Car Accidents | Blogs by Steven Titus & Associates, P.C.
An automobile accident can be very traumatic. After calling 911, you will want to make sure that you and all your passengers are getting all the medical attention they need. When you get a chance, it’s also important to collect contact information from all other drivers involved in the accident and any witnesses.
Drivers pull off on the side of the road because of mechanical breakdowns, medical emergencies, and other reasons. Many people do not realize what a dangerous place the side of the road can be. A significant percentage of highway fatalities involve people on the shoulder of the road who are hit by vehicles. This type of crash can be particularly deadly when a stranded motorist who gets out his car is struck by a vehicle traveling at highway speeds.
Weather in Wyoming can be severe during the winter months. Snow falls frequently across the state from October through May and begins as early as late September in the lower elevations. Snowfall at lower elevations exceeds five inches on average approximately five times per year. We may see accumulations of 10 to 15 inches or more from a single snowstorm. The combination of low temperatures, high winds, and moderate to heavy snowfall can cause blizzard or near blizzard conditions that can last for up to three days.
Wyoming streets, roads, and highways are traveled by local drivers, as well tourists from out-of-state who come to hunt, enjoy our lovely scenery, or visit one of our many state attractions. Many are just passing through while heading to another destination.
Wyoming weather is changeable, with heavy rains, snow, and icy roadways a common issue. Weather conditions, or negligent driving conduct, can trigger an accident involving many vehicles, with serious injuries. A multi-care pileup leads to vehicles that rear-end others, with a domino effect. A rear-end collision, sideswipe, or other impact can leave a driver and their passengers with serious or even fatal injuries.
If another person crashed into your vehicle, you deserve to get your medical bills and lost wages paid as soon as possible. Unfortunately, car insurance companies do not make the process easy. They will often fight accident victims over small details to avoid paying the full amount a victim’s claim is worth. Some will even blame the victim or argue that the victim is lying.
The biggest question we get asked by new clients is, “How am I going to pay for my medical bills?” At the end of the day, our goal as personal injury attorneys is to make sure you are taking care of after an accident. If you had to pay for a doctor’s visit out-of-pocket or need surgery, we include these costs in your claim. But while your claim is being negotiated, there are ways you can cover your bills or get them extended until you receive a settlement.
Wyoming is big on snow. Or rather, snow is big on Wyoming. What with being bordered by the Rocky Mountains to the south and west and hosting a few national parks, we in Wyoming get a lot of weather come winter. And sometimes, even in populated areas, it’s just too much to handle.
The first few weeks after a car accident can be some of the most stressful and draining moments of your life. You may be dazed by your injuries, worried about paying medical bills, and tired of dealing with insurance companies. Insurance adjusters often start off sweet-talking accident victims with lofty promises and kind words, only to offer a lowball settlement that barely covers an emergency room visit. With your bills stacking up, you may be tempted to accept it, but you should speak to an attorney first. At Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., we can help you understand the true value of your case and demand proper compensation for your injuries.
Following a car accident, you should immediately report the incident to the police. Not only is this required by law, but it also can help you file a claim with the other driver’s insurance company. Police reports hold a lot of authority during insurance negotiations and in a jury trial. They may clearly outline why the other driver caused the accident and why he is liable for your injuries, increasing your chances of receiving compensation.
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