Wet Road Accidents
Driving on any road can be dangerous, and the unfortunate truth of the matter is that no matter how responsible and safe of a driver you are, you will always be at risk of injury as a result of other peoples’ actions. How often are you driving on the highway in a rain storm with both hands on the wheel, only to see someone go flying past you in the left lane driving over the speed limit meant for perfect weather conditions? These types of drivers, among others, are the ones that are more likely to cause accidents, and unfortunately, their selfish and reckless actions can have a direct, long-lasting impact on you if you are involved in a collision with them.
After an accident that someone else causes, whether due to wet roads or any other circumstances, you will be able to file an accident claim with their insurance company to recover compensation for the damages that you suffer. These damages include things like your medical bills and lost wages, but also include important damages like your pain and suffering and additional emotional or psychological impacts of the crash. However, getting the money that you deserve is complicated, and can feel nearly impossible while you are trying to recover from your injuries.
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Working with a personal injury lawyer is one of the best ways to get the compensation that you deserve following a wet road accident while giving yourself the time and space that you need to recover from your injuries. Many people incorrectly assume that hiring an attorney will cost them money out of pocket, but our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you will not pay until we win, and will not owe us anything if you lose. This type of arrangement is a win-win, as we can fight for more money than you would have gotten on your own while you are able to focus on your recovery.
We offer a free initial consultation where we can discuss the specifics of your accident, as well as to provide you with an understanding of what you can expect as our valued client. We have represented countless accident cases stemming from wet roads and other adverse weather conditions, and will be happy to do the same for you. Request your initial consultation directly from the website so that we can help you fight the insurance company as soon as possible.
What To Do After a Wet Road Accident
If you are in a car accident that was caused by dangerous weather conditions, your safety should be your absolute top priority as you take the first steps. This can be difficult to remember as you are surging with adrenaline and panic, but the following steps are meant to give you a general sense of what you should do in order to maximize your own safety at the same time that you are setting yourself up for long-term success with your insurance claim or lawsuit.
If your car is in the middle of the road around a blind turn in the pouring rain, it makes sense to either get the vehicle to the side of the road, or to get out of the vehicle and out of the way of oncoming traffic. If you have road flares or other warning markers, you or someone else can set them out to alert oncoming drivers of the hazard. If, however, your injuries are severe, then staying still and immobilizing the injury is your best bet.
You or someone else at the scene of the accident should contact 911 as soon as possible so that the operator can alert police, fire, and EMT responders of the accident. Once the professionals are onsite, you can follow their lead and let them handle the situation using their years of training and procedural experience. Speaking with a 911 operator can also help calm you down a bit, knowing that someone is there to help and that authorities are on their way.
Get Medical Attention
Once EMTs are at the scene of the accident, they will be able to examine your injuries and provide you with emergency care. Whether they take you to the emergency room in an ambulance or you walk away on your own, it is essential that you have a followup appointment with a physician in order to have your injuries treated, as well as to establish documentation of the injuries for use in your insurance claim.
Hire an Attorney
Before you even make your first contact with the insurance companies, hire an attorney who will be able to handle the entire process for you. Stress can impede your recovery significantly, so when you have a lawyer who is managing the entire claims process for you, you can focus on your recovery while not worrying about making innocent mistakes that can set you way back in the claims process, such as accidentally accepting more fault than is fair.
File an Insurance Claim
Once you are working with the car accident attorneys at Fasig | Brooks, the next step will be to file an insurance claim and begin the long fight of getting you the money that you deserve, and not just the money that the insurance company hopes to pay. Insurance companies focus on paying as little as possible for any given claim, and yours will be no different. Luckily, you will have a diligent and aggressive law firm fighting for what you are entitled to.