When we wake up in the morning we typically grab a cup of coffee, our bags that we need for the day, and we hop into our car. Around 75% of people drive to work while 10% carpool to work. The average commute time in the United States is 27 minutes. The average commute time for the residents of Glendale is 26 minutes. If you only drive to and from work, without adding any other places you may drive to like the grocery store, restaurants, or entertainment you average about an hour in your car every day, which means you are driving at least 5 hours a week. Again, that’s as if you don’t go anywhere on the weekends and strictly drive to and from work. In California, specifically in Los Angeles, when it is rainy and during rush hour, which is typically when you commute, there are 10 car accidents that happen every hour. This is a large number of accidents and you are the 75% of people who drive to work, every time you enter your vehicle and hit the road your chances of getting into car accident increase.
The kinds of injuries that occur in car accidents vary depending on the kind of accident. Obviously, the faster and harder one hits another the car, the more severe an injury can become. However, even smaller fender benders can cause some severe damage.
Fender benders are where another car bumps into the front or back of your car. People tend to use that term to suggest that it wasn’t that bad of an accident. They say it to suggest that it was more of a nuisance than an accident. However, it is still considered an accident. Depending on how fast the car was traveling you could suffer from injuries such as whiplash alongside light bruising. Whiplash is a term used to describe an injury that results from a powerful jerking back of your neck. This is a very common injury in car accidents. Symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, stiffness, pain during movement of the neck, headache, tingling or numbness in the arm, dizziness, and/or fatigue. As you can see from the symptoms alone if you were to suffer from whiplash your ability to function normally is drastically reduced. Other injuries to your neck, back, or head are more severe as the accident is more drastic.
If you or a loved one is suffering from an injury due to a car accident or “fender bender” then you need to contact our Glendale Car Accident Attorney at Compass Law Group. Insurance companies do not have a spreadsheet suggesting how much money should be given depending on the injury and type of accident. Like most businesses, your injury payment is a negotiation, and our Car Accident Attorneys are aggressive negotiators. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve in order to get the health that you had before you were hit.
Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.
Have you been injured an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.