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Determining Fault in a Car Accident Is Not a Job for the Police

by | Jan 10, 2022 | Car Accidents

CAR ACCIDENTS AND THEIR CAUSES

After a car accident, your first concern should be about your safety and well-being. You may not be concerned with gathering evidence of who is to blame for the accident right away, or you may feel it is evident.

However, just because you know the other motorist was at fault does not imply they will be held personally accountable for the accident or the injuries and suffering you have suffered as a consequence. You’ll need an aggressive car accident injury lawyer on your side to hold them responsible. He or she will be able to show what you already know: that the other motorist was at fault.

Every day, more than 3,000 people die in car accidents in the United States, with most of these fatalities occurring in metropolitan areas. While not every car accident ends in a fatality, it may result in significant injuries that need expensive medical care.

THERE ARE SEVERAL SORTS OF CAR COLLISIONS

These might vary significantly based on the road conditions, the kind of cars involved, the accident location, and the time of the accident. Even small fender benders may result in injuries in a car collision. One thing is certain: any form of accident will always result in financial troubles and mental tensions that will impede the victims’ recovery.

Understanding the sorts of accidents that often result in significant injuries will provide you with the information you need to effectively protect yourself and your loved ones from car accident injuries. Car accidents may happen in the most unexpected areas, such as a parking lot or your neighborhood.

The following are the most typical car accidents that result in injuries: Failure to comply with the law

Failure to stop at a red light or stop sign Aggressive driving

Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Sideswipe collisions T-bone collisions

The most prevalent cause of these sorts of mishaps is simple human mistakes. This word encompasses many behaviors, including texting while driving, speeding, not paying attention to the road, and many more. Still, the bottom line is that the other motorist is to blame for your current misery.

COMMON INJURIES

In an car collision, one person is hurt every two minutes. Every two minutes! Based on this information alone, you or someone you care about is quite likely to be hurt in a car accident shortly (assuming it hasn’t already).

INJURIES TO THE HEAD AND NECK

When you’re in a car accident, your body is typically jerked in various ways. This force may put a lot of strain on your body, resulting in injuries including fractured bones, muscular strains, and soft tissue injuries that are harder to detect at first. The fact is that the full amount of your aches and pains may not become obvious until days after the event, as your body adjusts.

CUTS

Bruises, cuts, and scratches are common injuries in car accidents. While this sort of injury may not seem terrible at first, consider having a scar across your forehead or a cut deep enough to cause nerve damage for the rest of your life.

External bleeding from these wounds is evident, but internal bleeding is not, making it all the more important to seek medical assistance as soon as possible following even the smallest of mishaps.

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES (TBI) ARE A KIND OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY.

A concussion is the most prevalent kind of traumatic brain damage. It isn’t the only one, and it’s not the most serious. More severe traumatic brain injuries might lead you to lose sensation in an extremity or, even worse, leave you partly or fully paralyzed. These are life- altering injuries that need considerable medical attention and ongoing care.

BONES ARE BROKEN.

It takes very little to shatter a bone. Broken bones are often caused by the body being tossed in numerous directions or direct contact, similar to whiplash injuries. When your body is

forced up against another item with high force in a major car accident, a direct collision might shatter bones. Bones may be shattered just by colliding with your steering wheel, seats, dash, or even your airbags, and you don’t have to be crushed into or ejected from your car.

KNEE PROBLEMS

A rapid hit might destroy your bones, and it can also injure your knees. This occurs when your knee slams onto the dash due to the force of the car crash. These sorts of injuries often need surgery, and even then, you may never fully heal, limiting your mobility and quality of life.

INJURIES TO THE BACK

Anyone who has ever had back pain knows how incapacitating it can be. Due to the power of the collision, back injuries are prevalent following an car accident. When your body is hit hard enough, such as in a car accident, it may twist your spine in unexpected ways, resulting in significant injuries like ruptured discs.

When a vertebra slips out of position, it causes a herniated disc. The disc might compress your nerve and create muscular spasms for the rest of your life, making it highly painful and unpredictable.

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD) IS A KIND OF POST- TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER THAT (PTSD)

While it’s natural to concentrate on your physical injuries following an accident, you shouldn’t overlook or minimize your mental health. Post-traumatic stress disorder is often misunderstood as a condition that only soldiers experience. It may, however, damage victims of any unexpected traumatic event.

After a car accident, many people have trouble getting back on the road or returning to their usual routines. Fears, anxieties, or memories of the accident may bother them. This is a textbook case of post-traumatic stress disorder, and you shouldn’t have to go through this alone.

LIABILITY IS DIFFICULT TO ESTABLISH.

