It’s important to know what is happening, and what you’re up against so that you can not only protect yourself and your loved ones while you’re on the road but know what to do should you ever be hurt in a car accident yourself.
Odds are against us when it comes to traveling in a motor vehicle. According to media reports, studies, and statistics, the top three causes of traffic accidents include drunk driving, speeding, and distracted driving. If you drive while sober, obey the speed limit, and remain focused on the roadway, your chances of being in a serious accident will be greatly reduced. However, regardless of how carefully you may drive, you cannot account for the actions of others
Some of the most common causes of serious injury accidents include:
Even if you are driving defensively and carefully, there is still a chance that someone will swerve into your lane or turn into your vehicle. If this happens to you, it is important that you know what to do. First, you must check to see if anyone has been injured. If someone has been hurt, you must report the accident to the authorities. While you wait for the police to arrive, you should gather the contact information from the other driver and from anyone who witnessed the accident. It can also help your potential claim if you take photos of the crash site, write down everything you remember about the accident and get your description of the crash into the police report. Make sure you never admit fault for the collision and seek out medical attention that same day.
After you have received the medical attention you need, you may start to wonder who will pay for your medical bills. You have the right to file an insurance claim with the provider of the driver responsible for the crash. If the insurance adjuster denies your claim or fails to offer you an adequate settlement, you may want to research your legal options. As long as the statute of limitations has not passed, you will have an opportunity to file a lawsuit to receive the support you need. A successful personal injury claim can result in compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other related damages.
There are many types and causes of car accidents. Drunk and alcohol-impaired drivers, distracted and reckless drivers, speeding and more, not to mention environmental factors which could leave the government at fault due to unsafe conditions or intersections, lack of signs, and so forth.
Regardless of what caused your accident, be sure that you seek out the full compensation that you’re entitled to. Nobody wants to be the victim in a serious car crash, but when it happens, then we’ll be there to protect you.
Call us today and we’ll provide you with a free consultation on how we can help you with your case, and what types of compensation you may be entitled to depending on the circumstances and causes of the car accident you were involved with.
Our staff will evaluate your case submission and respond in a timely manner.
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