Minor Road Accidents
Minor Road Accidents
In terms of number in traffic accidents, minor accidents are significantly frequent compared to major and fatal crashes, but reported damages for both are rivaling in terms in property and physical damage as well as its reported delayed complications that resulted in disabilities and deaths. Minor accidents can happen literally everywhere such as in parking lots, highways, small roads, near house, etc., it can take in any form such such as rear-end and front bumps too.
Specifically, minor car accidents involve slight damage to property or to people involved in the said accident and even after the minor accident, vehicles and people involve can still work and operatable. To emphasize minor accidents, here are some common forms of it:
- Slight fender bends
- Broken headlights and/or taillights
- Dents on doors or side of the vehicle
- Crack on window
- Tire blowouts
What to do after a minor accident?
Each state has different law regarding how to deal with a minor accident and this affect the legal procedure it would take and actions of victims and reaction of the at-fault driver but here are some common among states on how to deal with a minor accident:
- File a Police Report
All car accidents has to be reported whether it is a major or minor accident and even if there is no physical harm or property damage were dealt. As a victim or even an at-fault driver, you should file for one as it benefits you as the case progresses, first as a victim, your case will be transparent and even for police to start investigating and your initial statements are strong, second as an at-fault, your charges and offense will be lighter due to apparent cut to one's negligent acts.
- Check for sustenance of Injuries and Property Damage
After parking on a wide space, check for the possibility that you and your occupants have sustained minor injuries as well as check your car as they are determinant for you and your lawyer to file a claim as well as the potential value of your claim. In terms of safety, immediately seek for opt medical care for internal injuries as they may develop in to a bad complication if left unchecked.
- Exchange for information
If managable, have the urge to exchange for information with the at-fault driver or the victim driver if you were on at-fault. Essential information such as driver's name, address, email, phone number, license plate, car model and year, and insurance policy information too can give ease to both sides for better negotiation on how you are going to settle the case.
- Contact your best lawyer
Consulting for your lawyer following a minor accident is encourage since even the smallest accident happened on you, its civil litigation part is still complex for new to the matter. Having an honest lawyer on your side could give you an upper hand and may get you awarded for a compensation pay as a victim in no time and get the highest possible value of your claim and they are totally free since they are paid when you are paid either.
If ever one of your family members or closests friend has been involved in an accident who have sustained either minor or significant injuries and even a possible disability because of the driver that has shown apparent negligence and recklessness and caused a minor accident, you can always refer help from a professional experienced injury lawyer to smoothen things out as your hired lawyers can help you decide from their factual and legal advices.
Ryan LLP is an Ohio based injury lawyer that represents victims of personal injury caused by car accidents, medical malpractice due to medical professional's negligence, and even wrongful death against large companies, agencies and even individuals. We have 40 years of experience doing our service in this field and evidently successful with our civil litigations. Call our office now for free legal consultation.