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Car Accidents: More Than An Inconvenience

  • By Arcadier, Biggie & Wood, PLLC
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Car accidents are costly in terms of inconvenience, injury, monetary loss, and mental impacts. The annual losses from car crashes are estimated to be at more than $800 billion. This particular figure includes the cost for healthcare and public property damage. For those who sustained permanent injuries or lost their life, the damages are impossible to put a price on. Because of the devastation that can occur from a car crash, every driver must practice due diligence and be safe when around others. As a truck accident lawyer explains, by knowing your responsibilities when on the road, you can reduce the risk for yourself and others.

There are many factors that can cause an accident to happen. Some may be avoidable or even accidental, but the best thing we can do is be aware of these elements and make an effort to curtail them. If an accident does occur, it may be worth learning what your options are in receiving compensation from a law firm dedicated to victim’s rights, such as the team at Wandres Law, P.C. When in the driver’s seat, practice safe driving and steer clear from drivers who are being obviously reckless.

If you are in a car accident, there’s a few things you must do. Firstly, check yourself for injuries and then call 911. A police officer will arrive at the scene and help make sure everyone gets the medical attention that they need and also file a report. Within this report is going to be information about the accident. You can get a copy of this report which can then be used to help with your car insurance claim and if you need to sue the driver for compensation. Before leaving the scene, take pictures and video of damages to the vehicle and any visible injuries you may have. Get the other driver’s name, a couple forms of contact, the vehicle description and license plate number, insurance company name and phone number, and other relevant details. 

If your injuries do not seem to be an emergency, it is still a good idea to get an examination from your doctor the same day or as soon as possible. Just because you do not have any external wounds or visible signs of injury, it doesn’t mean that your internal body did not sustain any damage. By delaying getting medical care, you could be unintentionally making your injuries much worse. If you visit a doctor, you are essentially starting a paper trail related to your injuries that proves you were injured, the type and severity, and what you need to receive proper treatment.

Car accidents can cause so much more than just a ruined day, the impacts can affect our health and finances into the future. But when someone is responsible for a car accident, themselves or their insurance company should be held liable. Innocent people get injured everyday in accidents across the nation. It’s wise to consider recruiting help from a legal team. Always put your health first and take the above steps recommended to ensure your best interests are protected. 

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