Most people are well aware of the fact that there are risks associated with driving in a car. However, driving dangers are often underestimated. Every year, 1.3 million people in the world die in a car accident. Car accidents are the ninth-leading cause of death worldwide. In fact, it is estimated that 2.2 percent of the deaths in the world are cause by car accidents.
There are many different ways accidents happen, but some are more common than others. Some of the most common accident causes in Florida are:
- Reckless or Careless Driving
- Road Rage
- Failure To Yield The Right Of Way
- Failure to Obey Traffic Signals or Signs
- Driving while distracted by use of Cell Phone
- Driving Under The Influence
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN A CAR ACCIDENT?
Thirty percent of people will be involved at a car accident at some point in their life. That is why it is important for you to know what to do just in case you are involved in one. The first thing that you will need to do is make sure that no one is hurt. If someone is hurt, then you will need to call emergency medical services.
It is a good idea to move your vehicle because if it is obstructing traffic it can cause yet another accident. You should also try to find witnesses. Get their contact information. You will also need to get in touch with an auto accident attorney if you have been hurt.
HELP FOR THE VICTIMS
Damages may be sought to cover medical bills, lost wages, and for the pain and suffering related to the injury. Members of a victim’s family may also seek damages to compensate for their personal suffering. However, the insurance company representing the other party may attempt to settle for an inadequate amount, or may even try to place the blame on you in order to avoid paying anything. That is where an experienced attorney from BHD Law Firm can help. If you are ever in an accident, you will want an experienced attorney on your side. Call the law firm of Buchalter, Hoffman and Dorchak for a free consultation today.
UNINSURED MOTORIST AND UNDERINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE
Sometimes an accident is caused by someone who does not have any insurance. Other times, the person at fault may not have enough insurance to cover your losses. Nevertheless, if you have Uninsured Motorist (UM) or Underinsured Motorists coverage (UIM) you may be able to recover your losses. This type of insurance stands in as a substitute as if the at fault driver had insurance or enough insurance. We will check your insurance coverage to determine if you have this type of insurance. To recover under such a policy you must comply with certain requests and conditions. Some conditions and requests are valid while others are not. As a result, it is important that you have an experienced Miami personal injury attorney handle your uninsured motorist claim to ensure that your claim is not denied.