Catastrophic Auto Accident Attorney in Baltimore
Representing the Injured Throughout Maryland
According to the National Highway Safety Administration, 2.22 million people were injured in auto accidents in 2011. This represents about half of all auto accidents for the year, meaning that your chances of getting injured are about 50% in a car accident.
Many accidents only involve slight injuries or minimal medical intervention, but there are times when major medical tragedy occurs. According to the NHTSA, 32,367 people died in auto accidents in 2011, and some of the injuries suffered were severe or life-threatening. A catastrophic auto accident involves serious injury and requires far more medical treatment or long-term care than a minor car accident.
If you have been catastrophically injured in a tragic auto accident, The Law Office of Snyder & Snyder, P.A. is prepared to fight for your rights. The negligence of others, whether they are drivers, car manufacturers, or highway contractors, deserves to be made accountable in court.
Our firm has over 30 years of experience doing just that, and doing it well. Our firm’s verdicts and settlements amount to over $1 billion*. When clients hire us, they know we won’t “play” at preparing for trial—we are ready to take your case all the way to a jury. And that’s where we do our best work.
Call (410) 983-3535 now for your free case consultation.
What Defines a Catastrophic Auto Accident?
The word “catastrophic” is employed in describing a car accident when the injuries suffered are so severe that they constitute a great change in the lifestyle of the victim. Catastrophic car collisions are set apart from other types of accidents in that they involve days, weeks, or months in the hospital, intensive treatment or surgery, and usually physical or occupational therapy after the accident to return the victim to a normal state of health. In some cases, the damages done are irreversible and the victim never fully recovers his or her use of physical or mental abilities.
What Are Some Types of Injuries Seen in Catastrophic Auto Accidents?
Catastrophic auto accidents often involve the following types of injuries:
- Fractures & broken bones
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Soft tissue damage
Victims’ Rights in Catastrophic Auto Accidents
Auto accidents do not always happen. They are usually caused by someone’s negligence or carelessness. When people ignore traffic laws, drive at unsafe speeds, drink alcohol or use drugs before getting behind the wheel, or drive aggressively, they can easily cause an automobile accident leading to permanent damage or death for another person.
Victims who have been severely injured by another driver are entitled to collect damages from a personal injury lawsuit. Family members who have lost loved ones due to a careless driver are entitled to collect damages on behalf of the survivors. These suits may claim damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, funeral costs, loss of income, loss of use of the body, and a number of other factors.
A personal injury attorney can help the victim or the survivors file a personal injury lawsuit and recover monetary damages for the effects of a catastrophic auto accident. Contact our seasoned legal professionals at Snyder & Snyder immediately for a free legal consultation if you or a loved one is a victim of catastrophic injury resulting from a major auto accident.
You deserve to demand justice from those at fault for your injuries—call (410) 983-3535 today.