When multiple vehicles are involved in an accident, it may be difficult to determine who is to pay the costs associated with injuries and damages. In fact, there may be multiple people, insurance companies, employers, and even government agencies involved in the litigation that follows a multiple vehicle crash. It is important to remember some basic facts to determine who is ultimately responsible for paying for damages in such a case.
A car accident often causes both minor and serious injuries. Many people complain of aches and pains after an accident, and fortunately, most of these go away fairly quickly. However, back pain is one of the most common long-term injuries people suffer following a car crash, and many of these injuries do not simply resolve themselves.
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.
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!
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:
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.
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
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
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 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!