As one of the most emotionally draining and physically harmful events in life, car accidents require victims to move forward by following a series of steps. From collecting evidence to dealing with an uncooperative insurance company, the aftermath of a car accident can be as difficult as the health consequences of the accident itself.
If you need help after a car accident, turn to a state-licensed personal injury attorney to ensure you receive just compensation for all costs and lost wages.
Three Common Types of Car Accidents
Although there are several types of car crashes, three types stand out as the most common types of auto accidents.
Considered the most common type of auto accident, a rear-end collision happens when the front of one car makes an impact with the rear bumper of a second car. The severity of the personal injuries and vehicle damage depends on the speed traveled by the car that hit the rear bumper of another vehicle. Rear-end crashes are often caused by driver negligence at stoplights and intersections that have stop signs, such as not paying attention to the traffic in front of the vehicle.
Referred to by many insurers as a blind spot accident, a sideswipe collision can produce significant vehicle damage and life-threatening injuries. This common type of vehicle accident typically unfolds when one driver tries to merge into traffic. For example, a driver entering a highway at a high speed hits another car while trying to merge into the far right lane.
When the front of one car impacts the side of a second car, both cars form a T shape that signifies a T-Bone collision. The vehicle impacted on the side usually receives the most damage. If the front end of a fast-moving vehicle slams into the driver’s side of a second car, the driver of the impacted car can face life-threatening injuries. Reckless driving is one of the most common reasons for a T-Bone crash.
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9 Legal Tips If You’re Injured in an Auto Accident
One misstep, even a minor misstep, can derail an insurance claim and/or a personal injury lawsuit. Before we get into more detail about how to handle yourself after an auto accident, let’s review nine tips to help you submit the most persuasive insurance claim.
- Seek immediate medical care for serious injuries
- Never admit fault
- Maintain a well-organized digital file of every medical bill
- Submit an accident report
- Report the accident to your auto insurance company
- Give your insurance agent everything that is requested
- Never sign documents for the other driver
- Never provide the other driver and/or the insurance company with a recorded and/or a written statement
- Request the help of a personal injury lawyer
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