If you have recently been involved in a motor vehicle accident and suffered an injury, or if someone close to you has been injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident, you may have the legal right to obtain compensation. Motor vehicle accidents may result in serious injuries or death. Serious injuries can permanently negatively impact the victim's health and lifestyle. If the accident was caused by driver error, someone's negligence, a design flaw or a manufacturing defect, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and other losses.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Safety Administration categorizes Motor Vehicles into six types:
|Passenger Cars (See Automobile Accidents). |
|Light Trucks (including pickups, vans, and utility vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less).|
|Large Trucks (including single-unit trucks and truck tractors with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds).|
|Motorcycles (including motorcycles, mopeds, and motor scooters) (See Motorcycle Accidents).|
|Buses (including school buses and transit buses).|
|Other Vehicles (including all-terrain vehicles, farm and construction equipment, and motor homes).|
In 2002, the breakdown of vehicle crashes by type was as follows:
The table below presents statistics about police-reported motor vehicle crashes from 1990 to 2002.
| ||Number of|
Motor Vehicle Accidents
|Year||w/Injury ||Fatal |
|1990||2,122,000 ||39,836 ||4,309,000 ||3,231,000||44,599|
Vehicle accident personal injury cases are usually complex and expensive. You should always consult a qualified, licensed lawyer. You may contact the sponsoring law firm below to discuss the injury or schedule a free consultation. These personal injury cases are normally handled on a contingency basis. Typically there are no fees unless the lawyer obtains a settlement or award for you.
Where can I get legal advice about my Accident Injury issue or case?
If you have an Accident Injury matter or case and want legal advice for your specific situation, call the law firm below to schedule an initial consultation.
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