Most of us go through our days hardly ever thinking about criminal law, civil law, personal injury, or accidents. Those things just don’t seem relevant when there’s work to be done, kids to care for, and life to live. But in the blink of an eye, an accident can suddenly become very relevant.
No one ever intends to get into or cause an accident. Yet every year there are 6 million car accidents in the US alone, and 3 million of us will be injured in them. 1.2 million people will die in one worldwide. Car accidents account for an enormous amount, 52%, of America’s personal injury cases.
What should you do if you are in an accident? If you’re the victim of an accident, things are fairly straightforward. If you’re injured, you go to the hospital. You call the police. If the other party was at fault, you