With six million car crashes occurring annually in the U.S., one in three collisions results in driver or passenger injuries, many of which are fatal. Therefore, it is important to know what to do to protect yourself immediately following a crash.
A work zone is an area of roadway undergoing highway construction, maintenance or utility-related repairs. Although these zones are typically marked by signs, traffic devices, barriers or pavement markings, they can increase the risk of an auto accident. It can be difficult to determine which party is liable for the victim’s injuries in a work-zone auto accident.
Virtually every personal injury lawsuit requires proving that someone else was legally at fault for your injuries and damages. Often this requires showing that the individual or entity was negligent. Negligence is generally synonymous with carelessness. It occurs when someone fails to act as a reasonable person would in similar circumstances.
Although it may appear that an insurance adjuster is on your side and working to help you, his or her goal is to reduce the amount of money the insurance company pays for your claim. The adjuster’s only focus is on representing the best interests of the insurance company. They are not interested in helping you.