Auto Collision Lawsuits
What Are Some Types of Auto Collisions?
Auto collisions can happen in a number of different ways. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, the liability of each party may be affected. Also, certain types of auto collisions are associated with different types of injury and/or damage to the car.
Some types of auto collisions are:
- Rear-end collisions: These can lead to whiplash injuries, and damage to the bumpers of each car.
- Head-to-head collisions: Head on collisions are among the most dangerous types of auto collisions. High speed, head on collisions can lead to serious injury and damage.
- Side collisions: These can be particularly dangerous for passengers, especially if the driver had run a red light or a stop sign at an intersection.
- “Pile-ups”: Multiple car pile ups are also very dangerous and can damage an automobile from all different angles. These can happen under bad weather conditions (such as heavy fog or rain).
How Do I Prepare For an Auto Collision Lawsuit?
When preparing for an auto collision lawsuit, it’s important that you prepare the documents that may be necessary to file for a damages award. These documents can include:
- Any statements or admissions of fault by the other driver
- Medical bills or hospital receipts
- Receipts for mechanical repairs of your car
- Proof of insurance and driver’s license
- Pay stubs for proving lost wages
- Any photographs or video footage of the incident and the scene of the accident
- Witness statements and testimony
- Police reports
By compiling these documents, you’ll be able to supply proof regarding the amount of damages that you might be entitled to. Also, you may wish to create a written account of the accident. You should do this soon after the accident, while the events are still fresh in your recollection.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Help With an Auto Collision Lawsuit?
Auto collision laws can vary by state. If you’ve been involved in an auto collision, you may wish to hire a qualified lawyer for help with the legal process. Your attorney will be able to assist you in filing the proper documents on time. Also, your lawyer can be on hand to provide you with guidance and legal advice during the actual trial proceedings.
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Last Modified: 10-22-2013 12:25 PM PDT
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