Were you or a loved one recently involved in an auto accident? If your answer is “yes” and you are not seriously injured, you may not realize that you have been until hours or even days after being hit. Injuries sustained in a car accident typically occur in the form of head and back, and neck and chest injuries. Although any injury that you might have sustained should be examined by your doctor, the most important injuries to be aware of are head and back injuries.
Any car accident can be deadly. Whether a car accident results in fatalities depends on a variety of factors, including the speed at which it happened, the angle at which it happened, whether the drivers and passengers in the vehicles were wearing seat belts, the age and overall fitness levels of the drivers and passengers, and whether there were additional issues that made the collision worse, like a slick roadway.
Kelly Wenzel, wife of Robert Wenzel, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the rideshare company Lyft for compensation of more than one million dollars. One Saturday evening in April of 2016, Robert Wenzel was killed on his motorcycle by an illegally stopped car driven by a Lyft driver.
There are many, many ways you can be injured in a car accident, and not all of them are physical. Following an exceptionally traumatic car accident, you can experience post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a condition characterized by debilitating anxiety surrounding a specific event. You can suffer from PTSD after a car accident regardless of whether you were physically injured.
When you are involved in a car accident, the steps you take in the moments immediately after the collision play a big role in your personal injury claim’s success later. Even if you are not sure if you will file a personal injury claim, take the following steps anyway. After receiving a diagnosis from your doctor, you might have a different opinion on whether pursuing monetary compensation for your damages is necessary.
When you are injured in a collision with a negligent driver, you have the right to pursue monetary compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. Just like pursuing compensation for your damages after any other type of accident, you need to use evidence to support your automobile accident claim. Your lawyer can help you obtain some of the evidence you need, but other pieces need to come directly from the scene of the accident.