Accidents with commercial trucks can be much more complex than accidents with passenger cars. When you are involved in an accident with a commercial truck, injury may be much more serious. What’s more, there may be multiple parties involved – some of whom are not even on the scene of the accident.
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When you are injured in a car accident, insurance will typically cover medical expenses, property damage, and related expenses. The amount insurance is willing to pay and how far that payment goes is dependent on several factors, including the role you played in your accident.
When you are involved in a car accident, both what you do and do not do afterward can have a big impact on how much compensation you are able to seek. Knowing what to do after a car accident before you get into one is always best, but each accident is different and outlined steps, while good for guidance, may not be applicable in every case.
There were more than 7 million police-reported car accidents in 2016, the last year for which full statistics are available. Of these, just over 2 million resulted in personal injury. An additional 34,439 resulted in death.
October 21-27 is National Teen Driver Safety Week. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has created materials for parents to use when discussing safe driving with teens and to help them avoid causing or being involved in a car accident.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 118 lives are taken in car accidents on the Fourth of July every year, making it the most dangerous day for driving. Fatal motorcycle accidents also increase on July 4th, rising to an average of 26, more than double the daily average.
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, fatal traffic accidents increase by an average of 14%. That’s about 10 fatal auto accidents every day, many of which are related to alcohol use, speeding, and distraction.