What is personal injury protection?
Car accidents can be traumatic and life-changing events for those involved. But survivors or their loved ones should move quickly to determine if they are entitled to compensation for their injuries.
Victims should contact an attorney as soon as possible — even prior to their insurance companies — if they feel that a wreck was caused through no fault of their own.
Accident survivors with lawyers working on their behalf have a better chance to focus on their recovery while advocates fight for court settlements that could cover their clients’ medical bills, lost wages from taking time off from work or car repair costs — and possibly more.
Consumer Attorneys can work with survivors to determine if they are entitled to financial compensation to help them cope with their suffering.
Attorneys Help Accident Victims
Motor vehicle fatalities have long been a major cause of death -- the US Department of Transportation reports that, while the numbers are coming down, 36,560 people died in 2018 due to automobile collisions.
But the figures also show that pedestrian deaths have been on the rise throughout the last decade -- while the reasons behind the spike are not totally clear, some researchers have noted that the increase has followed an increase in the popularity of SUVs and smartphone use, the latter of which potentially contributing to drivers getting distracted behind the wheel and inadvertently taking lives.
Insurance companies have deep pockets and can spend massive amounts of money to limit the amount of money paid out to injured motorists who are dealing with the pain and suffering of an automobile accident, as well as their grieving families if they succumb to their injuries.
Accident victims should immediately seek medical attention, but should also make their best efforts to:
- photograph and/or document the circumstances of their accidents, such as the time and location of when and where they occurred
- file a police report
- obtain contact information from any other parties who may be involved
Strong legal representation arms accident victims with the power to take on big insurance firms and potentially win the compensation they deserve for the physical, mental or emotional damage they’ve endured from a car, truck or motorcycle crash.
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