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Car Accidents 

Because there are more distractions while driving, the number of car crashes, often referred to as "car accidents," have increased.

Driving a motor vehicle seems like an ordinary task, but it can turn catastrophic in the blink of an eye due to the negligence of others. In the unfortunate event you or a loved one is injured in a car crash, the accumulation of medical bills combined with lost wages can leave you in a bind.​ Because automobile wrecks often involve property damages as well as physical injuries, they usually leave people with a feeling of hopelessness and uncertainty about what to do next. If you were fortunate enough not to have bodily harm, you will most likely have some loss of value to your vehicle. With the property damage comes body shop repair bills (see diminished value claims) or compensation for totaled vehicles. Stutes & Lavergne Car Accident Attorneys sympathize with the terrible consequences car wrecks can cause. We work diligently to pursue the most significant amount of money owed to our clients to make them whole again. 

However, most people need to learn that insurance companies are required to pay for these losses. They often try to settle fast. Due to this deceiving tactic, they offer a "decent" compensation package as quickly as possible, usually before an attorney is consulted. Because the settlement seems "fair," most people accept the offer immediately because they don't know their options. This allows the insurance company to get off the hook for the full extent of losses and medical issues known. It is essential to be careful and have a professional read any letter before accepting the money. Because once the check is signed, whether it was the total amount or not, there is no going back, and the "claim" may be considered "settled." 

Stutes & Lavergne Law Firm has handled hundreds of thousands of car wreck cases. The types of cases range from "fender benders" to "total losses" and even "serious injuries and wrongful deaths." Our experienced professionals understand that you and your family will have questions. Rest assured; our lawyers and team members are here to answer every question until you can breathe a sigh of relief. Our promise to our clients is that we handle their legal matters while they focus on recovering from their injuries so that they can return as close to possible as they were before the wreck. 

Several people ask, "What types of car wrecks do Stutes & Lavergne Injury Lawyers handle?" Our answer is all of them. However, below are a few examples of the types we most commonly see. 


What are T-Bone Wrecks?​

A "T-Bone Accident" looks exactly what it sounds like the letter "T." These crashes usually happen due to the negligence of a driver who is distracted, in a hurry, or just simply not paying attention. A driver runs a red or yellow traffic light or stop sign and hits the other vehicle on the side, causing a "T" formation. These wrecks are also called broadsided collisions or side impact wrecks. T-bone crashes are usually very dangerous and can cause all types of injuries, including, but not limited to, traumatic brain injuries and paralysis, neck and back injuries, internal bleeding, broken bones, scrapes and bruises, and wrongful death.​​

What is a Rear-End Collision?

Car wrecks that involve a vehicle being hit from behind are one of the more common types of automobile accidents. These are often referred to as being rear-ended. A rear-end collision happens when a driver fails to stop in a timely manner crashing into the vehicle in front of them. There are several different reasons that can cause these types of crashes, but distracted driving, following too close to another vehicle, weather, and brake checking are common forms of negligence resulting in damages to the other driver and their vehicle.  Being rear-ended can cause minor to major injuries such as: scrapes and bruises, whiplash and brain bleeds, fractured ribs, broken necks and broken backs, and even death.

What are Head-On Collisions?

Head-on collisions, or frontal impact car collisions, are considered one of the most dangerous types of car accidents. This occurs when two vehicles traveling in opposite directions are involved in a wreck. These accidents are hazardous, and the impact is far more significant since both vehicles travel ​in opposite directions at roughly the same speed. Because these crashes are unlike fender benders, those involved are likelier to see moderate to significant injuries. Injuries sustained from head-on collisions usually require immediate medical attention, and those injured typically experience the following: whiplash, severe trauma to the head, neck, brain, and heart, along with several other serious injuries.

What is a Drunk Driving Wreck?

A drunk driving car wreck is one in which one of the parties at fault is under the influence of alcohol. Drunk driving is one of the more dangerous things that an operator of a vehicle can do. The result of the wrecks caused by drunk driving can be devastating and ultimately lead to the death of all parties involved. If a drunk driver harmed you, call our Injury Attorneys to see what rights you have. ​​​​​​​​​

What is an SUV Rollover Wreck?

Rollover wrecks occur when a motor vehicle collides with another vehicle or a large object and lands on its side or roof. These types of wrecks are the most fatal. In these collisions, occupants are more likely to be ejected and suffer serious bodily harm. 

We hope you will never need us, but in the event you do, we are here to help. Stutes & Lavergne Injury Lawyers understand the "game" insurance companies play. Fortunately, for our clients, we know how to compete.

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