One victim was injured in a Northern Beltway accident and was extricated from the vehicle before being flown to UMC Trauma with serious injuries, according to Nevada Highway Patrol sources. It took about 15 minutes to release the victim from the car, according to reports. There is no word on the extent of the victim’s injuries or what caused the accident. An investigation into the situation is underway by the Highway Patrol.
Serious Injuries In Car Accidents and Personal Injury Lawsuits
One reason it is so important to have the help and support of a personal injury lawyer if you suffer serious injury in a car accident is that it is difficult to estimate just how much an accident like this can cost you. Many people assume that the medical bills are the only thing they will be required to pay, but a serious car crash can affect your life in many other ways as well.
For example, you may have lost the ability to perform your current job temporarily or permanently. If this is the case, your future income for the rest of your life may be affected by your injuries. Furthermore, you may not be able to secure new employment easily if you are older or if you suffer certain types of disability. Your injury may make job hunting much more difficult for you than in the past. These are very abstract concepts that are hard to quantify or put into monetary terms and tend to be undervalued by the average person in assessing a personal injury claim.
There are other aspects of a serious accident case that may also be difficult to evaluate from a monetary standpoint. For example, sums for pain and suffering are commonly requested in a personal injury lawsuit, but how do you put a price tag on pain and suffering? Without years of experience in evaluating a personal injury case, you do not know how the courts usually look at this aspect of your case and may not be able to make a realistic evaluation.
Finally, there is the issue of the impact of your accident on your family. If you were the primary breadwinner for your family and your accident has affected their finances and future, they may also have a claim against the person who hurt you.
The personal injury attorneys at Bernstein & Poisson are ready to help you with every aspect of your accident case. Contact us today for more information.