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Worst Car Accidents

No car accident is pleasant, but some result in horrific wreckage and catastrophic injuries. Multi-vehicle crashes can cause some of the worst damage: In 1990 a 70 car pile-up that stretched half a mile in Tennessee resulted in 13 fatalities. In 1991 a pile-up of 104 vehicles resulted in 17 deaths and 150 serious injuries, and in Virginia a snowstorm condition resulted in a 117 car pile-up, one death and 31 injuries.

A more recent problem on the road has been texting while driving. Most states have outlawed this, and when drivers violate these laws, devastation can result. In California, one motorist was paying bills via her cell phone when she collided with a car which resulted in the death of a passenger while another driver, logged onto Facebook on her phone, accidentally ran into and killed a man who was inspecting his car on the side of the road.

If you have been injured in a car accident, you could hold the other driver liable for the damage he/she caused. How can you prove that the other driver was at fault? As you prepare to file a claim, it is important that you ask yourself these questions:

  • What did the police report say?
  • Did the other driver break a blatant state traffic law?
  • Were you rear-ended?
  • Were you hit by a car making a left turn?
  • Was the other driver carelessly/unthinkingly doing something or did they recklessly/willfully cause you harm?

If you can prove that the other driver was involved in a negligent activity, such as texting while driving, you could be eligible to receive compensation. After an accident, the most important steps you can take to get your life back on track include: reporting the incident to the police, documenting the details of the crash, contacting the other driver's insurance company and hiring a personal injury attorney.

A personal injury attorney will understand your state's unique laws and will be familiar with the legal process you should take to fight for compensation. Sometimes you and the other driver could both be at fault, so it is important to examine the details of the crash through the eyes of a professional.

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