Many people have a fairly good understanding of how liability insurance works for their own personal vehicles. They go to an insurance company, pick out a plan, choose their coverage and deductible amounts, and file a claim if they are ever involved in an accident. Alaska law requires a minimum amount of liability insurance if a person drives on our roads, so this process is usually fairly straightforward. Many drivers now carry uninsured motorist coverage to protect them against those who fail to insure their own vehicles, as well.
Why You Should Not Ignore Neck Pain After an Accident
Neck pain is one of the most common complaints after an accident. While whiplash-type injuries are common after rear-end vehicle collisions, neck pain is also a common problem after slip and fall accidents. Because neck pain is so common, it is easy to assume that it will go away on its own or that it is not very serious, particularly if the pain is not very severe. After all, most minor aches and pains resolve themselves without medical intervention. However, ignoring neck pain after an accident can be a serious mistake, because even minor neck pain can be linked to much more serious long-term injuries and conditions, particularly those involving the back, arms, and legs. It is always wise to seek immediate medical attention after an accident that may involve the neck.
Can A Car Rental Company Be Responsible in a Personal Injury Accident?
When someone is injured in a vehicle accident, there is a fairly well-defined number of parties that may bear responsibility for the injuries involved. Obviously, the at-fault driver of the car may be held liable, as well as anyone else who contributed to the accident: a bartender who overserved a drunk driver; a mechanic who failed to maintain the car in working order; or a maintenance worker who did not repair a stop light that failed at the time of the crash. ￼