Most Common Types of Car Accidents
Accidents that involve motor vehicles are one of the most common causes of severe injury in the United States every year. The kinds of accidents seen the most often involve the following:
Distracted driving is increasingly common in the modern world, with drivers using a mobile phone, applying makeup, or even just looking down to change the radio station. While seemingly simple, these tasks increase the risk of accidents exponentially when they distract the person operating the vehicle.
Failure to properly service and maintain the vehicle is also a common cause for accidents. Typically, the breakdown of a car part is due to the failure of the owner or service company to regularly service the vehicle. A problem like a rear brake light being out is a simple fix and avoids the possibility for more severe accidents like being rear-ended at high speed.
- Construction hazards. Road construction often means changes in traffic patterns that can cause accidents for those less familiar with new signage and direction. Construction debris is also a threat to drivers in construction zones.
- Teen driving. Younger, inexperienced drivers have a higher likelihood of getting in an accident simply because they are not as used to being on the road. Often the risks of reckless driving are associated with younger, less experienced drivers as well.
- Poor weather conditions. Especially for Colorado drivers, it is important to remember that weather conditions can change on a dime. Wet, slippery, and icy roads are a significant cause of accidents in areas like Colorado, where the climate can vary.
What To Do After a Car Accident
- Immediately come to a stop. None of the parties involved in the accident should leave the scene. Make sure to move vehicles out of the flow of traffic.
- Check for injuries. Ensure there are no injuries, whether they are severe or minor. Keep in mind that just because you can’t see the physical injury does not mean that the person isn’t hurt.
- Call the police. Car accidents should be reported to the proper authorities as soon as possible. Even if there are no injuries, it is still important to notify the authorities. Generally, when police officers investigate the scene of the accident, they will make an official crash report. Later on, these reports may prove helpful in determining who is at fault and ensuring the proper party receives compensation.
- Exchange information. It is crucial to have the contact information of the person(s) involved in an accident. This includes their name, address, phone number, and insurance information.
Injured? We’ll Protect Your Rights
If you have been injured as a result of an auto accident that was caused by another person, you have the right to be compensated for injuries and losses resulting from the accident. These losses may include:
- Medical treatment (as well as future medical treatment)
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Physical impairment
- Pain and suffering
It is important that you begin gathering information and evidence that may be essential to establish your claim. The experienced attorneys at Galperin & Associates can assist you in collecting and preserving such evidence to ensure that your rights are protected.
Tips For Handling Insurance Companies
To maximize your recovery, you should contact a Denver car accident attorney at Galperin & Associates as soon as possible. If the driver who was at fault in the accident was insured, that individual’s insurance company should compensate you for your damages, injuries, and losses. However, these insurance companies do not want you to contact an attorney because an attorney can advise you of your legal rights and take immediate action to assist you in gathering evidence and building your case. Even if the driver who caused the accident did not have insurance or did not have enough insurance, your own auto insurance may be required to compensate you for your damages, injuries, and losses. The experienced attorneys at Galperin & Associates can assist you in navigating the maze of insurance coverage that may be obligated to provide you money damages for your injuries.
Contact Galperin & Associates today by phone at 720-501-3451 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to an attorney.