A car accident can be debilitating. It can cause grave injuries, emotional distress and disability. While you are recovering from the accident, you may fall behind on bills and get into financial distress. Unfortunately, car insurance companies are not there to support you. Their goal is to pay the least amount possible. Even if your injuries require millions in medical care, they will give you the bare minimum.
At Sweet Law Group, our goal is to get you the compensation you need to recover. We work with you to determine your goals and the next step. We can help you get compensation for expenses like loss of income, expensive medical bills, disability and other damages.
The Different Kinds of Car Accidents
Over the years, an increase in traffic has made car accidents more common. With more traffic, road fatalities and injuries are more common. No matter where you live, there are a number of car crashes that you could encounter on the roadways.
Hit and Run: This is a type of car crash where the driver involved in the crash leaves the scene. Once caught, the involved driver can also face criminal charges.
Parked Car Accident: In this accident type, one of the vehicles is parked. If someone hits a parked car, it is important that they leave a note with their contact details. Involved parties should also look for witness, take pictures of the damage and film the scene.
Sideswipe: This is a type of accident that happens when two vehicles are driving in the same direction next to each other. For whatever reason, the vehicles end up swiping against each other.
Read-End Collisions: This is when one vehicle hits the other vehicle’s rear end while they are driving.
Low-Speed Collisions: This is for car accidents that occur when the vehicles are driving less than 10 miles per hour.
T-Bone Accidents: This happens when the front of one car hits the side of another car.
Car accidents can happen for different reasons. Sometimes, the accident occurs because of the weather, nature or unavoidable conditions. In other cases, they happen because of human error or negligent driving.
The Most Common Causes and Injuries From an Accident
A car crash can occur for a number of reasons. They may happen if someone is texting or talking on the phone while they are driving. Weather conditions, traffic or other natural causes may influence an accident. In addition, a car accident can occur because of reckless or distracted driving. Some accidents take place because one or more parties is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
In minor crashes, the parties involve may walk away with just a few bruises or scratches. In more serious cases, the accident may cause broken bones, brain injuries or wrongful death. A car crash can cause debilitating back pain, whiplash, emotional trauma, neck pain or head injuries. After an accident, it can take months or years to recover physically and emotionally. Over time, this can add up to expensive medical care. Individuals may need surgical procedures, counseling, physical therapy and other treatments. These medical treatments are already costly, but they become even more debilitating when you are not able to work and earn money.
We Help With Recovery
In some cases, it is clear which driver is at fault. Sometimes, it is harder to determine who is at fault. When this happens, the legal doctrine of comparative negligence is used. Within the United States, this doctrine says that you can recover damages when you are partially at fault for the accident.
Our experienced attorneys can help you recover from your accident. We will research witnesses and compile evidence to create a solid case. If you were in an accident with an uninsured driver, we can see if your insurance policy has an uninsured motorist clause. If your policy has this clause, then your insurance company must cover the costs of the negligent driver for your damages without raising your insurance rates.
What Should You Do After an Accident?
After you are in a car accident, there are a few things that you should do to make sure that you are protected. You need to make sure that you are protected from getting inadequate compensation, insurance fraud or related damages. If you are in a car accident, you should make sure to use the following steps.
- If you have been hurt, seek immediate medical care.
- Move to a safe place to prevent another injury or damage.
- Collect relevant information. Get the contact and insurance information from everyone who was involved in the accident. Get videos and photos of the vehicles involved. Gather anything that could be evidence.
- Call 911 to file an incident report or a police report.
- Call one of Sweet Law Group’s personal injury lawyers.
You need to make sure that you are physically safe, but you also need to protect yourself legally. By using the previous steps, you can make sure that you are protected after an accident. Once the accident happens, make sure that you never discuss the accident with the other party’s adjuster, attorney or insurance company. If any of these groups try to reach out to you, give them your attorney’s contact details. Tell them that they should speak with your attorney instead.
Our experienced lawyers can handle all of the communication between the insurance companies. Our goal is to make sure that you are legally protected after a car accident. If you have been injured and need compensation, we can help. Our team can help you seek justice and compensation following your accident. If you have been in a car crash, call our team at Sweet Law Group at (800) 203-3061 for your free consultation.