You know the other driver is to fault if you’ve been in a car accident. But don’t expect the other driver’s insurance company to pay out your claim immediately soon, even if it looks apparent to you.

You need assistance holding the at-fault person accountable for the accident and your injuries. This will need a business with committed, persistent investigators on hand to prove the other motorist was at fault. That is why it is critical to deal with a reputable car accident injury attorney.

“Didn’t there happen to be a police report?” you inquire. Yes, and it may include a detailed representation of the accident site to aid your case. But your narrative isn’t over yet. The police seldom assign blame; instead, they leave it to the insurance companies to squabble over. However, don’t put all your faith in your insurance provider. There are several things that only a car accident injury lawyer can do that your insurance company can’t.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS A SKILLED CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER CAN DO FOR YOU:

INVESTIGATE THE ACCIDENT SITE

Law firms have the resources to handle every element of your car accident injury claim, including experienced investigators specialized in accident scene analysis. These investigators will look at photos obtained by you or the police, the diagram from the police report, and even inspect the cars involved in the accident on the spot. While the typical individual may miss them, experienced investigators can see various telltale clues of how an accident occurred.

INTERVIEW WITNESSES

Witnesses are crucial in any car accident injuries case. They may not only assist you in verifying your version of events, but they can also indicate what the other motorist was doing before the collision. (A witness, for example, could have spotted a motorist texting or doing cosmetics just before the accident, something you wouldn’t have seen.)

EXAMINE THE VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

Video cameras are ubiquitous in today’s environment. This may be useful in proving your car accident injury claim. If your accident occurred near a bank or an intersection with cameras, you could be in luck and be able to get video footage that shows the accident taking place. Our experts will do everything possible to find and examine video proof of your accident.

EXAMINE DIGITAL EVIDENCE

If someone sent a text or shared anything on social media, there is a digital record of it. Suppose the irresponsible motorist who caused your accident was texting before impact. In that case, our team will track down that digital proof and utilize it to hold the at-fault driver responsible for your injuries.

All of this occurs rapidly after your injury, but most law firms will handle everything for you at no expense. They are compensated only if you get reimbursement.

SETTLEMENT OFFERS SHOULD BE AVOIDED

The other driver’s insurance company may contact you shortly after your car accident and offer you a settlement sum to resolve the case. You could be ecstatic about it, or you might be too overwhelmed to explore your alternatives thoroughly, or you might be indifferent and wish to put it all behind you. Furthermore, if your injuries are serious enough, you may be out of work for an extended time, or possibly permanently, and in need of income.

The insurance company is well aware of this, and it will take advantage of you. If they have to pay your claim in full, it reduces their profit margins. Their loss is your triumph and vice versa. The insurance company won’t tell you that the first settlement offer will almost certainly not cover all of your expenses!

We never want our customers to be in a position where they have to pay for medical expenditures out of pocket when they were not at fault for the accident. Worse, if you accept their settlement offer, you relinquish your right to file a claim against the insurance company for this accident in the future.

That implies you’re out of luck and will have to pay out of pocket if you discover you still have medical costs and troubles due to the accident months or years later.

Working with a qualified and seasoned car accident attorney from the start may help you maximize your financial compensation and prevent this dilemma.

GETTING REIMBURSEMENT FOR YOUR CLAIM

An inquiry into an car accident is neither simple, fast, or inexpensive. It’s not as easy as submitting a claim to get compensation for your injuries. Regrettably, the insurance company will battle you at every turn.

That’s where your car accident lawyer comes in to help you optimize your financial recovery and understand all of your alternatives so you can concentrate on what matters most: making a complete recovery and getting back to your life as soon as possible.

YOUR LAWYER SHOULD ASSIST YOU IN OBTAINING COMPENSATION FOR:

Pain and suffering Emotional discomfort Wages lost Companionship lost Medical expenses

Rehabilitation costs Home rehabilitation costs Prescriptions

Car damage Rental car costs And more

When you or a loved one gets injured due to someone else’s carelessness, all you want to do is put the tragedy behind you and move on. Moving swiftly, however, isn’t always the greatest option.

The ideal approach is often systematic and planned, with the assistance of someone who has seen it all before. You are entitled to a car accident lawyer who has the resources to optimize your financial recovery so that you may focus on your physical rehabilitation.

Not all law firms are created equal, and not all law firms have the means to pursue full reimbursement for your injuries, including future expenses. Car accidents need lengthy legal proceedings.

While it is true that the majority of car accident claims are resolved without going to court, this is not always the case. If the insurance company refuses to provide a fair settlement, your lawyer must be willing to go to trial to maximize your compensation.

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