When you are involved in an auto accident resulting in injuries to you and/or the people travelling with you in your vehicle, or the other drivers and/or the people travelling in their vehicle, then you may either be liable for damages or eligible for compensation under certain circumstances. If you ever find yourself in such a situation, then having a basic idea about tort law can help you avoid costly mistakes. Here is a glossary of important personal injury terms (in alphabetical order):
You can never rule out an auto accident no matter how careful you are. You don’t have to be drunk or negligent to be in one; another careless driver can ram your car from behind, collide head-on with you or hit you from the side. Whether you are involved in a minor collision with no injuries involved or a major crash that results in severe injuries or even fatalities, you should know what do to after the accident – whether you are at fault or not. This makes the experience a little less harrowing and helps you avoid a costly lawsuit.