Getting into a car crash is incredibly stressful, and the chaotic aftermath is enough to leave even the most calm and composed individuals frazzled. Unfortunately for accident victims, building a strong personal injury claim starts at the scene.
The only foolproof way to avoid getting into a motor vehicle collision is to stay off the roads entirely. Unfortunately, this is not actually feasible for most Americans. There are steps you can take to reduce the risk of serious injuries should you end up in an accident, though, and wearing your seat belt is perhaps the most important one.
According to The News-Star, a 29-year-old woman from Monroe is facing multiple charges after allegedly driving while impaired and striking a pedestrian in Lazarre Park. When officers arrived at the scene, the arrest report claims they found the motorist was unable to talk.
Motor vehicle collisions occur so often in this country that being involved in an accident at some point is the rule rather than the exception. In fact, unless you live in a major metropolitan area and rely on public transportation, getting into a crash is essentially inevitable.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle helmets are approximately 37 percent effective at preventing fatalities in the event of a collision. Most people readily accept the fact that helmets save lives because the reason why is obvious: They reduce the brain’s vulnerability to serious injury upon impact.
Recovering fair compensation after a serious car accident can be the difference between falling into overwhelming debt and regaining your financial footing. Unfortunately, the claims process is riddled with legal hurdles, and one small mistake could significantly reduce your final payout or prevent you from recovering any compensation at all.