Hit and runs can happen when you are inside of your vehicle or nowhere in sight. However, discovering that the driver who hit you is avoiding responsibility for the damage he or she caused, can be frustrating and demoralizing. At Cromartie Law, we are committed to helping people in Georgia who have been victims of hit and run accidents.
Motor vehicle accidents may occur because a driver is under the influence, or they may happen as a result of speeding, ignoring signs and a lack of experience. Sometimes, there are certain stressors in life which can increase the likelihood of a crash, such as the loss of a job. When someone loses their job, especially if they did not see it coming, this can lead to significant stress, sleep problems, substance abuse, depression and other challenges, all of which may increase the likelihood of an auto accident.
Motor vehicle wrecks can be extremely difficult for victims and their family members. However, some are especially devastating, such as collisions which claim lives. It is important for drivers to be vigilant and recognize times when fatal accidents may be more likely to occur. For example, drivers should be especially cautious during Memorial Day weekend and other times of the year when there is an increase in the number of fatal traffic crashes.
Car accidents can result in many different consequences that not only turn the lives of victims upside down, but their loved ones' lives may be affected also. There are countless ways in which motor vehicle accident victims are injured, whether they sustain a broken neck or brain damage after hitting their head. However, it is important to recognize some of the other injuries which may not receive as much attention but can be very devastating for victims, such as foot injuries.
For many college students and their families, this time of year is exciting because years of hard work will pay off and students will finally have earned their college degree. Unfortunately, a motor vehicle collision can shatter graduation celebrations, and may also result in many challenges for recent grads and their loved ones. Sometimes, these accidents prove fatal, which is especially upsetting. Even when those involved survive the crash, they may face a number of physical and financial problems. This can be especially tough for a recent graduate who was planning on starting their career.
Those who are involved in a pedestrian accident may struggle with a number of consequences that affect them right away, such as intense pain and an injury that may take away their ability to work or take part in activities they enjoy. The financial consequences may also be immediately evident, with high medical costs and lost wages. However, it is also important for victims of pedestrian accidents and their loved ones to be aware of some of the long-term consequences that they may encounter as a result of the accident.
The emotional and financial consequences of a car wreck can be devastating, whether someone has trouble paying their hospital bills or sustains deep mental trauma as a result of the accident. However, the physical toll can be unbearable as well, and people are injured in many ways during these wrecks. Not only do some accident victims suffer broken bones, brain trauma and damage to their back or spinal cord, but some may sustain injuries to their face which result in scarring. Facial scarring can be especially tough because accident victims may be repeatedly asked questions about what happened, and they may feel insecure about their appearance.
If you happen to be involved in an auto-pedestrian accident while driving in Rome, it may be easy for outsiders to put the blame on your by default. The pedestrian absorbing the full impact of the collision while you were protected by your car may cause many to assign you fault due to feeling sympathy for the pedestrian. Many come to us here at Cromartie Law in the same scenario, concerned that this assumption may be harmful to them when liability issues are brought up. Yet it should be understood that while pedestrians do have their own traffic rights, the law also imposes restrictions on them.
A question that often accompanies personal injury lawsuits filed in Rome may be how much those bringing such action are entitled to collect. There may not be an easy answer to that question due to every injury case being unique. Typically, accident victims may be able to recover the cost of their medical expenses. Those injured in a car accident may also be awarded damages to help pay for any repairs that need to be performed on their vehicle (or to pay for an entirely new car). Then there is the matter of compensating for pain and suffering, which can differ from case to case.
Auto accident victims face a number of hardships on their road to recovery, and some people have an especially difficult time moving forward. For example, those who sustained massive injuries in the wreck may have a considerable amount of physical pain, and they may never be able to enjoy life in the same way ever again. Sometimes, people are prescribed pain medication because the challenges they are facing are so severe. Unfortunately, this has led to addiction in some people, which can make the accident even more disruptive from a long-term standpoint.