It is hard to imagine anyone who is not exposed to motor vehicle traffic. Cars, trucks, and buses are the most dangerous aspects of modern life. The average car weighs over 4,000 pounds and is often driven at speeds up to and exceeding 70 mph. The forces we are exposed to, as a result of motor vehicle traffic, are astounding.
Cars, trucks and buses are driven by people of widely varying skill and responsibility. Some people drink and drive, some text and drive, some drive on too little sleep – and everyone is capable of making an honest mistake.
The potential for accidents is extraordinary. The United States Department of Transportation reports 2.3 million people are injured on America’s roadways every year. This statistic does not include unreported accident injuries.
Motor vehicle accidents expose a fragile human body to extreme forces. Injuries are not always obvious. A sore back or sore neck may indicate a significant problem and as a result you will face pressure to settle your claim early. In addition, it is unwise to assume you do not have a claim because you feel responsible for the accident. You may not be. The other driver may share responsibility, or the roadway design may be unsafe. And, your own insurance company may have an obligation to pay for medical care regardless of fault. At Doran Law, you can expect an analysis of your claim – at no cost to you. If you have been injured in a car accident, we are here to help and offer a free consultation to anyone who calls.