After a traffic accident, you may feel as if the insurance company looks at you as nothing more than a number. You are in pain, unable to work and stressed that you are unable to provide for your family financially. The insurance company seems to be taking their time deciding to help you, despite your concerns.
In most cases, traffic accidents are caused by the negligence or carelessness of someone else. Someone may have failed to stop at a traffic signal, slamming into your car which had the right-of-way. The other driver may have been late for work, so they were speeding and not paying attention when they hit you.
Even more troubling are drivers who get behind the wheel of a car after having too much to drink or those who continue to text while driving despite laws in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware that make using a handheld device while driving illegal.
Traffic accident attorneys say that the confusion in the aftermath of an accident makes it difficult to know what to do to protect your interests. If you are able to safely get out of the car and move around, get the names of any witnesses that could provide an accurate description of how the crash occurred.
If you have a cell phone with a camera, take photos of the accident scene. Always contact the police and file a police report, even if the damage seems minor and you don’t believe you were injured. Adrenaline can cause you not to feel the pain from injuries for several hours or even days. Never admit to any type of fault at the accident scene.
Traffic accidents can cause everything from minor bumps and bruises to severe head injuries. Some of the most common injuries reported after a traffic accident include:
Spinal cord damage
Traumatic brain injury
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, contact the traffic accident attorneys at Lundy Law to learn what rights you may have. Lundy Law will work with the insurance companies so you can focus on healing from your injuries, fighting to get you compensated for lost wages, medical bills and other expenses you may incur. You can arrange your initial, no obligation consultation by calling 1-800-Lundy Law or completing the simple query form on our website.