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Car Accidents Essay

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Car accidents are a leading cause of both morbidity and disability. A car accident is said to have occurred when a motor vehicle collides with another motor vehicle, a pedestrian, an animal, a structure, a building or road equipment.
Despite strict laws that govern speeding, drunk driving, distracted driving and overall driver negligence, car accidents continue to increase. New data from the National Safety Council shows that car accident fatalities have increased by a third from 2014 to 2016 in Georgia. This is the fifth highest increase in the country overall and is more than twice the national average. Motor vehicle fatalities have increased by 14% nationwide from 2014 to 2016. In fact, 2016 has been the deadliest year for the US since
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Often these damages can be quite significant. Many times, the amount can easily surpass the average annual income of most people. That is why all drivers on the road are required to carry liability insurance.
Your response in the event of a car accident is dependent on the level of damage. If it is a minor accident, drivers can often get away with a simple citation. But if there are serious injuries and/or damage, drivers can be held financially liable and can also be heavily penalized. The driver's license can also get suspended or revoked depending on the circumstances.
If you are a victim, you should know that you are entitled to compensation. If it is an open and shut case and if the other driver is clearly responsible for the accident, your personal injury claim will be quite simple and should not take long to be approved. However, most of the time things are not so simple. Even if the at-fault driver has insurance coverage (which is required by law), that driver's insurance company may still try to challenge your claim in order to reduce their payout. This is very common and dealing with insurance companies is a major problem that most plaintiffs have to bear. In any case, the law allows you to file for damages no matter what the other party says or does. You can initiate a formal process through the civil court where you can seek compensation from the party who is at fault. When you file such a lawsuit,
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