Auto Accident Claims Information, Case Types, and Injury Compensation



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Auto accident claims are the leading source of personal injury cases in the United States. Roughly half of all car accidents result in injury claims and a considerable number of those become lawsuits.

The vast majority of injuries in car accidents are head and neck injuries, and they're as expensive (or more) as the vehicle damage claims.


Vehicle accidents can cause a wide variety of injuries, from minor scrapes and bruises, to permanent disability and death. In any accident with even minor injuries, medical professionals should be consulted ASAP!

The main legal principle governing fault in car accidents is negligence.

It works on the presumption that all motor vehicle operators are cautious while driving and obey traffic laws. If not, the driver is said to be negligent.


If you're involved in a car accident, remember the following:

  1. Only give general information: driver's license information, insurance agent contact, and anything required by law enforcement or medical professionals to ensure the situation is safe. Do NOT admit fault.

  2. Do not confront the other party of the accident in an emotional or hostile fashion. Even if you're not at fault, you can still prejudice any auto accident claim by your actions AFTER the accident.

To get compensation in an auto accident claim, you must show that your damages were the result of the other driver's negligence. This can be tricky in cases where an accident has multiple causative factors. (If a police report was made it will likely carry a lot of weight in settlement negotiations.)

Learn more about the different vehicle accident and injury scenarios below. We provide thorough explanations of the most common accident types, vehicles, causes, injuries and more...

Vehicle Accident Cases:


Different Types of Auto Accidents

Automobile accidents happen in a variety of ways under many different circumstances. Unique issues of negligence and liability apply to each accident type. Learn more about the different collision types here.

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Rear-end Collisions
Head-on Accidents
Side-impacts and T-bones
Pedestrians Hit by Cars
Multiple-vehicle Accidents (Liability Discussion)
Hit and Runs / Leaving the Scene
Parking Lot Accidents
Minor Collisions / Fender Benders


Types of Vehicles Commonly Involved in Collisions

There are many different types of vehicles on our roads today. When each vehicle gets in an accident the outcomes will be different. We also discuss off-road vehicles which account for a large number of personal injuries each year.

motorcycle crash
Motorcycle Accident Claims
Semi-truck / 18-wheeler Collisions
Public Transportation Injuries
Bicycle-Car Collisions
Boating Accident Claims
Off-road Vehicle Injuries

Common Causes of Road Accidents

Drinking and driving, cell phone distractions, and road defects can all cause devastating collisions. Liability issues will change with each type of accident cause. Drive safely!

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Drunk & Impaired Driving
Broken Traffic Laws
Cell Phone Distractions
Texting While Driving
Falling Asleep While Driving
Poor Road Quality and Conditions

Get important facts about drunk driving here.


Common Auto Accident Injuries

There are fairly common injuries across the different types of vehicle collisions. Here we discuss the different injuries, their diagnosis and treatment, and getting compensation to pay for your medical and chiropractic bills.

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Whiplash and Other Neck Injuries
Spinal Cord and Back Injuries
Knee, Ankle and Leg Injuries
Concussions and Other Head Injuries

Auto Insurance Explained

Car insurance laws change frequently from state. On top of the changing laws, there are varied individual insurance plan choices, policy limits, and coverage options. There are even those irresponsible people who drive without insurance. Learn about the different insurance options here.

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Uninsured Motorist Injury Claims
No-fault Insurance
Pure Contributory Fault
Pure Comparative Fault
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51% Modified Comparative Fault



Safety Tips and Advice:

Car Safety in Other Countries - Driving in other countries can be unfamiliar and dangerous. This page gives important information and links to help learn about auto safety abroad.

Top Road Safety Apps - Smartphones can be a dangerous distraction while driving. But if you download and use the right app, your mobile device can actually help improve driving safety.

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