About three million people in the US are injured every year in car accidents, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
In 2019 (the last year data was reported), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said there were 36,096 fatal car crashes for the year.
It is estimated by the NHTSA that five to six million car accidents happen in the U.S. annually.
In 2019 (the last year date was collected) the Insurance Information Institute (III) found 7,680 pedestrians were involved in fatal crashes.
People who cause car accidents need to be held accountable. The lawyers at Unglesby Law Firm have extensive experience successfully helping victims of car accidents that caused serious injury.
If You’ve the Victim of Car Accident, What Should You Do?
Retain top-notch legal counsel immediately. If you are unable to do so, have a family member take care of this as soon as possible. Time is absolutely of the essence when determining the cause of an accident that causes serious injury.
In the case of serious injury caused by car accidents, make sure to provide your lawyer with the names of all law enforcement and emergency personnel involved with the incident response. It will be important to connect with them while accident details are still fresh in their minds.
Listen to your medical team and follow their instructions. If you’ve been seriously injured, you are at risk. Take your prescribed medications, attend all medical appointments and stick to physical therapy regimens.
Make sure you know what disability benefits you are entitled to through your employer’s benefits plan. You may have benefits available that can help you cover costs and expenses.
What Should You NOT DO?
Do not, under any circumstances, speak to lawyers representing the person, business or entity that was the cause of the serious injury. Do not allow family members to speak to those lawyers either. Make sure that you have your own legal counsel in place. Your lawyers are the only ones who should have any contact with lawyers representing the person, business or entity that caused the serious injury.
If you are unable to contact a lawyer, have a family member do so as soon as possible.
Do not share any details of the situation outside of your immediate family. Your lawyers will let you know what you can and cannot say. It is important that neither you nor any family members have any contact whatsoever with attorneys who are not representing you.
The attorneys at Unglesby Law Firm can guide you through this sensitive process.
Don’t Hesitate: Call Us
If you are or a loved one is the victim of a car accident and have suffered a serious injury don’t wait – call us at Unglesby Law Firm.
Remember: Time is of the essence. Each day that passes without taking legal action against the person or entity at fault for your serious injury, is a loss of precious time that can’t be replaced.
The lawyers at Unglesby Law Firm are your rapid-response team. They take immediate action to start the gears of justice turning in your favor. Any they are dedicated to securing the outcome you and your family deserve.