Car accidents can cause instant damage to your vehicle and result in serious injuries. Sometimes, people are killed in these accidents, leaving you to face injuries and a fatality. In 2012, there were 5,615,000 reported car crashes that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration collected for data, but that only includes the crashes for which police took records.
With so many accidents happening all the time, it’s absolutely important that you know what to do if you’re in one. When you can show that the other person driving was being negligent, it’s possible for you to make a claim and seek compensation for your injuries. Usually, things like driving under the influence, distracted driving, or other negligence can result in a crash that you’ll be able to prove was the other person’s fault.
There are many kinds of negligent acts. How many times have you been cut off in traffic by someone who wasn’t using a turn signal? Have you ever had to move out of the way of someone speeding up behind you, exceeding the speed limit? What about driving in the evening and noticing someone’s vehicle weaving in and out of traffic due to one’s own intoxication? These drivers exist, and they’re on the roads today. If you’re hurt by one, you deserve the chance to seek the compensation you need to cover lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses.
Our website has more information on car accidents and how you can make a claim for the money you need. Your life was put in danger, so you have every right to ask for compensation.