It is a beautiful day as you head to your last appointment. The sun shines brightly, the wind is calm, and the road you are traveling on has recently received a fresh coat of asphalt. You drive without a care in the world, that is, until the vehicle behind you hits your car. The impact is mild enough to cause a minor accident in which both parties appear to be in good health and both cars sustained relatively minor damage. All that you need to do is exchange information with the other motorist that includes insurance policy numbers and the names of your insurance companies. However, there is one glaring problem.
Both vehicles are blocking the flow of traffic.
Even with a minor car accident, the stress and confusion generated can lead to the making of poor decisions. Do you remove both cars from the accident scene to resume the normal flow of traffic or do you call 911 to activate the law enforcement system for responding to the scene of the car accident? The answer might lie in the statutes written into state law, but what if you do not know what the statutes want you to do? In most cases, removing both vehicles from the accident scene to resume the flow of traffic is the best option when responding to a minor vehicle collision.
One thing that remains the same after any type of vehicle accident is you should act with a sense of urgency by contacting a car accident lawyer. A minor accident resulting from a mild impact might not seem like it would cause considerable damage, but what you cannot detect right after a collision might become a major problem unless you have your car looked over by a certified mechanic. In addition to property damage, you might have sustained one or more injuries that produce delayed symptoms. An experienced car accident lawyer can help you recover the costs associated with a minor traffic accident.
Since 1988, the personal injury attorneys at Morgan and Morgan have helped clients recover the financial losses associated with vehicle collisions. We work with clients that got involved in a serious accident, as well as clients that walked away from a minor fender bender. Our personal injury lawyers have recovered more than $14 billion in monetary damages for clients, with a large percentage of the compensation coming from awards involving car accident cases.
Get the legal support that you deserve after any type of car accident by scheduling a free case evaluation today with Morgan and Morgan.