Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2015, 2.44 million people were injured as a result of an accident. Motor vehicle accidents are not limited to collisions between cars but can also include trucks, motorcycles, trains, and buses. Our team understands the nuances of each legal process and can provide you with sound guidance and strong representation.
In addition to emotional trauma, auto accidents can result in extensive damage to your property, as well as personal injury. To ensure you collect the compensation you deserve, a lawyer can evaluate the full extent of damages, prove liability, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. At Rubin & Machado, we can help you secure reparations to cover medical costs, pain and suffering, and loss of income as a result of catastrophic injury.
In comparison to accidents involving cars, trucking accidents can result in more complex legal proceedings. There may be several parties that can be held responsible for damages including the truck driver, their employer, their company, and their respective insurance providers. In addition, trucking accidents can cause extensive property damage and serious injury or death. A motor vehicle accident lawyer can help you or your loved one navigate the legal process for the best possible outcome.
A lawyer can help you establish liability and collect evidence that demonstrates the full extent of your injuries.
According to the NHTSA, there were an estimated 88,000 motorcyclists injured in 2013 alone. Motorcycle drivers are more exposed to the elements, and as a result, more vulnerable to injury. Motorcycle accidents can leave victims with a spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury, which can diminish their overall quality of life and earning capacity.
DUI accidents where alcohol or other substances are involved can have grave, sometimes fatal, consequences. If you are the victim or family member of an individual injured as a result of another party's negligence, we can help you fight for justice.
Pedestrian accidents are often caused by negligence on the driver's part. If you are the victim of a motor vehicle accident and have suffered bodily or catastrophic injury, we can help you pursue legal action and collect the compensation you are entitled to.
Due to the size and lack of safety features on a high occupancy vehicle, bus accidents can result in severe injuries to all parties involved. Similar to trucking accidents, bus accidents can have multiple liable parties including the driver, the transportation company, and their insurance companies.
Let Our Team Help
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, do not settle for an inadequate settlement. A lawyer can help you establish liability and collect evidence that demonstrates the full extent of your injuries. While compensation does not reverse the effects of an accident, it can substantially reduce the financial burden of injuries. We encourage you to call our office at (312) 327-1840 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.