One of the most common causes of injuries in the US today are auto accidents. According to the latest car accident statistics there are almost 6 million auto crashes per year. Those accidents result in 1.6 million injuries and 34,000 fatalities. When you or a loved one is involved in an accident, our firm is here to protect your rights and fight for the compensation that you deserve.
There are many causes of these auto accidents but the most common ones are:
1. Drivers getting distracted.
2. Drowsy and exhausted drivers.
3. Drunk driving.
5. Aggressive Driving.
Once you are involved in an auto accident, you need to take immediate steps to protect your rights.
Notify the authorities of the accident. If the accident is serious call the police to the scene. Be sure that your version of the accident is included in the police report. If the police do not come to the accident scene, you can file a report at the police station.
Obtain information about the accident. It is important to have the name, phone, license number and insurance information of the adverse party. Get the names and phone numbers of other passengers in vehicles in the accident, or of witnesses who view the accident. Also take photos of the vehicles, accident scene, and any injuries.
Write down a record of the accident. Some cases can take years to come to a resolution. During that time your memory of specific facts can fade. Shortly after the accident write notes including as much information about the accident as you can recall.
Contacting a personal injury attorney shortly after an accident is important to preserve your claim. We provide a free evaluation of your case when you have been injured in an automobile accident. Our firm has the experience and knowledge to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.