For many people, a car wreck will be the most traumatic event of their life, and overcoming the emotional distress following a serious crash can be challenging. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the psychological effects of a collision can be debilitating, and it is common for accident victims to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Distracted driving is a serious problem around the country. In 2015 alone, it claimed 3,477 lives, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 1,161 people sustain injuries daily in collisions that involve distracted driving.
According to Forbes, the average motorist will file an accident claim once every 18 years. No matter how diligent you are behind the wheel, nobody can control the actions of other drivers, so it is important that you prepare for the worst and learn how to protect your interests after a collision. Your statements and actions in the immediate aftermath of a crash can have a profound impact on the success of your personal injury claim.
Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to take a road trip, visit loved ones, or hit the town with friends. If your plans involve driving, though, bear in mind that traffic accidents tend to spike over the holiday period. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 377 people died in collisions over Memorial Day weekend in 2012.
NewsChannel5 reports on a collision involving a train and a passenger vehicle that left the motorist with severe injuries. According to police, the accident happened at around 2 a.m. when the man was trying to get onto Highway 70.
If you were injured by a negligent driver, you probably expect that person’s insurance company to pay for your medical bills, lost income, and vehicle repairs. Unfortunately, insurance carriers are businesses, and in an effort to maximize their profits, they often deny or undervalue claims without justification.