According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, approximately 40,000 people die in motor vehicle accidents each year. Many more are severely injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. Common injuries in car accidents include brain injury, neck injury, spinal cord damage, broken bones, or even death. Whether the injured person was a driver, passenger, or pedestrian, the resulting injuries are life-altering. Additionally, the cost of living for an injured party can quickly rise after an accident; conversely, the party’s income typically declines.
A former insurance defense attorney, Russell knows that it is in the insurance company’s best interest to settle quick and settle low. However, it is crucial to understand that insurance adjustors do not have the injured party’s best interest in mind. A former 9-1-1 paramedic, Russell has responded to hundreds of auto accidents and seen the injuries they produce first hand. As an attorney, he can help clients recover cash awards for pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, impairment, medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, loss of consortium, and sometimes exemplary damages.