Over 11 million car accidents occur in the United States per year. Tragically, those accidents result in nearly 36,000 deaths per year. The truth is, automobile crashes top the list of personal injury cases, many of which are caused by careless or negligent drivers.
Car accidents can occur for many reasons that include vehicular malfunction, bad weather, and poor road conditions. More than 50% of all fatal motor vehicle accidents occur because the victim is not wearing a seat belt. Some of the most typical injuries from these types of accidents include sprains, broken bones and whiplash.
Other, more serious traumas can leave a victim with internal injuries, loss of limbs and contusions, back, neck and spinal cord are not uncommon. The enormous cost of lengthy hospital stays, surgery, and rehabilitation can leave an accident victim in financial ruin.
Important Steps to Take When in an Accident
1. Seek medical attention. Cooperate with medical personnel and law enforcement at the scene; also clearly explain your injuries. See your doctor or physician as soon as possible medical treatment that helps to heal your injuries, and also document your injuries, this helps to build your case.
2. Take photographs of the scene of the auto accident including all vehicles involved, and if there are any physical injuries sustained in. Taking photographs of the entire scene helps attorneys effectively negotiate your case.
3. Pay close attention to the police officers investigating the accident. Take notes regarding what the police officer said about the cause of the accident. If possible obtain a copy of the police report and keep it for your records.
4. If an insurance adjustor asks to record your answers to their questions, refuse if you have not obtained the guidance of one of our experienced attorneys first. Do not talk to any insurance representative unless it is your own insurance company. Insurance companies often try to encourage you to admit some portion of fault. If anyone requests a statement, seek legal advice first from one of our attorneys.
Getting The Legal Representation You Need
By calling 1 800 411 PAIN, Schwed, Adams, Sobel & McGinley, P.A.’s team of expert attorneys can fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve for any injuries you’ve sustained. Schwed, Adams, Sobel & McGinley, P.A. know how stressful dealing with your accident case can be and they want to represent you while explaining your rights clearly and always keeping you updated on your case. 411 PAIN – Schwed, Adams, Sobel & McGinley, P.A. strive to help get you proper compensation according to your individual case. All motorists should be aware of the dangers associated with sharing the road with large trucks. Call 1-800-411-PAIN as soon as possible if you or anyone you know has been involved in a crash. If you have been injured in an accident, call us directly at 1-800-411-PAIN or contact us now for a call back.