What should I do if I am involved in a traffic accident?
First and foremost, seek medical attention if warranted. Once
your well-being and that of your fellow accident victims have been evaluated and
stabilized, you should collect important information from those involved in the
accident. Such information includes, but is not limited to, driver's license
numbers and vehicle registration information along with the names and addresses
of vehicle passengers and bystanders who may have witnessed the accident. Also,
make sure to record the names of any emergency personnel such as police officers
or paramedics who respond to the scene. In addition, pay close attention to the
behavior of those involved. Does anyone seem intoxicated? Do the victims appear
injured? What type of damage have the vehicles sustained? Are there any unusual
facts or circumstances surrounding the accident? For instance, what is the
weather like? Fog? Rain? Snow? Was traffic heavy or light? In general, while it
may be difficult to stay focused in such a stressful situation, writing down
your observations of the accident scene may help you prevail in any lawsuit that
results from the accident.
Should I contact an attorney if I have been seriously
injured in an automobile accident?
Perhaps. It may be important for you to contact an attorney who
can help you protect your legal rights. Only a licensed attorney can evaluate
whether you have a case that is worth pursuing. Keep in mind however that there
may be time limits (Statute of Limitations) which impact on your ability to sue.
How many traffic related accidents occur each year?
Statistics on car accidents indicate that annually there are
over 6 million motor vehicle accidents involving cars, trucks, SUVs and
motorcycles in the United States alone. In addition, the Federal government
estimates that there were at least 10 million unreported accidents. How many
people are injured in these accidents? In 2000 over 3.2 million people were
injured on our Nation's roadways.
How much does an attorney evaluation cost in these types of
Nothing! We will evaluate your case free of charge. If we agree
to handle your case, you will owe no fees or other costs unless we recover money
for you. Remember, time is often critical.
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