Excessive speed, text messaging, impatient drivers, cell phones, exhaustion behind the wheel
Today’s roadways are challenging even for the most alert, conscientious driver.
Technological distractions coupled with more cars – and cyclists – than ever on the roads can be fatal. It is estimated that text messaging and technological distractions now account for nearly one of every four serious motor vehicle accidents.
Road signs and signage may be inadequate. Bicycle and pedestrian lanes may be poorly marked. Even pulling out of the parking lot from the mall – especially if visibility is compromised – can be dangerous.
Defective tires, airbags, and gas tanks have caused serious injury and death.
The insurance company you believe will cover you – and help you – in the months following an accident may end up at odds with you. What should you do in the case of an accident?
Seek medical attention or call for emergency assistance if needed. Try to get the names and contact information of witnesses. If you have a disposable camera in the glove box or a camera on your smart phone – and it is safe to do so – take photos of the accident scene. Gathering documentation can be helpful to your attorney.
You should not give a recorded statement to an insurance company before speaking with an attorney. Likewise, be aware that signing documents given to you by your insurance company could be limiting your right to seek legal recourse. Before you sign, seek the advice of a law firm experienced in representing victims injured in motor vehicle accidents. The attorneys at Campiche Andrews Horne PLLC, have decades of combined experience representing personal injury clients. The attorneys and their staff will help you shoulder the legal maze that nearly always inevitably occurs in the aftermath of an accident. As always, the initial consultation is free.