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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.
Saint Patrick’s Day is March 17th. Most years, the day itself falls on a weekday and, while revelry often occurs on the subsequent weekend, things tend to get a bit wilder when the actual day falls on a Friday or Saturday.
After a car crash, the steps taken on the scene and in the days and weeks that follow will have a direct impact on your ability to collect fair compensation. This makes what you do following a car accident incredibly important. Chattanooga personal injury attorney Herbert Thornbury is pleased to offer the following tips to help protect your physical and financial health following an auto accident.
Millions of people take to the road every year around Thanksgiving to visit family and friends. Last year, AAA reported nearly 49 million people traveled 50+ miles from home to celebrate the holiday, many of those traveling on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving itself.
With expanding construction and energy development in the Chattanooga area, dump trucks are a common sight. Due to their massive size and weight, as well as the potentially hazardous cargo they carry, dump trucks are also extremely dangerous to the occupants of passenger vehicles when they are involved in an accident.