Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
The impact of a motor vehicle accident lingers long after the event itself. Those who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident have to contend with the pain and suffering from their physical injuries and may also have to deal with economic loss. Transport Canada National Collision Database statistics show 567.1 injuries and 7.7 fatalities per 100,000 licensed drivers in Newfoundland in a single year. Serious injuries and fatalities occur across all age groups but fatality rates are highest among drivers 25 to 34 years of age and those 65 and older. If you are involved in a motor vehicle collision, your injuries could be minor, serious, permanent or even fatal.
Common Injury Types
If a motor vehicle accident happens, the injuries you sustain can affect any part of your body and range in severity from minor to catastrophic. We have represented clients who have suffered extensive injuries due to motor vehicle accidents, including:
- Whiplash and neck injuries
- Brain and head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Orthopedic injuries
- Facial injuries
- Internal injuries
- Injuries to arms and legs
- Psychological injuries such as emotional distress, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, persistent anxiety and depression
- Loss of a family member
Every case is unique as is every person who incurs injuries from an accident.
The Impact of Injuries
There are several effects that an automobile collision can have on your life. You may need extensive medical treatment, equipment, personal care and possibly even modifications to your vehicle and home. Your personal relationships may be negatively impacted, including your ability to care for your family. Extensive therapy and counselling may be required. The injuries you sustained may prevent you from being able to work in the same job or in any job for a period of time or even permanently. The accident could damage your career and self-esteem. Financial hardship could ensue due to new expenses and reduced abilities, especially if you are unable to work. Your former routine and lifestyle, including your past hobbies and passions, may become impossible. For a combination of reasons, depression may follow from the accident. The purpose of a personal injury claim is to obtain a damages award that pays for lost wages, medical and rehabilitation expenses and compensates you for any other resulting losses, including loss of enjoyment of life and loss of the ability to care for your family members.
Accident Claim Lawyers - Chislett Whitten Law
Our car accident lawyers at Chislett Whitten Law understand how a motor vehicle collision can significantly alter your life and the lives of family members. We will meet with you, listen to your story and inform you about the relevant laws, legal processes and your legal rights. We are compassionate lawyers who understand your need for fairness in obtaining compensation for your injuries. Our lawyers have considerable experience in dealing with the most complex and simple motor vehicle accident claims. Your doctor will have a critical role in helping you get the treatment you need. Let us represent you and help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact our motor vehicle accident lawyers serving Paradise, Mount Pearl, Conception Bay South, St. John’s and surrounding areas in Newfoundland and Labrador.