Will a pre-existing injury affect my auto accident claim?
There are reasons to be wary of using expert witnesses. They can be expensive. And their job is not to argue your case - they are paid to provide objective facts and analysis.
Car accidents can be extraordinarily violent: Tons of steel smash together, glass shatters, debris flies. And in the middle of it all is the human body, which can be injured in an almost infinite number of ways during such violence.
According to the Mayo Clinic, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States. The spinal cord is an extremely delicate part of the body that is made up of soft tissue surrounded by vertebrae and carries nerves from the base of the brain down through the rest of the body. Spinal cord injuries can cause lifelong disability and may require ongoing, long-term treatment that must be considered before settling an auto accident case with the at-fault driver's insurance company.
The auto accident lawyers at Axelrod & Associates, P.A. have seen a broad range of injuries that people have suffered because of car crashes.
A lot of attention has been given lately to athletes who suffer traumatic brain injury following blows to the head. It's an issue that can profoundly affect not only our favorite star athletes but our own children as they enter sports leagues in school.
Teenage drivers from the age of 16 - 19 account for the largest proportion of car crashes in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2333 teens were killed in auto crashes and 221,313 teens were treated for auto accident injuries in 2015.