Merging accidents are very common. They can be very serious in nature and can result in life-altering injuries or even death.
There are a variety of potential damages that could result from a merging accident, depending on the severity of the crash, the kind of merging accident, the point of impact and the speed of the vehicles.
If you have been involved in a merging accident, you can pursue a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your damages. You need to document all the damages and gather evidence to support your claim.
Damages From A Merging Accident
Various damages will result from a merging crash. Property damages will result, so you should have a written repair estimate done to show how much it will cost to fix your car if it is repairable. Seek immediate medical attention. Keep copies of medical bills and medical records.
Maintain documentation to show lost wages and missed work. You will also have pain and suffering, permanent scarring and disfigurement, and you might have long-term disabilities.
Loss of consortium and loss of enjoyment of life are common damages suffered in merging accidents as well. Your personal injury attorney will help you determine which damages you suffered in the merging accident.
The Accident Report
Stay on the scene of the merging accident and make sure an accident report is completed. The officer will conduct a preliminary investigation and determine who is at fault for the crash that happened while merging. You will need a copy of this accident report.
Make sure you talk to the officer and give your account of the crash. Make sure any eyewitnesses stay on the scene and give statements as well.
Documentation is the key to a successful personal injury claim. Take photos of the accident scene and of the damage to the vehicles.
Maintaining Medical Care and Documentation
You should continue with the necessary medical care to ensure you make the best possible recovery. Keep copies of all the medical bills and the medical records.
These documents will show the severity of your injuries and will show some additional damages, such as medical expenses and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and a future loss of earnings.
They will also help show if you have permanent scarring and disfigurement or permanent disabilities. These records will help show loss of consortium and loss of enjoyment of life as well.
Consult With A Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been involved in a merging accident, you could have suffered a variety of damages. You should consult with a personal injury attorney who is licensed to practice accident injury law in your state. There is a strict statute of limitations that applies, so time is of the essence.
Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, so they are not paid until you are compensated for your damages through a personal injury settlement or judgment.
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