Road Car Accidents
Road car accidents can be truly tragic. They can leave you in a bind in unimaginable ways. Road car accidents can be physically scarring, leaving you hurt and with a hefty amount of medical bills waiting for you to deal with mounting interest. These kinds of accidents can also be traumatic leaving some accident victims with trauma such as PTSD and driving anxiety. These are high costs for the victim of road accidents.
There are several types of car accidents. Here are a couple of examples:Hit and Runs
Hit and runs are those where a moving car hits a parked unoccupied car and the fleas in order to avoid consequences. This may also include someone hitting you while in traffic. This is a heartbreaking kind of accident because it leaves you with no one to help you recuperate what you lost because the driver refuses to take responsibility.Head-on Collisions
Another type are head-on collisions. This is when two cars are going forward and collide or crash into each other. Having the force of two moving vehicles crashing can be deadly, especially at high speeds.
There are also many causes of car accidents. Distracted driving is one of the more prominent reasons for car accidents. When a driver is not paying attention to the road, terrible things can happen. This could be a distraction from the radio, talking on the phone or others in the car, or texting while driving. All of these actions have dangerous consequences.Speeding
Speeding is another cause. When you speed you increase your chances of not being able to control a vehicle. Speeding is a dangerous decision.Drunk Driving
Another cause is drunk driving. Driving under the influence hinders your vision, hearing and cognitive ability. Your responses naturally slow, so if anything sudden happens you will not be able to respond adequately. It is best to never drive even if you've only had one drink.Ignoring Traffic Signs
Running red lights and stop signs is another dangerous cause of accidents. These accidents are often caused because a car is in a place where it isn’t supposed to be, and the vehicle with the right away doesn't see this in time to react. Never chance running a red light, you are risking a lot more than the couple seconds stopping will take.
There is an average of 6 million car accidents in the United States each year. In those accidents, 3 million people die, and 2 million people are seriously injured there are serious consequences to car accidents, according to Driver Knowledge.
If you are a victim of a car accident the first thing that should be done is to call 911 and receive medical treatment. Your health and the health of another accident victim is the most important and firsts step. The second is to call a reputable personal injury lawyer, who understands road car accidents, to help you. Insurance companies aim to low-ball accident victims to get them to sign a settlement quickly as possible. It is important to never sign anything until you have spoken to a lawyer.
At Anzalone Law Firm, PLLC, we can help you understand the settlement process and your rights so that the insurance companies can not take advantage of you in a vulnerable situation. Give us a call today at: 603.548.3797 for a free consultation.