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Vehicular Accidents

Vehicular Accidents

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We handle all types of vehicular accidents, which includes automobile accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents.

Accidents on our Nation’s roadways are a serious threat to the traveling public and are the leading cause of death for those under the age of thirty-four. Statistics show that over 40,000 people annually are killed in approximately five million motor vehicle accidents, many involving teen car accidents. In 2002 alone, almost 43,000 people died in highway accidents nationwide. That equals more than 115 fatalities per day. The economic costs of these accidents is tremendous– over $150 billion per year. Unfortunately, the chances are that during your lifetime you will be involved in at least one car accident.

What To Do After An Accident…

After an accident you must do what is necessary to protect yourself and your legal rights. We suggest the following:

  • Call the police and paramedics if necessary.
  • Obtain the names and addresses of all witnesses right away. They may need to leave the scene and go about their business.
  • If you have a disposable camera in your car, which you should, photograph the accident scene and all vehicles involved.
  • Exchange information with the other driver(s) including names, addresses, work and home telephone numbers, driver’s license numbers, make, model and year of each car involved, vehicle plate numbers and insurance company names and policy numbers. Note the number of passengers in the other car, to prevent unscrupulous people from “adding” passengers after the accident.
  • When the police arrive, be sure to give them all of the information that you have collected. Also, be very precise in your description of the accident to them. The officer will be recording your comments and they will come into play in your case. It is imperative that the police report is precise.
  • Make a notation for your records of how the accident occurred. Be sure to note the date and time of the accident, names of streets involved, speeds of vehicles and weather conditions.
  • Never admit fault for the accident at the accident scene. It’s okay to express concern about what happened, but don’t admit liability.
  • Contact your insurance company and report the accident to them. Do not, however, provide any written or recorded statements to any insurance company without first consulting an attorney!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A FORM TO KEEP IN YOUR CAR TO HELP YOU RECORD NECESSARY INFORMATION AFTER AN ACCIDENT.

If You Are Injured…

If you have any physical complaints after the accident, you should seek medical attention right away. Any delay in seeking medical care can negatively effect your case. An emergency room can provide an immediate evaluation and diagnostic tests such as x-rays. Alternatively, see your family doctor. Either way, be sure to tell any medical personnel allof the physical complaints you are having. Don’t leave any complaints unmentioned, even if they are minor! Also be sure to photograph any visible injuries immediately, such as bruises, scrapes, broken bones, etc. Always remember that a picture is worth a thousand words!

Remember That Time Is Of The Essence…

You should not delay in speaking with a lawyer after an accident, no matter how minor the accident may be. A successful case must be investigated immediately. Evidence must be preserved. Additionally, the law provides certain time limitations in which action must be taken. If the required action is not taken within that time, your case will be lost forever!

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