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If you have been hurt in an auto accident, please know that we understand the pain of that situation. A serious auto accident is one of the most shocking and upsetting events and yet we are all exposed to this possibility if we drive. When someone is killed in the auto accident, the pain is even worse. Car accidents happen so suddenly and dramatically that a person can go into shock even if physical injuries are relatively mild. Shock is an injury in itself a systemic injury and requires prompt treatment.
An average of over 115 people die in highway accidents in the U.S each day. In your lifetime, you will likely be involved in at least one automobile accident. More than a quarter of all Americans have been involved in an auto accident in the last five years. Following are more alarming auto accident injury facts compiled by the NHTSA:
Of the 3,000,000 people that were injured in motor vehicle accidents in a recent year...
41,300 died (40% were alcohol related, 63% were attributed to improper use of seat belts)
2,600 children under the age of 15 were killed
7,500 young drivers (16-20) were involved in fatal crashes
3,000 motorcyclists were killed
4,700 pedestrians were killed
With automobile accidents being so common, it is important to know what to do in case of an accident. Here’s some advice:
- Get medical attention – you should be evaluated by a physician even if you don’t feel pain at the time. Adrenaline can mask pain and some injuries are not immediately apparent.
- Contact the authorities – the police report may become evidence in your lawsuit.
- Obtain contact information – obtain contact information of all parties who were involved in or witnessed the automobile accident. This information could prove useful to your automobile accident lawyer.
- Obtain vehicle information – vehicle information should include make, model, year, license plate number, vehicle identification number (VIN), insurance company and policy number and driver’s license number for all vehicles involved
- Take pictures – if you have access to a camera, the photographic evidence you could provide may be helpful to the accident reconstruction expert and may get your insurance claim processed more quickly
Automobile accident injuries are often serious and commonly include whiplash, joint, bone, and muscle injuries, head and brain injury, and paralysis. Damages sought after auto accidents can include the cost of medical treatment, loss of property, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and mental anguish. Claims are often handled through the insurance companies and are settled quickly. We advise you to get more information on No Fault Auto Insurance. Cases involving personal injury or extensive property damage, however, often lead to lawsuits.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as the result of an automobile accident, we advise you to seek an experienced attorney specializing in automobile accident liability cases.
Contact our Personal Injury Lawyers and Attorneys today to find an experienced auto accident lawyer near you.