A car accident can be a frightening event, and at times it can become confusing when dealing with the other driver as well as the insurance company.
The many myths surrounding car accidents add to the confusion, which is why we put together this list of myths and truths:
Myth: Minor Accidents Never Cause Serious Injuries
Truth: Victims should always seek medical treatment after a car accident. While injuries such as bruising and swelling seem minor, they may actually be a sign of a more serious condition that can threaten one’s life.
Myth: Most Car Accidents Are Not Preventable
Truth: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at least ninety percent of all accidents are caused by human error. Types of driver negligence include drunk driving, failure to follow traffic laws, and distracted driving.
Myth: Drunk Drivers Pose the Biggest Threat on the Roadways
Truth: Believe it or not, distracted drivers are considered a bigger threat. Distractions include eating, putting on makeup, and changing the radio station when behind the wheel.
Myth: Injury Laws Are the Same in All States
Truth: States can have different laws when it comes to things such as personal injury claims, compensation, and insurance minimums.
Myth: I Don’t Need a Lawyer if My Injuries Aren’t Serious
Truth: This is not necessarily the case. It’s possible for injuries to cause chronic pain if left untreated or not treated properly. An attorney can usually determine a compensation amount that can help pay for your medical care.
If you have sustained injuries in a car accident, please contact us to discuss your case. Should you have a claim, we will fight hard on your behalf to get you the settlement you deserve.