Car accident lawsuits typically come in one of the following categories (however, any particular car accident lawsuit could, depending on the complexity of the accident, potentially fall into several car accident lawsuit categories):
Auto accident lawsuits. Auto accidents are those motor vehicle accidents that only involve cars. Tens of thousands of motorists die every year in car accidents, and millions more are injured. Distracted driving, speeding, reckless driving and other causes all contribute to these high numbers.
Truck accident lawsuits. Less common but more deadly, truck accidents account for 1 in 10 fatal traffic accidents each year. Because trucks are much heavier than cars and have greater driving challenges (like large blind spots, wider turns and longer stopping times), truck accidents tend to do much more damage than regular automobile accidents.
Motorcycle accident lawsuits. Like truck accidents, motorcycle accidents are a less common type of motor vehicle accident but they tend to be much more deadly. In fact, motorcycle riders are nearly 40 times as likely to die in an accident than car occupants. And, motorcycle riders have a risk of injury 8 times higher than that for car occupants as well.
Auto/pedestrian accident lawsuits. Auto/pedestrian accidents are more common in urban areas, where the increase in the amount of car traffic, foot traffic and parked cars (which can block driver visibility) all increase the chances of a driver hitting a pedestrian. Many car/pedestrian accidents are caused by drivers failing to yield right-of-way when turning at intersections.
Auto/bicyclist accident lawsuits. Like auto/pedestrian accidents, accidents involving cars and bicycles are more common in urban areas. Because motorists have a harder time seeing bicyclists, bike riders are more vulnerable to being cut off or hit by a vehicle, especially if they themselves are not following the rules of the road.
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If you were injured in an automobile, truck, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian accident through little to no fault of your own, you are entitled to compensation for losses due to medical bills, lost wages and more. For a free legal consultation to better understand your case and your options, call personal injury lawyer Karl Gebhard. He will act swiftly to help you protect your rights and build your accident lawsuit. All services offered on a contingency basis.
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