fails to maintain safe roadway conditions, resulting in a harmful auto accident

When an injured party or surviving family file an auto accident lawsuit, the recoverable damages may include:

  • medical treatments, including those already received along with the estimated cost of future treatment
  • lost income due to inability to work, including time already missed and time estimated to be missed in the future
  • vehicle damage
  • pain and suffering
  • disability
  • emotional distress

In the event that the auto accident results in wrongful death, the recoverable damages to the decedents family may include:

  • loss of care or companionship
  • loss of partner’s financial contribution
  • loss of consortium, inability to have normal marital relations

Contact a Catastrophic Injury Attorney Today

David A. Axelrod & Associates has the experience and breadth of knowledge to evaluate the strength of
your catastrophic injury case. Call us today at 312-782-4600 for your free consultation.

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