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Though car accidents are all too common and are one of the leading causes of injuries in the United States, that doesn’t make them any less traumatizing. After a car accident, you may be feeling vulnerable and helpless. As if suffering from your injuries and trauma isn’t challenging enough, you may also be concerned about having to pay out of pocket for medical expenses as well as costs to repair your damaged car. That’s where our Macomb car accident attorney steps in. At Rehn Law LLC, our legal team is committed to advocating for our clients’ rights to compensation after an accident caused by negligence. With our unwavering support, we can help you file a personal injury claim and achieve your desired results. With decades of experience helping car accident victims, we know what it takes for a claim to be successful.

Contact our team online or by phone at (309) 228-2008 for a free consultation regarding your car accident. We can help determine liability and collect evidence to begin building your case.

What to Do After a Car Accident

A leading type of personal injury claim is for injuries sustained in auto accidents. More than 6 million car accidents occur in the U.S. ever year, injuring more than 3 million people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). After a car accident, you may be in shock and unsure of what to do. It’s crucial that you seek medical attention immediately if you’re injured. Not only does your health come first, but your physician could document your injuries that you may use in your personal injury case.

Documentation is key in building evidence to support your claim. When you hire a personal injury lawyer, they can use their resources to investigate your accident and gather evidence that includes photos of the damaged vehicles, witness statements, driver information, and crash reports. Crash reports are created by the officer who responds to the scene of your accident and can be accessed by contacting the station. Many individuals are unaware of just how much evidence is needed to support a claim, and don’t know where to begin. Important evidence may disappear in the days and weeks following an accident, which is why it’s important you act quickly and enlist the professional guidance of a lawyer.

Common Types of Car Accidents

There is a wide variety of car accident types, as car accidents can occur anywhere from on a highway to in a parking lot. Car accidents can involve not just other drivers and passengers, but nearby pedestrians, including construction site workers and bicyclists.

The most common types of car accidents include:

  • Rear-end collisions: These common types of accidents occur when the front end of one car collides with the back end of another car and can be caused by tailgating or when the back car is speeding and/or doesn’t brake in time. In most cases, the fault falls on the car that does the rear-ending.
  • Side-impact collisions: Also known as T-bones, this occurs when one car crashes into the side of another and accounted for 27% of vehicle passenger deaths in 2009, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. These often occur at intersections when cars attempt to make turns despite not having the right of way.
  • Head-on crashes: One of the most dangerous types of accidents, this occurs when the front ends of two cars collide with one another. These accidents often result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities, including head and brain trauma.
  • Accidents while merging: Many accidents are caused when drivers are merging or changing lanes and fail to adhere to driving laws like signaling or checking their blind spots for cars before moving over.

Depending on the nature of the accident, including the speed and size of the cars involved, your injuries can range from minor to serious. Many car accidents end in fatalities, especially if the cars involved were driving at high speeds.

Common injuries sustained in car accidents include:

  • Bruises and abrasions
  • Sprains and fractures
  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Back and spine injuries
  • Neck and chest injuries
  • Head and brain trauma
  • Internal bleeding

How Does Human Error Cause Accidents?

Most car accidents are caused by driver error – even the accidents that occur in rainy weather or on icy roads. Even though weather conditions and other hazards can create dangers for cars, it’s still ultimately the driver’s responsibility to drive safely.

Many accidents are a result of distracted driving, reckless driving, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Intoxicated driving slows down reaction times, which means drivers may not brake or swerve to avoid a road hazard until it’s too late. They may also become distracted or fatigued and drift into other lanes. Distracted driving, which can occur when drivers fail to focus on the road due to texting or talking on the phone, also causes accidents. Reckless driving includes failing to follow safety laws and includes one of the leading causes of accidents: speeding.

Ready to return to your normal way of life? Call our Macomb car accident attorney today at (309) 228-2008 to get started on your case.

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