Just about any auto accident gets worse if it happens on the freeway. Rear-endings, hit-and-run collisions, sideswipes, and failures to signal or yield often take on a deadly quality. That is even truer of situations involving pregnant women, people with disabilities, poor truck-driving, or collisions with parked cars, for example. An accident can happen in a flash, and even extricating oneself from the immediate danger tends to be more difficult.
If you or your loved ones have been involved in an accident on the freeway in Arizona, it’s important to work with an attorney who understands the often-unique nature of freeway accidents, and who has experience in representing injured clients. The injury attorneys at Thompson Law Firm in Phoenix have a long track record of helping clients win compensation and justice. Contact Thompson Law Firm today, or read on to learn more about freeway accidents in Arizona.
With nearly 280 million vehicles using the freeways and highways every day, the US is one of the busiest countries in the world when it comes to traffic, which also means accidents on the freeway are very common. That also means it sees a significant number of accidents too with the US seeing around 6 million car crashes on average every year. Due to the nature of a freeway, accidents that happen tend to cause significant damage, because of the speeds involved. Many other factors also contribute to the high number of accidents, such as being distracted at the wheel, driving under the influence of drink or drugs, and even driving the wrong way down the freeway.
The most common type of car accident recorded on the freeways across the country is the rear-end collision, often caused by distracted drivers.
If you’ve been one of the 6 million unlucky enough to be involved in an accident on the freeway, it’s important to know what to do and what your rights are. First, due to the nature of freeways, if you’ve had an accident call 911 immediately and report it.
If your crash was the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing there are several options available to you, such as contacting your insurance company right away or, if your injuries are significant, finding a reliable accident attorney.
Depending on how bad the damage is to your car and the severity of injuries to you and/or passengers, you should call an ambulance or at least visit ER as injuries can be hidden and develop later. Once you’ve got medical attention, you’ll then need to tell your insurance company. Depending on the advice of the insurance company, you may also need to find an accident attorney.
Being involved in a freeway accident can be overwhelming, with medical bills and often time away from work, on top of the injuries. If your freeway crash warrants an accident attorney, contact Thompson Law Firm today. We’ll discuss your situation and next steps with you during a free consultation.
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