Car accidents can leave behind plenty of expensive property damage along with devastating injuries, so it’s important to know when you need to be extra careful. Collisions can happen anywhere, but data from agencies like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration can tell us a bit more about when we really need to watch out for our fellow motorists. And if you do end up getting injured in an accident, remember that our Monmouth County auto accident attorneys are there to assist you.
Where Do You Need to Be Most Concerned About Car Accidents?
According to the NHTSA, 54% of deadly accidents actually occur on rural roads. This can probably be attributed to the reduced police presence and the tendency of some drivers to speed on these less crowded roads. So if you live in a city and take a trip out to the country, remember that you still have to be extremely careful.
It’s also important to note that most fatal accidents happen within 25 miles of a victim’s home. This could be because people might go on “autopilot” as they drive around on familiar roads. No matter how many times you’ve driven down the same streets, you always need to keep an eye on your surroundings.
What Should Victims Do After Car Accidents?
No matter where a car accident occurs, the steps that a victim should take afterward usually remain the same. Our lawyers recommend that you:
- Take pictures of the accident scene
- Get photos of your injuries
- Call the police to the scene
- Exchange information with other drivers and potential witnesses
- Get medical treatment for your injuries as soon as possible
Taking these steps can help you protect yourself while you build a personal injury case.
Can You Sue For Compensation After Car Accidents?
When you believe that someone else is to blame for a car accident, you can sue for damages. Our lawyers can guide you through the process and help you fight for the compensation that you and your family deserve.
What Kind of Evidence Can Be Used to Determine Fault in Car Accidents?
After car accidents, it’s important to determine fault. If we can show that the other driver caused the accident that harmed you and your family, it’s easier to sue for compensation. We can use different types of evidence to do this, including:
- Data from the police report
- Surveillance footage
- Dashcam footage
- Eyewitness testimony
We can even work with an accident reconstruction expert who can show a jury how an accident happened.
Talk to Our Legal Team Today
If you are ready to pursue a personal injury case of your own, contact The Wilton Law Firm. We will schedule a free initial consultation and take some time to learn more about your situation. Then we will tell you about your legal options and what our lawyers can do to be of assistance.