Being spied on by your insurance company might seem like something straight out of the pages of 1984, but the risk is very real. Of course, there’s no guarantee that your insurer will spy on you, and if your claim is relatively small, the risk is, too. No matter what, though, you need to behave as if you are being watched – just in case you are.
It’s a popular myth that the driver who hits the other driver is always solely at fault. In most cases, drivers who rear-end other drivers have indeed been driving dangerously, which means they typically are ticketed. The fact that the other driver was ticketed, though, doesn’t relieve you from responsibility, and drivers who are rear-ended may also receive tickets if they have violated the law.
Intersections are prime locations for auto accidents. Drivers who disobey the law, confusion about when and where to turn, rapid lane changes, and sudden stops can all conspire to yield a dangerous and frustrating driving environment. If you’re eager to avoid an accident, then you’d be well-advised to steer clear of these common accident sites or know what to expect when you encounter them.
A motor vehicle accident can be anything from briefly traumatic to entirely life changing. Sometimes you aren’t even the one driving when the accident occurs. While it might not be the first thing you think about after such an ordeal, talking to a lawyer should be high on your list of priorities.
The other driver’s insurance company might quickly pay for your car. But for medical costs, they won’t pre-pay or pay them as they become due even if they admit their driver caused the crash. You have to rely on your auto insurance and your health insurance, not the at-fault driver’s. If you do not have insurance and cannot afford health care, attorneys can usually find medical financing.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, nearly 4 million people suffer workplace injuries each year. In Colorado alone, there were more than 30,000 work-related accidents reported last year. With injuries ranging from minor to permanently disabling, the U.S. workplace can be a very hazardous place.
When you think about journals, you may envision the tiny pink locked books that preteen girls use to record their most treasured thoughts. But journaling isn’t out of the question for adults. In fact, keeping a post-accident journal can help you win your claim, fight back against unfair insurance company tactics, and get addition compensation that you might otherwise not receive.
When it comes to protecting your financial and physical health, hiring an attorney is one of the best decisions you can make after an auto accident. If you’re strapped for cash or short on time, you might be hesitant to call a lawyer. The truth is that you don’t always need an attorney after a car accident, but if you run into trouble, it’s better to hire one early in the process. The alternative is to risk making inappropriate legal decisions that could cost you dearly.
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Auto accident injuries are not only painful, they’re complicated. Victims usually have a lot of difficult questions that need answering with few reliable sources they can turn to. The paperwork alone can be daunting, especially for an injured victim in pain.