Every year millions of people are injured in motor vehicle accidents — many very seriously. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, someone in the United States is killed in a car accident every 16 minutes. In 2010, there were an estimated 5,419,000 vehicles involved in police-reported traffic crashes, in which 32,885 people were killed and another 2.25 million people were injured.
Personal injury law covers a broad spectrum of issues when one has been physically or emotionally injured, and/or personal property has been damaged. The law is concerned with determining who may be responsible (“liable”) for causing injury and how much the responsible party should be required to pay for any damages resulting from the injury.