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Hit While Merging on a Major Highway

Have you been injured while driving on a major highway? If so, a personal injury attorney may be able to help you.

What Happens When You're Hit By a Merging Vehicle

Merging vehicles have to yield to other drivers, so if you've been hit by another driver who was merging onto a highway, you might have a great personal injury claim. Personal injury claims are lawsuits against another driver or his insurance company to receive compensation for any car repairs or medical bills due to a car crash. You can also receive compensation for lost wages or even pain and suffering from a personal injury claim.

When you're hit by a merging vehicle you may sustain serious damage to your car in addition to bodily injuries. Here are just a few damages that may be eligible for compensation:

  • A new paint job if your car is sideswiped
  • Body work such as door repair and dent removal
  • Headlight replacement
  • Tire alignment
  • Replacement of your car if it has been totaled

These are just a couple of examples of potential damages--a personal injury attorney would be able to identify all damages you would be entitled to.

Working With a Professional

If you have been injured while merging on a major highway, you'll have a few factors to keep in mind. The first will be a statute of limitations. This is essentially a time limit for filing your claim. If you don't file your personal injury claim within the statute of limitations, you will not be eligible for any compensation.

Another factor working against you is your state's negligence laws. If you were partially to blame for the merging crash, you may not be entitled to a settlement. A personal injury attorney can help determine how much fault you share for the auto accident.

Here's a little more information on filing a personal injury claim depending on where your merging accident occurred: