Approximately 40,000 people die each year from motor vehicle collisions.
- Car accidents are the sixth leading preventable cause of death in the United States.
- More than 25% of all car drivers were involved in car accidents in a five-year period.
- On an average, there are more than 6 million car accidents on US roads every year. More than 3 million people get injured in car accidents, with more than 2 million of these injuries being permanent.
Of these cases, we accept a very small percentage of cases. According to Insurance Industry statistics, 80% of all auto injury claims are settled for $5,000 or less. 90% are settled for $15,000 or less. DeShaw Trial Lawyers does not accept these cases.
Only 0.7% of all auto cases settle at $100,000 or more. These generally involve mild to severe brain injury cases, multiple fractures, cervical ligament injury cases with permanent pain, surgical cases, and other catastrophic type injuries such as amputations, quadriplegia, or death. These are the type of personal injury cases DeShaw Trial Lawyers accept. We tend to only accept a few cases designated as the top 0.3% of all auto claims, with an expected value of over $250,000. Many of our cases have expected values in the millions of dollars, and involve significant long term health consequences and financial damages for our clients.
While DeShaw Trial Lawyers hope we beat those odds, our best defense is to be physically and financially prepared for a serious vehicle collision. The good news? It is surprisingly simple to be among the well prepared. The bad news? It is too late to prepare after you’ve had a serious injury. Unfortunately, too many of the injury victims we see don’t find out about (and follow) these easy steps until it is too late to do them any good.