This sounds like an odd question because you would assume that anyone involved in a traffic accident would know if that person sustained an injury. However, this is not always the case. After an accident, you may believe that you are “okay” because you do not feel any immediate pain or have any visible signs of harm. However, this does not always mean that you escaped the crash without any injuries. Traffic accidents, including pedestrian, bicycle, and motorcycle crashes, can be violent and cause injuries that are not immediately known to the victim. Some injuries may have delayed symptoms. Therefore, you should always see a doctor after any accident, regardless of whether you feel fine or you believe the accident was “minor.” Even low-impact accidents can cause debilitating injuries.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a serious brain injury that has the potential for causing long-term, debilitating conditions. A TBI is caused by a strong blow to the head, a penetrating head injury, or a strong snapping back and forth motion of the neck. According to the CDC, TBIs are a major cause of disability and death in the United States contributing to about 30 percent of the injury deaths. A TBI can result in a minor concussion or severe brain damage. Repeated mild concussions have been associated with an increased risk of some diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Many TBIs are caused by personal injury accidents that are the result of the negligence or recklessness of other parties. Below are examples of accidents that can result in a TBI.
Pedestrian deaths increased by 9.5 percent from 2014 to 2015. During 2015, 5,376 pedestrians lost their lives in traffic-related accidents. More pedestrians died during 2015 than any year since 1996. Roughly 70,000 people were injured in pedestrian accidents during 2015. California led the nation in pedestrian deaths during 2015. Pedestrian injured in traffic-related accidents might be entitled to recover compensation for damages from the driver who caused the accident. If you have been injured, you may be owed money for your lost wages, medical bills, and other damages. Call 1-800-954-4444 now to speak to a Fresno pedestrian accident attorney for free.
The Northern California Record reports that Interinsurance Exchange of the Automobile Club filed a lawsuit in the Fresno County Superior Court last month against several defendants. The company is seeking almost $32,000 plus interest from the defendants for money it paid arising from a collision. It appears that one of the defendants may have caused the collision with the company’s customers.
Motor vehicle accidents can have tragic, life-long results. Even when a car accident does not result in traumatic injuries, the disruption to the victim’s life can still be extensive. From taking time off work to recover from injuries, repairing your vehicle, and dealing with insurance adjusters to recoup your financial losses, the consequences of a motor vehicle accident can and do often extend far beyond the healing process. A painful example of the consequences of an accident that can cause a lifetime of pain is scarring and disfigurement. Many victims of catastrophic accidents suffer permanent disfigurement and scarring because of the injuries sustained in the crash. Because scarring and disfigurement is a painful reminder of the suffering endured in the accident, the victim can suffer intense emotional stress and mental anxiety. Victims deserve to be compensated for these damages in addition to the other damages suffered because of the crash.
If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. Examples of accidents that often give rise to an accident claim are slip and fall accidents, motorcycle crashes, car accidents, commercial truck crashes, and pedestrian accidents. Any accident that results in an injury or death can result in compensation for the accident victim. To receive compensation, the accident victim must prove that the other party caused the accident and the victim suffered injuries and damages because of the accident. The types of damages and amounts of compensation vary based on the facts and circumstances of each claim. However, at least one thing is the same in all accident claims — time for filing a claim is limited.
If you are a driver or even the passenger of another vehicle, getting in an accident with an Uber vehicle can be complicated. Unlike other car accidents where you deal with your insurance company and the provider for the other driver, you may also have the insurance company for Uber involved as well.
Wrong-way accidents are becoming more common as the incidents of distracted driving continue to increase. Drivers who are distracted are more likely to drive the wrong-way compared to drivers who remain alert and focused. While there may be some reasons for wrong-way accidents that are not related to distracted driving, such as medical emergencies or confusing road signs, most wrong-way accidents are the result of distracted driving.
Metro News published a story by The Associated Press on December 12 about a fatal car accident in Farmersville. According to the report, the accident occurred about 50 miles southeast of Fresno in Central California. Police said that the driver of a vehicle struck a pedestrian on the sidewalk after the driver swerved to miss a woman who was crossing the street on foot. The man on the sidewalk died at the scene from injuries sustained in the collision. Police did not release any names. The investigation was ongoing at the time of the news report.
The Fresno Bee posted a local news story on December 17 about a woman being injured in a Visalia pedestrian accident. According to the Visalia Police Department, the accident victim was crossing Jacob Street near Allen Avenue when a vehicle struck her. The driver of the vehicle remained at the accident. Lt. Ron Epp of the Visalia Police Department said that drugs or alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the Visalia pedestrian accident. The accident victim was transported to Kaweah Delta Medical Center before being transported to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno. She is reported to be in critical condition. The Fresno Bee also reported that the pedestrian was not using the crosswalk when the accident occurred.