If you are involved in a car accident and you have suffered an injury, then you need an attorney.
Causes of Automobile Accidents
It is estimated that over 35,000 people are killed in car accidents in the U.S. every year. Here are a few causes of auto collisions:
Distracted Driving: When a driver becomes distracted and takes their eyes off the road to focus on other activities. Changing the radio, using a cell phone to text, call or look up directions are just a few types of distractions.
Unsafe driving conditions and/or speeding. During wintertime in Colorado, the police are often on emergency alert if there is severe weather or snow/ice on the roads. This means the police WILL NOT come to the scene of your car accident unless there is a significant medical emergency. If this happens during your car accident, make sure to take photographs at the scene and, if the other driver is admitting fault, get them to write a statement. Once you’re able to, file a police report online to document your car accident.
Drunk Driving: Roughly 30 people in the United States die in drunk-driving collisions each day. Alcohol can reduce many functions of the brain, impairing thinking, reasoning At a Blood Alcohol Consumption of .08 grams of alcohol per deciliter of blood, crash risk increases drastically. Because of this risk, it’s illegal in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to drive with a BAC of .08 or higher. However, even a small amount of alcohol can affect driving ability.
Common Car Collision Injuries
There are a variety of different types of car accidents and each one of those can produce different types of injuries. However, some of the most common injuries in car accidents are:
After the Accident
As soon as the accident happens, it’s very important to document everything with as much detail as possible. Keep track of your medical records (including bills, lab reports, X-Rays, etc), time away from work and any other ways your life has been impacted by an auto accident.
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