Yuma Car Accident Lawyers
Every year, car accidents in Yuma County are a major cause of injuries and deaths, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Although the state of Arizona has some of the harshest drunk driving laws, DUIs are still among some of the most common causes of these terrible accidents. Speeding is also a major cause of accidents, accounting for about 30% of accidents in the state. If you were injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Yuma, let the experienced personal injury lawyers at The Husband & Wife Law Team provide the sound legal advice you need to pursue a claim. Call our law office today at (928) 277-0133 to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys to get started.
When drivers behave negligently, car accidents could happen for any number of reasons. Some of the most common causes of car accidents in Yuma include:
- Alcohol and drug impairment
- Distracted driving
- Failing to yield or obey traffic control devices
- Fatigued driving
- Aggressive driving
- Poor weather
- Dangerous or improperly maintained roads
As you can see, the vast majority of accidents are caused by preventable driver errors. If a negligent driver caused an accident that led to your injuries, you could pursue a personal injury claim to recover monetary damages.
Car accident survivors could sustain a wide range of injuries. Some of the most common severe injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries and concussions: These injuries could happen when a driver or passenger hits their head on the dashboard, the steering wheel, or the side window. You could also sustain this type of injury from a violent jolt, shaking the brain. Concussions are also a type of brain injury that requires immediate medical attention.
- Spinal cord injuries: These types of injuries could result in partial or total paralysis, forever changing the lives of the injured. Those who sustain this type of injury would require assistive devices and lifelong care.
- Facial injuries: Facial injuries cover a variety of wounds, including scarring, broken bones, and eye damage.
- Neck and chest injuries: It is also common for those involved in car accidents to sustain injuries to the neck and chest, such as broken or bruised ribs or even a heart attack.
- Loss of limbs: In a severe accident, it is possible for those involved to lose a limb. It could happen at the scene of the accident, or a limb may need to be amputated later to avoid worse complications.
Other common severe injuries include organ damage and penetrating injuries. Many accident survivors may also have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While PTSD may not be physical, it could have a profoundly negative impact on a person’s life. As such, compensation in such cases could cover:
- Medical expenses, including emergency room visits, surgeries, assistive medical devices, and more.
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity.
- Property damage, such as a totaled car.
- Pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
If you were injured in a car accident in Yuma, it is important to hire a skilled personal injury attorney as soon as possible. In Arizona, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is two years, after which you will lose your chance to pursue the compensation you deserve. At The Husband & Wife Law Team, our Yuma personal injury attorneys are here to provide the compassionate legal support you need to get through your case. Call us today at (928) 277-0133 to schedule a case review.
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