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By The Perazzo Law Firm

In most car accident cases, it is fairly easy to determine who the responsible parties or parties are. A car accident case may become more complicated when more than one driver is responsible. Moreover, some car accident cases involve contributing factors that may be outside the control of the drivers involved in the accident. Those factors can include defective safety features in one of the vehicles, unsafe road conditions created by negligent construction or maintenance. Sometimes, a driver who causes a car accident may be under the influence of medication that was falsely prescribed by a doctors or incorrectly filled by the pharmacist.

A subcategory of personal injury caused by a vehicle is known as hit-and-run. In these cases a driver, passenger, or even a pedestrian is injured by a negligent driver who leaves the scene. In these cases the difficulty in collecting damages arises from the inability to identify the  driver who caused the injuries and escaped.

By The Perazzo Law Firm

Owning and driving a vehicle is one of the most favorite American past times. The United States has a very high personal automobile ownership rate compared to the rest of the world. Most car accidents primarily involve injuries to drivers. In these cases the degree of fault is appointed based on the drivers’ careless conduct in observing road safety rules. That is, the driver that causes the accident can be pursued for damages. If more than one driver is at fault then the liability of the driver most at fault is reduced by the percentage of fault of the driver who is less at fault.

In recent years there has been a growing availability of personal transportation services. These services are becoming more wide spread and increasingly as easy to use as tapping your phone screen a few times. These professional drivers who offer their own automobiles to provide transportation to willing customers are not immune to car accidents which may lead to serious injuries. In these situation, the distribution of liability may become somewhat more complicated.

By The Perazzo Law Firm

Personal injury cases typically involve one or more drivers and vehicles. However, a small but significant portion of personal injury cases involve a variety of different factors vastly increasing the complexity of litigation.
One of the factors leading to the complexity of a personal injury case stemming from a car accident can be the type of injuries suffered by the victim. In most instances, injuries stemming from a car accident are assessed on the scene or soon thereafter from a simple doctor’s visit. However, some injuries may take some time to manifest symptoms. Typically, theses injuries involve brain damage which may not be easy to diagnose as the victim may not exhibit symptoms for days or even weeks. Some of the symptoms of brain injury, such as difficulty concentrating, mood swings, depression, etc., may easily be attributed to daily stress rather than serious brain injury. Brain injury symptoms are easy to misdiagnose and may go untreated for some time. Brain imaging scans can reveal brain injury but can fail to reveal the full extent of the damage. Given how difficult it may be to diagnose a brain injury, by the time a patient reports the symptoms to a doctor and a scan is ordered, weeks if not months may have already passed since the date of the car accident. Following a car accident, it is important to consult a doctor as soon as possible and report all symptoms even if they can be attributed to something else like participation in athletic activity or even a stressful job.

How To Defend Your Rights After a Car Accident

By The Perazzo Law Firm

As we approach the holiday season, we look forward to spending time with our friends and loved ones. Unfortunately, celebration can lead to tragedy in a blink of an eye. Typically, the holiday season sees a spike in serious injury from car accidents. Celebrations can often involve intoxicants, which impair ones ability to drive or safely operate machinery. If the unfortunate happens and you or your loved ones suffer an injury from a car accident, it is important to begin gathering facts right away.

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