Inury Auto Accident

An accident substantial bodily harm injury is any life threatening injury suffered in a car crash. In some jurisdictions, accident substantial bodily harm is prosecuted as a class B felony and even as criminal vehicular homicide or criminal vehicular injury depending on the particular circumstances of the car crash. The charge of criminal vehicular homicide is applied if the car crash results substantial bodily harm that causes the death of a victim and the driver:

  • Is considered to be grossly negligent
  • Is under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or a combination of these substances
  • Has an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or above
  • Leaves the scene of the accident (hit-and-run)

If the car crash does not cause the death of anyone involved in the accident but the driver is found guilty of any of the above-mentioned negligent acts, the driver could face charges of criminal vehicular injury. Each jurisdiction defines accident substantial bodily harm according to the particular laws of the area where the car crash occurs. However, in most jurisdictions, accident substantial bodily harm injuries apply to serious life threatening injury or injuries that cause extensive damage to the body, limbs, and/or organs. These injuries usually hamper or threaten the future use of the injured organ or body part.

Accident substantial bodily harm injuries can include any life threatening or life altering injuries such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), or permanent disfigurement. These injuries can transform the victim's life and forever alter the lives of the victim's family. Accident substantial bodily harm injuries take a long time to recover from if recovery is possible and the treatment is lengthy and extremely expensive. These severe injuries can produce a mountain of medical bills, treatment expense, lost wages, and various other costs associated with the treatment and recovery.

If you or a loved one has suffered any type accident substantial bodily harm injuries, you need to seek help from an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible.

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