When a Fender Bender Can Result in Severe Injuries or Even Death


August 28, 2015

Fender bender accidents happen every day, and many of us have been involved in them at some point in their lives. Fender benders are typically minor in nature, and while the individuals involved sometimes suffer injuries, they may not be life-threatening. There are situations, however, when a simple fender bender accident can result in significant injuries or death. Once in a while, there are what seem to be simple car accidents that turn deadly very quickly, and for a completely unexpected reason.

A recent fender bender accident started out as any fender bender accident, where the drivers involved usually pull to the side of the road to exchange insurance information, as well as to let each other know if they are physically okay. However, this particular fender bender accident went horribly wrong, according to a local news report. After an SUV struck the back of a pickup truck, and both drivers pulled over to the side of the road, the SUV quickly drove away from the scene at a high rate of speed and then struck the back of a flatbed truck where a construction worker was sitting. This worker was severely injured, and his life may never be the same again.

Why You Should Speak with an Attorney if You Have Been Involved in a Fender Bender Accident

The fender bender accident reminds us that any fender bender accident can result in serious injuries or death, regardless of whether or not a driver involved flees the scene.  It also demonstrates that any automobile accident can lead to a situation where a driver leaves the scene and causes further harm by causing yet another accident. No matter how an accident occurs, injured victims deserve to have their story heard by an attorney who devotes his or her law practice to handling personal injury matters.

The reasons why injured individuals and/or loved ones of deceased victims should speak with an attorney about an automobile accident they have been involved in include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:

  • Your time is limited when considering legal options, as you only have so much time to pursue legal action pursuant to state law;
  • Someone else may be responsible for causing you and/or your loved one pain and suffering;
  • You may require lifelong medical treatment for debilitating injuries that may never completely go away; and
  • You likely have questions and concerns that may not be fully answered or addressed without the guidance of a legal professional.

Speaking with an attorney can, at the very least, provide you with peace of mind that you might not otherwise have, as receiving quality legal advice about your situation can help you understand what legal options you may have in order to obtain compensation for the injuries that the at fault person caused.

Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: Put Our Over 30 Years of Experience to Work on Your Case!

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of any type of auto accident or truck accident, it is crucial that you consider how a car accident attorney can be able to help you. At Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, we assist injured victims from all across Georgia as well as in the Southeast. Injuries can be life-changing, so if someone else is responsible for causing you harm, you may have an opportunity to seek recovery from this person or party. If you would like to schedule your free consultation to discuss your situation with one of our Personal Injury Attorneys, contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Source:

http://www.kitv.com/news/fender-bender-leads-to-fatal-crash-in-mililani/33667446

 

Category: Auto Accidents

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