Auto accidents are the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of thirty four. According to annual statistics, 40,000 deaths will result from auto accidents; which means 115 vehicular fatalities occur on a daily basis. 150 billion dollars is spent on auto accidents per year. These staggering statistics indicate that most people will be in a car accident at least once in their lifetime.
If you become involved in an auto accident, you should call the police immediately, even if it appears that no injuries were sustained by either party. The police will create an auto accident report which will be useful when the insurance company has to determine fault. You will also want to seek out the help of a medical professional, despite the fact that there may not be any obvious physical injuries. Claims for damages resulting from injuries incurred during the accident usually depend on medical records, which must link the injuries to the accident. If you wait too long to seek treatment, it may be more difficult to prove your injuries were a direct result of the car accident.
Auto accidents can be devastating. The physical consequences can range from whiplash to more serious injuries such as brain damage or death. Unfortunately, the stress of being in a car accident does not end after the collision. You may still have to deal with insurance paperwork and police reports, and that can be mentally taxing. If you suffered from personal injuries or property damage because of an auto accident, it is in your best interest to consult with one of our auto accident attorneys. You are entitled to seek damages for the cost of medical treatment, loss of property, and loss of wages, among other things.
At Clarkson Law Firm, our knowledgeable auto accident attorneys will discuss your specific situation and go over your options with you. We also will work with the insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all your needs are met in a timely and effective manner.