Our roads have become much more crowded. More and more lanes have to be constructed and opened to keep ahead of the demand, but more drivers than ever before are driving far too fast to get to their destinations as soon as possible.
This is when accidents are caused when a driver loses control of his vehicle while merging in and out of traffic. When this happens you could be injured in a side swipe caused by a merging driver.
Injuries That Can Occur In an Accident While Merging on a Highway
A side swipe caused by a merging driver who wasn’t paying full attention to what he or she is doing can cause devastating injuries as the car that caused is likely to have been driving fast. A side swipe could completely destroy a door allowing glass from the window to be flung into the driver’s face causing eye damage and facial lacerations.
Depending on how close the at-fault driver’s vehicle got to the interior of the car the driver and/or passengers could suffer from a variety of injuries such as broken limbs and head injuries. You should be able to recover the cost of medical treatment, the doctor’s fees and an amount calculated for the pain and suffering you have had to endure as a result of the merging accident.
Filing a PI Claim for Injuries After a Merging Accident on a Highway
Before your claim can be successful you will need to attach every bit of relevant evidence when you file the PI claim. You can expect to receive an amount that covers your lost wages, the full cost of your medical treatment, damage to your car and even compensation for the pain and suffering you have had to endure due to the merging accident.
The evidence you could use to support your PI claim could be any or all of the following:
- the accident report compiled by the attending police officer;
- eye witnesses’ written accounts;
- a written document provided by your employer providing your wages; ;
- the repair bill for your car;
- evidence of costs paid for medical treatment;
- photographs taken of the merging accident;
- if required crash investigation report.
Working with a PI Lawyer
One of the commonest worries following a merging accident is running out of money so there is nothing left to pay the bills. You will need to get your personal injury claim in as quickly as possible so you can avoid the financial burden of being without money.
If you hire a PI lawyer your claim will likely be pursued as quickly as possible and no stone will be left unturned to get the settlement you deserve, including wages lost because you can’t work.
The commonest inconvenience likely to hit you after the accident with multiple drivers is that you won’t receive your normal wages until you return to work. You may find difficulty paying your bills.
You need to make sure you hire a lawyer to work on your behalf to win the settlement you deserve. Trying to negotiate a PI claim on your own with the at-fault driver’s insurer may not be as easy as you think. Complete the Free Case Evaluation on this page today!