Vehicle accidents typically involve all types of road transportation including cars, motorcycles, bicycles and even pedestrians. The most common causes include inattentive or reckless driving, badly-designed roads, inappropriate traffic control devices, and vehicle design or tire defects. These types of accidents account for many substantial property damages and serious injuries cases.
The process of identifying the direct causes of a vehicle accident can often be complicated. To reconstruct the scene events, the assistance of design engineers and other qualified experts are needed. Our experienced law firm will find the best experts and use all legal resources at our disposal to get you the best settlement possible.
In the majority of cases, the driver involved is considered at fault and is responsible for the accident. There are some instances when negligence is on the part of another party and whoever's is at fault then becomes liable for the damage caused. These parties include (but are not limited to): auto manufacturers, repair shops as well as the state or municipality which maintains roads, bridges and signs.
The vehicle accident laws allow victims to seek proper compensation to bring them back to the same condition they were before the accident occurred. Furthermore, the vehicle accident laws recognize the damages from a vehicle accident to be in various forms such as:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earning capacity
In extreme cases where the injury is due to someone else's recklessness or from a defective product that the manufacturer should have corrected, punitive damages may be awarded to the responsible person.
Furthermore, some of the claims that an individual may be able to claim would also include the following:
- Claim against an uninsured driver
- Claim for serious injury
- Claim for defective vehicle
- Claim for pedestrians involved in the car accident
Of course, every driver is required to always keep their vehicle under proper control drive in a manner that may avoid colliding with other vehicles resulting in a tragic accident.
Mark E. Barbour, Attorney at Law, takes pride in fighting for his clients to get the compensation they deserve when dealing with any type of vehicle accident. Contact us today at (216) 771-8188 and speak to Mark Barbour about your case.