At any moment, a car crash can turn a great day into a terrible one. They happen all the time. You could be rear-ended at a stoplight, t-boned at an intersection, or hit head-on by a drunk driver. In a split second, your life and the lives of the passengers in your car can be changed forever. Suddenly, you’re having to deal with insurance adjusters, medical bills, and police reports.
The United States’ roads are no strangers to car crashes; in fact, they see more than 6 million crashes every year. On average, car crash injuries occur every 14 seconds and death will occur every 12 minutes. It’s terrible, but it’s one of the repercussions of living in a society that is very car-centered.
A car crash can cause both physical and emotional stress, and the attorneys at Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson might be able to help make the process easier. We’ll take the weight of paperwork, phone calls, and court dates off your shoulders so that you can focus on healing.
Car Crash Injuries
Whiplash is the most common injury seen after a car crash. That’s not surprising, considering the fact that 40% of all crashes are rear-ended collisions. Whether either driver sees the impending crash coming or not, it is likely that the collision will cause both of their heads to jerk suddenly, bending their necks at an extreme angle. It’s easy to see how this would cause intense muscle pain over the course of days or weeks.
You may not realize it but car crashes can cause emotional damage as well as physical damage. Each category will manifest through different symptoms and require separate and unique treatment or care. The car crash attorneys at Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson may be able to help you receive damages to assist with the financial stress of both physical and emotional injuries. We have years of combined experience handling car crash claims with injuries like:
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Partial/Complete Paralysis (temporary or permanent)
- Broken Back/Broken Vertebrae
- Facial/Dental Damages
- Broken Bones
- Internal Bleeding, Organ Damage
- Acquired Brain Injury/Traumatic Brain Injury
- Disc/Neck Injury
- Mental Anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Confusion/trouble concentrating
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Dealing with Insurance Companies
It’s unfortunate but true: your insurance company doesn’t always look out for your financial best interests after a car crash. Their primary focus is getting your claim closed as soon as possible with as little time and money spent as possible. While it is their job to negotiate with the insurer of the negligent driver, they are not obligated to fight for the damages your insurance claim is worth. If you don’t speak to a personal injury lawyer to find out what your case could really be worth, you may be offered and accept a settlement figure that’s too small to cover your expenses.
Our Lake Charles car crash attorneys aren’t afraid to take on the insurance companies. We have the experience and know how to remain unintimidated by defendants, their lawyers, and their insurance adjuster. This is your opportunity to receive the financial compensation you deserve, and it’s our opportunity to fight for you if you need our services.
Maximize Your Settlement
We believe that reckless and negligent crashes need to be put to a stop and that the perpetrators of those crashes should pay a price for their lack of responsibility. We’ve been helping those in our community since 1969, and we aren’t stopping anytime soon. Our list of successful settlements is long and we have a lot of happy clients to show for it.
If you’ve been the victim of another driver’s negligence, don’t worry. Contacting an car crash attorney at Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson can help make the process easier, from beginning to end. Our consultations are free and we take personal injury cases on a contingent-fee basis. That means we only get paid if we win your case. Call us toll-free at 800-836-3702 or contact us online and get started now.