Car and motorcycle accidents can be among the most devastating tragedies, and they often happen through no fault of the victim. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2015, 35,092 people died on U.S. roadways. That was a 7.2 percent increase over the previous year’s fatalities and the largest percentage increase in almost 50 years.
The fatalities were not limited to certain types of vehicles or situations. Van, SUV, passenger car and pickup truck occupant fatalities all increased, as did motorcyclist and pedestrian fatalities. Drivers accept responsibility for the safety of all others on the road every time they get behind the wheel of a car or motorcycle. But when accidents happen, Wilkes & McHugh is here to help.
According to the NHTSA, the number of injuries in vehicle accidents increased to 2.44 million people in 2015. Our attorneys know that injuries suffered in car accidents – from broken bones to paralysis to disfigurement – can be life altering and require life-long care. We have handled nearly every kind of motor vehicle negligence case and realize the key priorities are to ensure your medical bills are covered and that you do not suffer financial hardship because of lost wages. We will challenge even the biggest insurance companies to ensure fair compensation for our clients, but if we have to take a car or motorcycle accident case to trial, rest assured we will not shrink from the opportunity.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car or motorcycle accident, contact our attorneys for a free case evaluation.