When you use the road every day, you hope that all drivers are being as safe as possible. You should always be on the lookout for distracted or reckless drivers. Additionally, hazardous weather conditions make driving much more dangerous. Despite your own carefulness and the cautiousness of other drivers on the road, you could end up in the worst circumstances: a car accident.
Suffering a car accident has severe consequences. Your car insurance rates increase. Insurance representatives or agents continually call you and harass you. Your vehicle may be damaged, and you will need to invest in repairs. You might even have to buy a new vehicle. Worst of all, you may suffer an injury. If it is serious enough, you may struggle to pay medical expenses, miss work and lose wages.
If the accident occurred as a result of negligence or reckless driving of another driver, the stress and frustration are even more apparent. You may feel helpless to do anything, especially if you are recovering from a serious injury. Even the safest drivers can become involved in an accident. It only takes a moment of distraction, a slippery road or other lapse in concentration. In the end, individuals must be held accountable for the accidents they caused, even if it was truly an accident.
Serious car accidents could result in a lot of stressful and overwhelming communication with your insurance companies and other entities, especially if negligence was part of the cause of an accident. It may be in your best interest to contact an attorney if you have been involved in an accident to help you through.