People drive cars every day to get to where they need to be. When roads become crowded, it is more important than ever for drivers to follow the rules of the road and operate their vehicles properly. This ensures their safety as well as that of others on the road. When drivers are negligent on the road, they can cause serious car accidents. Dangerous accidents often lead to substantial physical, emotional, and fiscal burdens for those affected by it. If you were involved in a car accident due to negligence, it is important to retain the services of an experienced Alabama personal injury attorney.
Common Types of Car Accidents
It is an unfortunate reality that not all drivers fulfill their obligation to be safe and car accidents are common. They can manifest on the road in a number of ways, including the following:
- Rear-end collisions: When a driver fails to pay attention behind the wheel and hits a vehicle in front of them. It is important to know the vehicle that is rear-ended is rarely ever at fault in these situations.
- Low-speed collisions: These accidents tend to take place in parking lots instead of roads. They are usually seen in the form of one car backing into another.
- T-bone collisions: These commonly occur in intersections when one driver illegally goes through a traffic light or stop sign and hits another car passing through that has the right of way.
- Single-vehicle collisions: These accidents happen when a driver veers off the road, usually because of hazardous road conditions, and crashes on the side of the road.
Am I Eligible for Financial Compensation?
When a person is injured due to negligence, they often want to pursue legal action. This can be done by filing a personal injury claim to hold the negligent individual responsible. It is important to understand that, during this time, the injured party must prove negligence. This can be done with evidence including the police report from the accident, medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the wreckage, any witness testimonies, and more.
If the injured party is successful in proving negligence, they may be able to recover compensation as a result. This provides coverage for any damages that occur due to the car accident. As victims of these accidents can suffer physically and emotionally, they may receive both economic and non-economic compensation. Economic compensation provides coverage for medical bills, loss of income, loss of future income, and more. Non-economic compensation provides coverage for pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and more.
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