car accidents

More than Vehicle Damage, Personal Injury after a Wreck

Submitted by jrlaw on Jun 9th, 2010

Sometimes, the most frightening part of a car wreck happens after the crash is over. You may, for instance, find yourself sitting in a wrecked vehicle and not knowing for sure if you’re hurt. When adrenaline kicks in, our perception of pain is vastly diminished. This means, for instance, that you may not know you’re bleeding until you actually see the blood or may not know that you’ve broken an ankle until you try to walk. Any vehicle accident attorney sees plenty of cases where the damage suffered from a wreck manifested a bit after the incident had passed.

If you’re in a car accident, personal injury is always a concern. Start by checking yourself for obvious signs of injury. Look around to see if you’re bleeding and check your face in the mirror to make sure that you’re not injured there. Car wrecks happen fast, and it’s quite possible to bounce your face off of your steering wheel or console without really remembering it. Make sure your vision is clear. If you have double vision or trouble focusing, you may have a concussion or other head injury. Look for signs of those injuries in any passengers, as well.

10 Ways to Avoid a Hazardous Driver

Submitted by jrlaw on May 27th, 2010

10 Ways to Avoid a Hazardous Driver

Any car wreck attorney can probably tell you plenty of stories of clients who knew something was wrong with the driver who injured them before it happened. There are plenty of times when people are on the road and when a driver in another lane or at an intersection seems off. Sometimes it’s obvious that they’re drunk. They may be swerving, driving way too slow or too fast and so forth. In other cases, it’s just obvious that they’re not paying attention and that an accident is inevitable. There are some ways you can avoid these drivers. Here are a few things to watch out for.

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