After a car or big truck accident has caused injury to you or your loved ones, the last thing you want to worry about is the bill. Paying for medical bills after an accident is not a fun topic, but one that must be discussed.
Many people who are in serious car accidents feel overwhelmed. The medical bills pile up, and after several calls with insurance, they're nowhere closer to receiving a settlement check to cover their expenses than when they first began.
The moments after an accident can be an emotional blur for everyone involved. It can seem that there are a lot of steps to remember following a wreck. However, there are a few things that anyone involved in an accident should NOT do to avoid headaches in the days and weeks to come.
No one expects to be in a car wreck, and many people are unprepared for what to do when an accident actually happens. One of the most important parts of the after-accident to-do list is filing an accurate and timely insurance claim.
Fault is a complicated issue when it comes to car wrecks. Most accidents are, well, accidental. However, there is often an issue of negligence that determines who is at fault in an accident.
Auto accidents are no joking manner. Every single year, more than three million people are injured in car and truck accidents across the country, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Multi-car accidents are very common. It's estimated that up to ⅓ of all car accidents involve more than two vehicles. In Tennessee, 46% of all accidents were multi-vehicle accidents in 2015. Multi-car accidents also include pile-ups and chain-reaction accidents. Not many people know what to do in the instance of a multi-vehicle accident, but it's best to be prepared.
The National Safety Council puts out an annual Injury Facts study. In the 2017 edition, the top causes of preventable deaths among 1-24 year olds is motor vehicle accidents, causing 33% of deaths in 1-4 year olds, 56% of deaths in 5-14 year olds, and 57% of deaths in 15-24 year olds.
There were a total of 4,067 fatalities in large truck crashes in 2015. In the same year, 116,000 people were injured in large truck crashes, up from 111,000 in 2014.