According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2013 nearly 33,000 people died in motor vehicle accidents and another 2.3 million were injured. Additionally, vehicle accidents are expensive. Vehicle accidents account for $871 billion in economic loss and social harm–which comes to roughly $900 per person living in the United States. Due to the frequency and potential severity of motor vehicle accidents, it’s important to be aware of your rights as an injured person and to practice good driving habits.
Types of Vehicle Accidents
The type of vehicle(s) involved in a crash can affect the severity of the incident as well as the legal action possible after a crash. Crashes can involve:
- Automobiles, including taxis, limos, and cars for hire
- Bicycles and other non-motorized vehicles, such as unicycles
- Buses, including private charter buses as well as public buses and school buses
Every accident is different. Some accidents occur at high speeds and involve multiple vehicles, while others occur at low speeds and can involve cyclists or pedestrians using busy city streets.
Our lawyers are familiar with the different kinds of motor vehicle accidents you might experience. We’ve helped our clients win millions of dollars in compensation and will work closely with you to understand your case and make sure you get the compensation you deserve. We feel it is not only our duty to defend your rights as an injured person, but that the work we do with victims helps contribute to better laws and awareness of driving hazards. Because of this increased awareness, there has been a decline in the frequency and severity of accidents across the nation.
What to do after a motor vehicle accident
No matter what kind of accident you are in, it’s critical to make sure everyone injured at the scene receives prompt medical treatment. Once paramedics and police arrive, it’s also important to collect witness contact information and document the scene. After the crash, Kryder Law’s lawyers can guide you through the legal side of things, so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries or caring for a suffering loved one.
Our vehicle accident attorneys are ready to help you
Our highly experienced Chicago vehicle accident lawyers and personal injury lawyers are here to fight for your rights as an injured person, and we will do everything to make sure that the liable party’s insurance company pays you the maximum compensation for injuries incurred during an accident. Call the Kryder Law Group at (312) 223-1700 or click here to request a Free Case Evaluation.