Perhaps one of the worst things that could happen to you is finding out that a loved one has been killed in an accident that was caused by the careless or negligent actions of another driver. Recently, we learned that a 34-year-old mother as killed in a crash in nearby Lake Olathe when a vehicle crossed the center line.
At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., we understand that you may need legal assistance in the aftermath of a car crash with injuries. When you need a car accident lawyer in Kansas City, you can count on us to secure the compensation you deserve.
What Happened Here?
Her name was Ashley Veach and we know that the last thing she or her family expected was that she would not make it home. However, police reports say that an SUV crossed the center line and struck another SUV, the one carrying Veach, head-on.
The 17-year-old driver of the other vehicle was taken to the hospital but was in stable condition. Veach’s son was in the vehicle with her at the time, but he was not injured in the crash.
It is not known if alcohol or drugs played a role in this crash and the incident is still under investigation. What we do know is that injuries from vehicle crashes can cause major expenses for victims and their families. It is not uncommon for us to deal with the following injury cases in the aftermath of a crash:
- Spinal cord injuries (with possible paralysis)
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
Each of these injuries requires immediate emergency medical care. For some victims, they will need extensive follow-up care and rehabilitation in order to make a recovery. For those permanently disabled, their entire lives will change.
Medical expenses are a major contributor to a person’s financial ruin in the aftermath of a crash, but they are not the only costs. There are other hidden expenses that can include lost income if a victim cannot work, any necessary home or vehicle accommodations, as well as emotional and psychological damages.
If another driver’s negligence or carelessness (drinking and driving, distracted driving, etc.) contributes to another person’s injuries, they need to be held accountable.
What We Can Do Now
If you or a loved one have been injured in a vehicle crash due to the negligence of another person, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. These cases are hard to deal with, especially when insurance companies get involved.
At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., you can count on a knowledgeable and experienced team is by your side, working to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Coverage of your medical bills
- Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages