Car accidents happen more often at intersections than any other place. They happen because some drivers try and beat red lights, fail to yield the right of way, get impatient and hit you from the rear and turn in front of you at an uncontrolled crossing.
Some drivers are just too tired to drive safely. Others fail to notice traffic around them because they are distracted by something, typically these days a cell phone, or are driving while intoxicated or affected by drugs.
An accident at an intersection could involve a head on collision, a t-bone crash or a rear end collision. All of these possibilities could see you wind up in hospital and your vehicle towed off for expensive repairs. There is no reason why you should have to pay for any bills caused by an accident that was not your fault. File a personal injury claim against the driver with the help of a PI lawyer.
Medical Bills After an Accident at an Intersection
It’s easy to see why you can’t pay your bills after a crash at an intersection, as the scale of these accidents can be huge. Injuries depend on how your vehicle was hit. The worst injuries occur when there is a head on collision at speed, such as when you are hit by someone coming from the opposite direction who is trying to run a red light.
Serious injuries like facial damage, teeth loss, brain injury, head and neck injuries and spinal damage all require surgery, long treatment times, potential long term medical needs and then there are the financial implications of a long period without work.
Even less severe collisions, for example, if you are hit from behind by a frustrated or distracted drive, may mean injuries like whiplash.
Property Damage Bills After an Accident at an Intersection
The damage bill after an accident at an intersection depends on what was damaged. A rear-end collision may only mean a rear bumper repair and a few scratches and tail light replacement. This could still mean a bill in the hundreds of dollars. If your vehicle was hit in the front, your engine may be a write off or at least mean expensive repair work. This could be in the order of several thousand dollars if you have a high end vehicle.
In addition to the cost of repair or replacement of your vehicle, you may have to add on the cost of towing your vehicle away and additional costs due to the fact that your own vehicle is out of action while being repaired.
How a PI Claim Can Help Pay Bills After a UPS Accident
If you can’t pay the bills mentioned above and believe that the accident was not your fault, you may be able to recover the full cost of medical treatment, lost earnings, the damage bill for your car and other losses through a personal injury claim. You do have to prove that the other driver was at fault and this is not always easy, especially if you have been badly injured and are taken to hospital quickly by an ambulance.
You may be able to obtain a copy of the accident report completed by on-the-scene police officers and eye witnesses who saw the accident happen may come forward and make a statement. The damage report by the car repair yard will be useful evidence and if you are able to do so at the crash scene, take as many photos as you can with your cell phone or camera.
Working With a Lawyer
It is best to contact a personal injury lawyer about your accident as soon as you can after you have received treatment for your injuries. The lawyer can provide an opinion about what your chances are of obtaining compensation. If you have good grounds for compensation, then the lawyer can act on your behalf.