Freeway and highway accidents usually share one common theme—they involve a crash at high speed. Like most high speed crashes, the resulting injuries can be catastrophic and life changing. When these accidents occur, the insurance companies aggressively defend them because the stakes are high.
If a significant insurance policy is involved, it is not uncommon for the insurance companies to perform investigation at the early stages. The insurance companies will hire investigators and send adjusters to: examine the scene of the accident, analyze the vehicles involved, take witness statements, search for surveillance images from adjacent businesses, among other things. Of course, the investigators and adjusters working for the insurance companies have their best interests in mind. These individuals are not looking to preserve facts that are favorable to you.
It is vital that you preserve the evidence that is favorable to you and perform your own investigation early on. Otherwise, you risk being at a significant disadvantage later as valuable evidence may have been tampered with or lost. The Piccuta Law Group, LLP regularly employs investigators to preserve evidence in high-stakes cases.
The early evidence that is obtained in a case may be the difference between winning and losing. Obtaining this evidence can also be used to question inaccuracies and errors contained in police reports. The investigating officers are human and may make mistakes in their investigation and findings. Our firm has successfully overturned findings of fault contained in police reports based upon facts discovered through diligent and early investigation.
The injuries that arise from freeway and highway crashes may require hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitation and lifetime medical treatment. These accidents usually produce injuries that exceed the soft tissue sprains and strains that are prevalent in low-impact accidents. The effects of these injuries are often permanent and debilitating. As such, it is important that you hire attorneys that have experience handling a variety of injuries including those that commonly occur in a high speed impact.
These injuries become overwhelming as medical bills pile up and injured individuals are no longer able to work to earn an income. As a victim’s livelihood is taken away, the financial pressures mount as a victim is no longer in a position to support his or her family. Even worse, the other family members that could contribute financially may not be able to work because they are needed at home to support the injured victim.
If you were involved in a freeway or highway accident and severely injured as a result, you need attorneys that are ready to advance your case and provide you the best representation possible. The failure to hire the right attorneys could be as life-changing as the accident itself. The attorneys at the Piccuta Law Group, LLP have experience handling freeway and highway accidents and navigating the challenges these cases present. If you or a loved one was injured as a result of a freeway or highway accident, contact one of our attorneys today for a free consultation.