A vehicle crash is a frightening event that can leave you perplexed about what to do next. If you are wondering what to do after a vehicle accident, here are five steps you can take immediately that will protect you and improve your chances of recovering compensation for your injuries.
Five Things To Do Before A Vehicle Accident
Sometimes, a bit of planning can go a long way to forestalling negative consequences. This is especially true when planning for a disaster. We all know that planning for a blizzard or a flood should happen before the first snowflake falls or the water appears at our doors, but what about planning in case something terrible like a car crash ever happens? Although no one wants to think about it, the best time to plan on how to handle a vehicle accident is before it ever takes place!
Alaksa Car Accident Facts
In recent years, according to the Alaska Highway Safety Office, there has been an increase in the number of car accidents involving injury and fatality in the State of Alaska. This increase may reflect an increase in the number of drivers, an increase in reckless or careless vehicle operation, or both. Here are some facts about the number of car accidents in our state:
Car Collisions and Neck Injuries
Neck injuries are some of the most common types of injuries to occur during car collisions. However, the term “neck injury” is not very specific, so people have many different ideas of what these injuries constitute. By understanding the major types of neck injuries that are common during vehicle accidents, victims can better comprehend their long-term recovery prospects and how much money it will actually take to seek the medical treatment they need, as well as other expenses they may encounter during and after recovery.
What Can I Do About a Hit-and-Run Accident?
Hit-and-run accidents, which are crashes in which one or more drivers flee the scene, are far more common than most people realize. What is even more surprising is that many hit-and-run crashes involve serious or even fatal injuries. When a driver flees the scene of an accident, he or she not only breaks the law … Read more
How To Protect Yourself After a Motorcycle Crash
Motorcycle crashes are one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in vehicle accidents. When adjusted for population, motorcycle crashes are 29 times more likely to be fatal for the rider or passenger than car crashes, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Additionally, one out of every hundred motorcycle riders is … Read more
How Does My Driving Record Affect My Car Accident Claim?
If you have been injured in a vehicle accident, it is likely that you are focused solely on the damage caused by that particular crash. You are probably not thinking about that speeding ticket you had three years ago or how someone filed a claim against you for hitting their bumper in a parking lot. … Read more
Spring Thaws Mean Slippery Surfaces
Spring is here once again, and many Alaskans are rejoicing over longer, warmer days and melting snow. However, there are still hazards, even during this beautiful season, that can lead to personal injury, particularly car accidents and slip-and-falls. If you are going to be out and about in the spring sunshine, take care to note these hazards and prepare for them accordingly so that you can stay safe!
Car Accident Statistics for 2021
Vehicle accident statistics for each calendar year are published by various organizations, and statistics for 2021 are beginning to come in. Unfortunately, despite the fact that most of 2021 included times when lockdowns were occurring across the country, sources report that vehicle fatalities rose at the fastest rate in nearly 50 years. According to the … Read more
Motorcycle Accidents On The Rise In Alaska
According to recent reports from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, Alaska experienced more motorcycle fatalities in the years 2018 to 2019 than in any two-year period combined since 2015. In 2018 alone, there were 12 fatal motorcycle accidents, which accounted for fifteen percent of all motor vehicle fatalities. Although the number dropped in 2019, experts … Read more