Motor Vehicle Accidents
Being involved in a motor vehicle collision is a traumatic and disruptive life experience. Although commonly called “accidents”, car crashes are usually the result of someone’s negligence, inattention or other inappropriate behavior. It is important to investigate and collect information helpful to the case as soon as is practical after the traffic collision occurs. It is perhaps just as important to understand that the auto insurance company for “the other side” is doing the same thing. That almost always includes the insurance company trying to record a statement of what happened even while the traffic collision victim is in pain, or taking pain killers because of the injuries, or is exhausted and wiped out from a long work shift while having to endure and suffer through pain of the effects of heavy pain medication, or is otherwise just not prepared for an adversarial “gotcha” oriented conversation by a sophisticated insurance company whose purpose is to minimize the money value of bodily injury claims for a living.
It is important to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer immediately after a motor vehicle collision. Whether the injuries are catastrophic, relatively minor or somewhere in between, car crash victims should protect their interests and their ability to hold the responsible person accountable.
Braid Pezzaglia has handled car crash cases for nearly 20 years. Often the investigating police officer has limited time and resources to investigate the incident and makes a finding of the responsible party based on incomplete information. Braid Pezzaglia has proven time and again that the police report is wrong or unreliable. It is these years of experience of reviewing reports, testing evidence, and thinking outside the box that has led to millions of dollars of settlements and judgments.
Mr. Pezzaglia has represented victims suffering from death, quadriplegia, paraplegia, traumatic brain injury, amputation of arms and legs, multi-level cervical, thoracic and lumbar fusions, broken bones, severe burns, torn ligaments and painful sprain/strains. He understands and is sympathetic to the healing process, and ultimately what is necessary to hold the wrongdoer accountable for their actions.