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.
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If you’re involved in a car accident, remember the following:
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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!
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.
Auto Insurance Explained
Car insurance laws change frequently from state to state. On top of 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.
State-Specific Car Accident Guides
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
More articles on safety and liability:
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.
Liability in Multi-Car Accidents – It’s often very difficult to determine who is liable for multi-car accidents. Learn the rules of fault here.
Facts About Drunk Driving – Driving while intoxicated is an extremely dangerous and senseless act that kills over twelve thousand people each year. Here we give important resources and review facts about drunk driving.
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