What is an automobile or 18-wheeler accident?
An automobile or 18-Wheeler accident occurs when a vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, road debris, or other stationary obstruction, such as a tree or utility pole. Traffic collisions may result in injury, death and property damage.
A number of factors contribute to the risk of collision including; vehicle design, speed of operation, road design, road environment, driver skill and/or impairment and driver behavior.
What can one be held financially liable for?
Individuals involved in motor vehicle accidents can be held financially liable for the consequences of an accident, including property damage, injuries to passengers and drivers, and fatalities.
What can you recover for?
Lost Wages and Loss of Earning Capacity
Loss of Consortium
What is loss of Consortium?
Loss of consortium is an injury for which money damages may be awarded. The loss of the love, sexual relations, and services of spouse are considered tangible injuries. An action for loss of consortium is based upon the inconvenience of having a spouse who has been injured. The key requirement is that the wrongful act has a debilitating effect upon the individual whose spouse is initiating the action.