February 2022 Archives
Most car accidents do not result in civil lawsuits or criminal charges, but statements from witnesses who were not in either of the vehicles involved in the collision can still be useful to insurance companies when apportioning fault for the accident and determining appropriate settlement amounts for the parties who filed claims in connection to the accident.
The most common types of accidents in highway work zones are the ones that involve excessive speed or rear-end collisions; approximately a third of worker fatalities in highway construction zones involve commercial motor vehicles.
You probably know the things you should not do immediately after a car accident. Don’t panic. Don’t leave the scene of the accident because you could get criminal charges for hit-and-run.
Assigning percentages of fault after a car accident that involves only two cars is not always simple. Unless one driver did something egregiously dangerous, such as driving at double the speed limit or driving north in a southbound lane, there are usually things that both drivers could have done differently to prevent the accident.