Although an everyday event for most Americans, driving is one of the most dangerous activities we frequently participate in. Vehicular travel has increased due to recent advances in technology and highways, and as a tragic result, many more individuals are injured in motor vehicle accidents than ever before. Drivers and passengers suffer from serious auto accident injuries every day, and unfortunately, these accidents can lead to the loss of a loved one. Often accident victims will also struggle with shock and post-traumatic stress following the accident. It is important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately after your accident to learn about your legal rights and to have a professions guide you through the claims process.
Mitcheson & Lee is fully committed to protecting the rights of car accident victims and their families. Most car accident victims are not aware of their legal rights. Our firm has the experience and knowledge to guide car accident victims through the entire claims process to ensure they receive fair compensation for their injuries.
Common Causes Of Car Accidents:
- Distraction (use of a cell phone, texting, excessively loud radio).
- Driving at an excessive speed.
- Failing to stop or yield at a stop sign or traffic light.
- Roads in disrepair or improperly maintained
- Driving while intoxicated or impaired due to use of alcohol or drugs.
Driver negligence is certainly the leading cause of car accidents. This includes speeding, failure to stop or yield, failure to use proper care, and distraction. When a driver negligently or carelessly operates a vehicle and as a result causes serious injury to another, the driver should be held legally responsible for the injury.
In auto accident cases, those who have been injured due to the negligence of others may be entitled to receive compensatory damages, the purpose of which is to make the victim “whole” again. In other words, compensatory damages fully compensate the victim for the injury. These include compensation for medical treatment, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of daily activities and loss of consortium or companionship.
At Mitcheson & Lee, our knowledgeable auto accident attorneys are ready to fight for your rights. Our goal is to obtain justice for our clients and their loved ones. To schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Mitcheson & Lee at 617-933-3880.