Auto and Truck Accidents By A Vermont Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been involved in an automobile or truck accident, a Vermont personal injury lawyer can help ensure that you are fully compensated for injuries and property damage. Car accidents are the most common type of personal injury claim in the United States. Every year tens of thousands of people die in auto accidents and hundreds of thousands are injured.
Most personal injury cases involving automobiles or commercial trucks hinge on the negligence of the responsible driver. That is, did they breach their duties as a reasonable driver and cause injuries or other damages as a result of their breach? In most cases, it is fairly clear who was at fault and why. However, insurance companies will often argue that even if their insured caused the accident, it wasn’t severe enough to have resulted in injuries to the other driver. Hiring an attorney from a respected personal injury law firm can have a lot of influence on the adjuster and the outcome of your claim.
Types of Auto Accidents and Common Injuries
Most car accidents involve passenger vehicles and are not deadly. People often assume that a low speed accident or a crash where property damage was not severe cannot cause injury. This is rarely the case. Injuries such as whiplash, neck strain, or back strain may not seem too harmful but these injuries can easily aggravate previous injuries or cause long term harm.
In the unfortunate event that you were involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, semi truck, or tractor-trailer, even more severe injuries can result. Vermont accident lawyers at our personal injury law firm have assisted clients with massive injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones and bone fragments embedded in surrounding tissue
- Vertigo, dizziness, headaches, and other neurological disorders
Auto accidents are a fact of life, but you can proactively protect yourself. We strongly encourage our clients to drive cautiously and carry adequate insurance. There are thousands of unlicensed and uninsured people driving around. If they cause an accident, you will have to rely on your own insurance to repair your property and pay medical bills. It is highly advisable to have uninsured or under-insured motorist coverage, medical payments coverage, and collision insurance.
Galanes Law: a Personal Injury Law Firm with Nearly Two Decades of Experience
Attorney Joe Galanes is a Vermont personal injury lawyer with over 17 years of experience representing clients injured in auto and truck accident cases. We can guide you through the process of healing and help make sure that you are compensated for your suffering. Personal injury consultations are complimentary, and we work on a contingency fee basis. If we don’t win, you don’t pay. Call us at (802) 689-8356 to discuss your case.