What should I do if I am injured in a car accident?
What are the most common injuries from car accidents?
- Scrapes and Cuts
- Head Injuries
- Broken Ribs
- Other Broken Bones
- Internal Bleeding
- Herniated Disc
- Knee Trauma
What injuries can happen from a car accident?
The sudden movement of the head and neck from a rear-end collision can cause serious neck muscle and ligament damage. Whiplash injuries can differ from person to person, depending on the accident and the health of the person involved in it. Generalized neck pain and swelling are also fairly common.
Should I see a doctor after a car accident?
Following a car accident, you should see a doctor if you feel any level of pain and discomfort. If you end up making any sort of injury claim after the accident, it’s crucial to be able to document the fact that you seek medical treatment and have the treatment on record. Never drive away from the scene of an accident, even a minor one without getting some record of the event and collecting information about all parties involved in the accident. Where possible having contact information of a witness could be helpful too.
What is the cost per year of automobile accidents in the U.S.?
The total cost of car accidents in the US is about $500 billion annually. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that car accidents cost the U.S. is almost 900 billion per year in economic costs and societal harms.
What is considered a serious car accident injury?
Serious injury is defined as “a personal injury which results in death; dismemberment; significant disfigurement; a fracture; loss of a fetus; permanent loss of use of a body organ, member, function or system; permanent consequential limitation of use of a body organ or member; significant limitation of use of a body.”
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Frequently Asked Questions About Motor Vehicle Accidents
What is the average payout for whiplash? There is no average payout for whiplash. Your payout will be determined by the crash, injuries, medical bills, lost wages, loss of future impairment, what time of year it is, and what insurance company is handling the claim. The larger your damages the bigger your payout. Insurance companies …
Can I sue someone for hitting my dog or cat with their car? You can sue someone for hitting your dog or cat with the car. The problem here is the law in Kentucky only entitles you to the value of the animal on the open market. I have a dog that is probably worth …
Can I sue a driver for negligence? You can sue a Kentucky driver for negligence if they meet all the elements of a negligence claim. There are four: duty, breach, causation, and damages. Duty means the other driver needs to drive in a reasonable manner in the roadway. They breach that duty by running into …
Can you sue for being hit by a semi truck? You can sue for being hit by a semi truck in Kentucky. Semi trucks have required minimum insurance of usually one million dollars. If the semi causes damages you may be entitled to pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills reimbursement, loss of future income …
Can I sue someone for hitting my car? The first thing to do is to figure out who hit the car. If you are able to determine who hit your car you should call the police and file a report. This will make your life easier with the other person’s insurance company. If you cannot …
Can you sue someone for hitting your parked car? If you can figure out who hit your car you can sue them for damages. Preferably they have insurance that covers the damage. If they do then call and set up a claim with the at-fault insurance. If the other person does not have insurance you …