You were involved in a fatal car crash. Fortunately for you, you survived. The other driver who crashed into you, however, died from catastrophic injuries. Your initial reaction may be one of sadness or remorse, but then you have no choice but to turn your attention to yourself and your own injuries. If the at-fault party has passed, who is going to pay for your medical expenses, loss of wages, and accruing out of pocket expenses? Plus who will be responsible for your emotional and mental trauma resulting from the remnants of the collision?
Whether you were involved in a hit and run or if the other driver refuses to give you their information, you can still file a claim for your injuries and damages to your property. But it is important to take the right steps to increase the likelihood of a successful claim.
Depending on the extent of your injuries, your medical expenses can start adding up directly from the scene of the accident (if you were taken to the hospital by ambulance). From there, treatment appointments mixed with potential time off work can make your astronomical medical bills almost impossible to cover yourself.
The construction industry has boomed over the past several years. It seems as though there are construction projects everywhere you look. Although the projects provide a big economic support, they can also be a hotbed for serious construction accident injuries and fatalities.
When you are injured in an accident caused by the negligence or recklessness of another party, you expect to get paid. However, there is nothing more frustrating to someone who has been injured in an accident than destroying the value of their own injury claim.
Medical treatment after an accident is not only crucial to your recovery process, but it will also significantly impact the value of your personal injury claim. Insurance adjusters assess your injuries based almost entirely on your medical records.