Jamestown Car Accident Lawyer

Anyone can become the victim of a reckless or negligent driver. When that happens to you, and your injuries are serious, you may not know where to turn. Not only are you facing a long recuperation and loss of income from the inability to work, but your medical expenses are piling up while your financial resources are dwindling. Adding to your difficulties– is the stress of dealing with the insurance company.

A Jamestown personal injury attorney at Douglas and London will protect your rights, negotiate with the insurance company, and work hard to get the maximum compensation for your injuries. Over the past two decades, our dedicated attorneys have helped clients collect millions of dollars in restitution.

Why car accidents occur

Every car accident occurs under a unique set of circumstances, and for that reason, it is imperative to seek legal counsel. Because evidence surrounding the accident is best collected right away, a prompt investigation is necessary.

Car accidents most often happen due to driver negligence. This covers a broad spectrum of behaviors and may include distracted driving, one of the most frequent causes of crashes, as well as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or drowsy driving in which the driver falls asleep at the wheel.

Driver error, which may include reckless driving, is another major contributing factor in collisions. This might also involve speeding, tailgating, failure to yield the right-of-way, or ignoring traffic signals and stop signs. Defects on the surface of highways and roads can also play a role in many motor vehicle accidents. This category includes roads that are poorly maintained and badly designed.  

When an accident results from a defect in the automobile, liability may fall on the manufacturer or the failure to properly service it. The latter most often involve large trucks or buses, which cause many severe and even fatal injuries when colliding with smaller cars.

In many auto accidents, liability lies with more than one party.

Car accident injuries

Severe car accident injuries may mean the person never recovers the mobility or mental functioning they enjoyed before the collision. They may require special equipment or housing modifications and may no longer prove capable of living independently. Examples of such severe injuries include:

  • Burns
  • Loss of limbs
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Contact our team of Jamestown car accident lawyers

If you or someone you know was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact an experienced car accident lawyer at Douglas and London as soon as possible. Use our online contact form or call us 24/7 to schedule a free consultation. We have helped thousands of car accident victims who suffered severe injuries.

While most cases are settled with the insurance company, if they fail to agree to a reasonable settlement for the person’s ongoing and long-term needs, we will take the case to trial. Since we work on a contingency basis, there is never a fee unless we win. Hablamos Español.