When you think of a car accident, what comes to mind? Head-on collisions, fender benders and one-car crashes to name a few. Rollovers, one type of car accident you may have overlooked, only account for 2.1 percent of accidents, according to statistics from SafeCar.gov. However, rollovers are responsible for 35 percent of all passenger vehicle fatalities.
Imagine another car lightly taps your bumper and the brief impact results in a small dent. You think, “It’s not a big deal,” – you and the other driver decide not to contact your insurance carriers. You still exchange names and phone numbers, just in case something comes up. The incident is behind you, until the next time you’re at the body shop or worse, you get a call from the other driver’s insurance carrier.
In 2018, cars operate much like a computer network. Signals travel through its various systems, causing parts to operate and alerts to be issued. Yet in some cases, the pathway is not always smooth and can’t produce clear results, leading to vehicle performance failure.
When you’re running late and need to get through traffic, you may put the pedal to the metal and travel beyond the posted limit. You may get to your destination sooner, but at what cost? As statistics show, speeding literally kills.
No one plans on getting into a car accident, being injured or causing property damage. Yet, it can happen to even the most careful drivers. After you receive medical attention, you decide to pursue a claim against the other driver. At this point, you need to begin gathering evidence.