Car accidents can result in serious injuries and fatalities. Every year there are more than 40,000 people killed and three million people injured in vehicular accidents, and the injuries that are suffered can range from minor bumps and scratches to devastating, life-changing damages including spinal cord and brain injury. In fact, of all of the spinal cord injuries that occur in the United States, nearly half are the result of being in an automobile or truck accident.
When you or someone you love has been involved in an automobile accident it is essential that you are represented by an auto accident attorney who understands how to protect your rights. James Kennedy has a record of success in representing the victims of auto accidents. He is compassionate and concerned and takes a personal interest in making sure that you are treated fairly and that you get what you deserve.
Auto accidents happen for a number of different reasons. If the accident that you were involved in was the result of somebody driving drunk or if you were the victim of a hit and run driver then your case may include criminal charges, but in most cases car accidents result in personal injury lawsuits. The reason for this is simple: the majority of car accidents are the result of negligence or carelessness, and when an injury results from somebody else not paying attention, that person is liable for the damage that they have caused.
There are a number of different types of negligence that can come into play in an automobile accident. An accident can be caused by someone taking their eye off of the road, being distracted by a cell phone, being impaired by drugs or alcohol, and many other faults that lie with the driver. But car accidents can also be caused by an improperly functioning traffic light, hazards that were carelessly left on the road by a road crew, or a failure on the part of either driver’s vehicle. As an experienced personal injury attorney, James Kennedy goes to great effort to investigate what caused your accident and where the blame lies so that he can most effectively represent your case.
Being involved in an automobile accident can be a traumatic event. Your first concern should be getting better and taking care of yourself. But injury care can be expensive. Your injuries may require that you miss work while your medical bills grow to astronomical heights, leaving you wondering how you are going to pay. If you have been the victim of an accident you may be entitled to compensation for your medical costs, as well as for your pain and suffering. A personal injury attorney’s job is to represent your best interests, whether it is in negotiations with an insurance company or in a trial in front of a judge and jury. James Kennedy understands how confusing and upsetting it is to be injured or to have someone you love hurt or killed in an accident, and that’s why he is dedicated to making things easy for you and getting you the compensation you deserve. Call today to set up a free consultation.