An auto accident attorney can help accident victims of any type of motor vehicle accident including motorcycles, light trucks, large trucks, bus passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians. An auto accident attorney can help any of these victims of motor vehicle accidents recover expenses and lost earnings regardless of the vehicle or situation including victims of DUI/DWI collisions or even victims of hit-and-run accidents.
Injuries from car accidents can range from simple sprains to severe life-threatening trauma. Some common car accident injuries can have life-long implications for the victim and the victim's family. These injuries include head trauma, spinal cord injuries, or internal injuries to vital organs. These types of severe injuries can result in life altering conditions for the victim such as the inability to do normal everyday chores or loss of quality of life.
The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) conducted a congressionally mandated one-year study to provide a data overview of U.S. transportation issues. The study is titled, "The Transportation Statistics Annual Report (TSAR)," and is meant to provide information about transportation fatalities by mode of the 42,642 fatalities suffered on U.S. highways during the study period.
According to TSAR:
Motor vehicle accidents can result in devastating injuries that can leave the victims paralyzed, disfigured, or disabled in a variety of ways. Victims of car accidents can be left permanently dependant on others for simple everyday activities or lengthy if not permanent rehabilitative treatment for their injuries. These accidents can change the life of the victim and his/her family in seconds but can create a desperate situation for the rest of their lives. An auto accident attorney can help recover the cost of treatment, lost wages, and other expenses incurred by a victim of a motor vehicle accident.