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Common Auto Collision Factors
Car accidents can occur at any time– especially in situations where the negligent actions of another motorist cause the crash or if there is a mechanical malfunction that causes a driver to lose control of their own vehicle.
While the circumstances that contribute to the cause of a collision may vary, the data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that many factors consistently arise in many accident situations.
Some of these factors include (but are not limited to):
- Parking Lot Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Distracted Driving Collisions
- Hit & Run Accidents
- Commercial Vehicle Collisions
- Drunk Driving
- Rear End Crashes
- Reckless Driving
- Seat Belt Injuries
- Texting & Driving
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Teenage Drunk Driving
Serious personal injuries are typically the result of driver negligence while they are behind the wheel. An interesting “distracted driver” statistic states that in the time it takes to send a short text message, a vehicle can easily travel the length of a football field.
What To Do After An Accident
The scene of a car accident often contains many hazards and broken objects and are, therefore, very dangerous and disorienting.
If you are unable to move or are stuck in a vehicle, it is crucial that you remain calm, and use deliberate, deep breaths to help calm your nerves. In most cases, help will already be on the way.
On the contrary, if you or a loved one have been involved in a minor “fender bender,” there are some quick, simple things that you need to remember while you are still at the accident scene:
- Wait for a law enforcement officer to arrive
- Immediately call for help
- Find out if anyone else has been injured
- Take photos of the accident scene with your cell phone
- Gather the contact information from the other driver
- Obtain information from any witnesses to the crash
- Never leave the scene of the accident
By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to retain information that is often lost quickly after the accident area is cleared.
After a collision is over, people tend to forget the details. By keeping these essential records, it can help to build a more robust lawsuit if you need to pursue legal action for any injuries or damages that you may have endured.
Injured Drivers and Insurance Companies – What To Do
With auto collisions that involve considerable damage, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will usually send out an investigator to assess the damage and try to determine the cause of the accident.
Remember that adjusters do not care about the victim. They are highly-trained individuals that know how to obtain sensitive information from you when you are most vulnerable. In the event of a lawsuit, this information can be used against you, which can significantly reduce the compensation amount to which you may be entitled.
Call Us for an Augusta Car Accident Lawyer Today
The consolidated city of Augusta contains several major roads and expressways, each of which can be home to numerous incidents each year. Augusta has seen fatal head-on collisions as well as fatal two-car crashes. When involved in an accident, Augusta residents can access the American Bar Association to find an attorney.
Augusta residents can also obtain a lawyer directly from the Eichholz Law Firm. When you enlist in the help of one of our experienced Augusta attorneys, you will have someone that can act as a shield to investigators, help guide you safely past the dangers of dealing with insurance companies and get you the compensation you deserve.