Automobile accidents seem to be increasing day by day. Individual state entities are spending a huge sum of money to create awareness in people to abide by traffic rules and regulations, as well as promoting safety precautions, such as wearing helmets. It is roughly estimated that 1.3 million people die every year in road accidents and more than half of them are young adults between the ages of 15-44.
Most people will have questions about car accident claims once they have been involved in a car crash. Answers to these questions can be found across several different internet resources. It all depends on how good are your research skills and how interested are you to read them. It is quite obvious that this is a large undertaking. Thus we have compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to car accidents.
1. How much monetary compensation would I get if I hit an accident?
The amount of compensation you can receive for your injuries depends on the extent of your injuries, the limits of any applicable insurance policies, and the ability of the offending party to pay out of pocket. Being able to prove medical expenses and lost wages can increase the amount of compensation you are entitled to. Thus, the exact amount varies from case to case. It is advised to consult legal attorney if you want a detailed assessment of how much you could potentially recover.
2. How do insurance claims work on car accidents?
Automobile accidents are usually due to negligence of drivers. These are usually considered torts because negligence is a type of tort. In this case, the insurance company of the offender would help pay for the costs incurred, which includes medical expenses, repairs and other losses like physical impairment, pain and loss of ability to earn wages, through driver at fault’s liability coverage.
3. What is the average payout for personal injury claim?
The compensation awarded is different in every case. The amount of compensation that would be credited depends on so many different factors: the severity of the injury, the situation (whether it was intentional or not) and many others. Generally the compensation ranges from three thousand to seventy five thousand dollars.
4. Who is liable in a car accident: the owner or the driver?
The insurance companies register the vehicles in the name of the owner. So, if the owner lends the vehicle to his friend or some other driver and he gets into an accident, the insurance company would provide the primary coverage for the victim’s recoverable damage.
5. Can I sue someone for mental distress as a result of a car accident?
The injured person has a right to immediately consult his legal attorney and get the legal advice in case of an accident. The situation varies from case to case. If the victim has experienced severe mental trauma, he may be able to claim compensation for mental distress and non-economic damages.