​Motor vehicle accidents are among the most common causes of catastrophic injuries. Many of the most severe permanent injuries result from rollovers, head-on collisions and t-bone collisions. This is why it is vital for vehicle occupants to wear a seatbelt at all times.

Many people who own boats and other watercraft vessels do not realize the responsibility and risks involved with operating one. It takes a great deal of training and skill to drive a boat in a way that ensures the safety of passengers onboard. When a boat owner or operator fails to take proper precaution while driving a boat, it can lead to a serious accident.

Some of the most common injuries from a serious motor vehicle or boating accident include:

  • Internal organ damage: In a serious motor vehicle or boating accident, it is possible to sustain severe internal damage. When the heart, lungs, liver, spleen or other organ is permanently damaged, it could affect every aspect of the victim's life.

  • Multiple bone fractures: A single bone fracture can heal over a period of weeks or months with proper treatment. When someone suffers multiple bone fractures in the same accident, he or she may experience long-term effects. Some victims of multiple bone fractures never regain their strength and mobility and experience a lifetime of reduced physical abilities.

  • Amputations: Loss of limb injuries may occur as a result of motor vehicle or boating accidents. Medical expenses and cost of equipment such as prosthetics can add up very quickly.

If you are the victim of a serious motor vehicle or boating accident, and have notified an insurance company, it is important that you NOT SIGN ANYTHING from the insurance company, before talking to an experienced attorney.  The goal of the insurance companies and their lawyers is to pay you as little compensation for your injury as possible. They may try to rush you into agreeing to a settlement before the full extent of your injuries become apparent. If accident-related symptoms arise after accepting a settlement, you will not be compensated for them. You are out of luck if you settle too soon.

Regardless of what caused your injuries, there are legal options available that could help you get the support you need and rightfully deserve.  At Keith S. Douglass & Associates, L.L.P., we will support you with your claim using thorough analysis and investigation to bring the appropriate legal action against an insurance agency or defendant. Whether you are dealing with an uninsured defendant or an insurance company seeking to limit your total payout for damages, it is our commitment to obtain maximum compensation on your behalf.

Serious motor vehicle or boating accident