Car Accidents In Review: Last Week

37,000 Americans die in car accidents every year, many of which involve distracted driving behaviors like texting, talking on the phone, or listening to music. Many of the dead include children aged 16 to 20. These are last week’s car accidents in review!

56-year-old actress Helen Hunt was riding in the back seat when she was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles, California. The SUV flipped when the vehicle was struck. She was temporarily hospitalized, but released only a few hours later with minor injuries.

A gravel truck driver in Howard County, Maryland overturned his vehicle after striking another car trying to turn left onto River’s Edge Road. The driver was killed. U.S. Route 29 was temporarily closed while authorities cleaned the site of the accident.

There was a four-car accident in Osceola, Indiana earlier last week, sending two people to the hospital. One vehicle whose driver is likely at fault smashed into another car head-on, forcing it off the road and nearly pushing it into the nearby river. Chief Mike Mclain said that authorities would release more details after they investigate.

A tragic accident occurred on the Ben Shemen interchange (Highway 4) in Israel, leaving a 12-year-old girl and pregnant mother dead at the scene. When the mother was pronounced dead, medical personnel at the hospital successfully delivered the baby in serious condition. Two other passengers, an 8-year-old daughter and her father, survived the accident with minor injuries.

Car accidents like these occur every second of every day — and yet many of us continue to fail to take seriously the consequences of those accidents. Don’t forget that there are many options available to you after a car accident that was not your fault. You deserve compensation for injuries and trauma sustained.

Personal injury attorneys work on contingency, which means they don’t get paid unless you do. That means there’s no reason to try to file a lawsuit on your own. 

If you were in a car accident, try to document the events that led up to the accident as best you can. Photograph your vehicle. Photograph your injuries. Keep a journal of your daily thoughts and feelings after the accident. Make sure your bills are all forwarded to the attorney of your choice.

Not sure which personal injury or car accident lawyer is for you? Most reputable lawyers will provide you with a free consult. There’s no reason not to ask around!