In our previous blog post, we discussed some of the reasons why you should take pictures when you are in a car accident. These pictures can prove to be valuable if you opt to seek compensation after the crash. Of course, there are some instances, such as when injuries are catastrophic, that you might not be able to get pictures right away.
Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveal that distracted driving is responsible for a staggering 1,000 injuries and eight fatalities per day here in the U.S. As if this wasn't discouraging enough, many experts believe that it's also played a role in the recent spike in pedestrian fatalities across the nation, which reached an unbelievable 6,000 people last year.
When you are in a car crash, you are likely going through an array of emotions. If you or someone in your vehicle or elsewhere is injured, your first concern should be getting medical treatment. You may be unable to make that phone call yourself, but hopefully someone nearby will be able to call 911.
Car crashes have difficult effects for many people. The victims of these crashes often opt to seek compensation for the injuries they suffered in the accident. There is more to seeking compensation than just picking a number and demanding that the other side pays for the damages.
When you are in a car crash, you might decide to seek compensation for the injuries and damages you suffered. These damages can be considerable, depending on the severity of the injuries. One important thing that you will have to do as part of your case is show that the other person was at fault for the crash.
With warmer weather comes an increase in traffic and accidents on the roads in Cedartown. Every day, motorists travel to and from their destinations without a thought to the dangers they face along the way. There are traffic regulations, signs, lights and law enforcement to help mitigate these hazards so drivers can have safer commutes. However, the best way for motorists to protect themselves on the roads is to learn about the risks they face so they can better avoid them.
When someone is charged criminally for their involvement in a vehicle accident, it does seem to point to their fault in the matter. Keep in mind, though, that being charged isn't the same thing as being guilty or being convicted. Even if someone is convicted, a civil settlement still requires a civil lawsuit. Families who have lost someone in a tragic accident might want to speak with a personal injury or wrongful death lawyer to find out what actions they can take civilly.
Some people have a hard time accepting that it's time to put away their driver's license and hang up the keys.
Tragically, a man was killed in a head-on car accident in South Carolina. Reports indicate that four others suffered injuries in the wreck, which happened right around four in the morning.
Getting into a car accident, especially when your children are in the car, is probably a very scary thought. A car accident is an awful experience for anyone and, in addition to the emotional shock, it can bring huge financial burdens if people are injured and/or the car is damaged.