Car accidents remain one of the leading causes of personal injuries in the United States. If a car accident has left you or a loved one injured or if the accident resulted to death, then you may be eligible to receive compensation. Negligent drivers who fail to obey traffic rules or drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs are legally responsible for damages they may cause to others. There are many factors that may contribute to an automobile accident, such as defective or hidden traffic signals or highway/road defects. Car accidents can result in a variety of personal injuries including but not limited to whiplash, concussion, bruises, spinal cord injuries, permanent disability and/or death.