Most residents in Madera do a lot of driving. Whether it’s out on Highway 99 passing the water tower on the way to Fresno or up to Modesto, people are always on the move. You can even drive into your movie experience at the famous Madera 2 Drive-In.
With all this traveling the dangers of collisions and crashes are always present. You’ve got large vehicles from local factories and farms trying to squeeze by on local lanes to deliver their payloads. You’ve got commuters trying to make it to work on time. Rideshare and delivery drivers are always looking for a pick-up or drop-off. You’ve got motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians all making their way through town.
With this heavy usage of the roads, careless drivers will, unfortunately, make mistakes and draw in innocent motorists into their accidents. You may be unable to avoid someone’s error in judgment and find yourself with a painful injury. You may even endure a week-long stay in a hospital and be given a long time to worry over who will be paying for your medical expenses. You didn’t cause your crash and you certainly shouldn’t be stuck with trying to figure out how to pay bills while you attempt to heal.
Support for Madera Vehicle Accident Victims
Your accident may have involved just a single driver who pulled into your path or rammed you. But what if that driver was working for a company when they hit you? Will that company help you in recovery? What if the vehicle is from a local farm?
No matter the circumstances, you need a Madera auto accident lawyer on your side to make sure you target the right insurance companies after a serious accident. You may file a basic claim with the driver’s own insurance and due to coverage limits only get your initial hospital visit covered. Guess what? If you require further treatment in the weeks to come, or surgery a few months from now, those costs will come out of your pocket.
It may be possible to sue the company the driver works for. You may even be able to get compensation from your own auto insurance policy. Contact an attorney from Maison Law for a free consultation on your case to determine every party who should be held accountable for your accident and your injuries.
Common Injuries in Collisions with Vehicles
Your rehabilitation from injury can take days, weeks, or months or in some extreme cases, the effects of an injury can be with you the rest of your life. That’s why it’s vital to make sure you get everything you’ll need to rebuild your health and your life now while you are still allowed to file a lawsuit over your suffering.
The injuries can be debilitating and affect your enjoyment of life and even how you interact with your family. That’s why getting the maximum compensation now is so important.
These are just a few of the most common injuries and long term conditions you can suffer in impacts:
- Brain injuries: Injuries can be short term issues or cause memory loss over a lifetime. Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) happen after receiving a strike to the head. They can result in many difficulties including a loss of smell, nerve damage, and post-traumatic seizures.
- Whiplash Injury: The rapid movement back and forth of the neck in a crash. Neck and shoulder pain can be excruciating. Even turning the head a few inches can be difficult. Spine injuries can cause dizziness and numbness in limbs and in severe cases cause a loss of movement in limbs.
- Back injuries: The stretching of ligaments and muscles can cause pain that worsens with any movement like coughing or even laughing. Muscle spasms are also common. Damage can be so bad you may not be able to stand up straight for a while.
- Broken bones: Fractures in some joints can be very difficult to heal and may require surgery. Bones can heal in an improper position causing more issues in the future.
Motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians travel with much less protection than people in vehicles, and any impact with anything on four wheels or more can be that much more serious for victims. Victims are often thrown from their bikes or from their feet to absorb a second impact with the ground or road surface.
Contact A Madera Car Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been struck by a careless driver, it’s important to make sure you don’t end up paying the consequences of someone else’s mistake. California affords injury victims two years to file a lawsuit over a car accident. This seems like plenty of time, but if you wait the full two years evidence and witnesses can become harder to round-up. An attorney can help you prepare your case and get you ready to file as soon as possible.
If an accident leaves you or a loved one dealing with serious injuries contact an experienced Madera car accident lawyer such as Martin Gasparian, founder of Maison Law, for a free consultation and case evaluation. Mr. Gasparian takes a hands-on approach to every case. He believes that every client should work directly with their lawyer, get honest advice and personalized attention to detail their case deserves.