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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published July 13, 2015. The practical steps to take after an automobile accident have been updated and tips provided to the reader.
Being involved in an automobile accident is a time of extreme emotions. While you may think you will know what to do, often, in the chaos and confusion of an accident it is easy to forget, especially when injuries or even fatalities are involved.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published April 3, 2017. It has been revamped and updated to ensure accuracy of the motor vehicle accidents statistics.
According to 2020 annual traffic crash data, a total of 38,824 lives were lost in traffic crashes nationwide – the highest number of fatalities since 2007.
There is no question that impaired driving is a serious safety risk on our roads. Consuming any substance, whether it is alcohol, prescription medications, or illicit drugs, has an impact on your driving skills. It slows your coordination, judgment, and reaction times makes drivers more aggressive and reckless, and leads to extreme drowsiness, all of which puts everyone on the road in harm’s way.
Bottom line, the decision to drive while impaired is truly one of gross negligence.
Cell phones have become our go-to device while in the car. We use them to get directions, play audio, connect with others and get information. They can also be your most important device in an emergency, too. However, using a cell phone while driving takes your eyes off the road. Minimize any unnecessary usage and use your phone as safely as possible.
Car accidents involving drunk drivers almost always result in serious injuries. If you have been involved in an accident with a drunk driver, what are your rights? What do you need to know? These basic questions will help you get a better understanding of the process.
Call us to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident where the other driver is negligent, you have the right to pursue financial compensation from that driver. What happens when, instead of stopping, the other vehicle takes off and leaves the scene of the accident?
Have you been the victim of a drunk driving accident? It seems logical that the one who should be compensating you for those skyrocketing medical bills lost wages and pain and suffering would be the inebriated driver.
Car accidents to large commercial trucking accidents can result in many serious injuries. Back injuries are one of the more common and often require extensive (and costly) medical treatments.
Like us, many personal injury attorneys offer an initial free consultation with a lawyer to help you determine if you have a legal claim against the person (or persons) who caused your accident.
Of course, every case is different so use this time to tell us about your accident but also to make a determination as to whether we are the right attorney for you.
Obtaining medical records of your injuries can be crucial to your case to help prove the accident caused your injuries and the severity of them to recover your medical expenses when you’ve been injured in a car or truck accident that was caused by another driver.