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Common Causes of a Car Crash

Car Crashes can occur in a variety of ways with varying degrees of damage. Fortunately, States and national entities such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recurrently collect and analyze car crash data that can inform drivers’ behavior and shape public policy decisions. The following are some of the most common causes of car crashes:


  • Driver Inattention/Distraction (e.g. sending texts, doing make-up)

  • Fatigue/Drowsiness

  • Alcohol/Drug Impairment

  • Speeding

  • Faulty Maneuver

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What to Do After an Auto Accident

Immediately after a car crash, you may be left feeling confused or disoriented—wondering which steps to take next. Although every circumstance presents unique challenges, the following are some general things that you should do after a car crash:

Stop at the Scene

Many states require that you immediately stop your car at the scene or as close as possible to the scene of the car crash without obstructing traffic.

Get out of Immediate Harm if Necessary.

If any vehicles involved in an auto accident present an immediate danger, such as a car fire or explosion, and you are physically able, you should get your body out of harm’s way to prevent a more disastrous outcome.

Contact Emergency Response/Report the Car Crash.

After an auto accident, is essential that you or someone at the scene contact a local agency responsible for emergency response, if available.

Document Damages.

Human memory is notoriously unreliable over time. The details of an event may escape you. so it is important to document the scene of the car crash, if possible.

Identify Witnesses/Collect Evidence

The more documentation that you have to support your account of events, the stronger your claim. So, it’s important, if possible, to gather witness information (name and contact) and/or record a witness’s first-person account.

Seek Treatment Immediately

It cannot be overstated how important it is to seek treatment after an auto accident. The adrenaline after a crash may mask any injuries, but as early as you begin to experience symptoms (which may be the same evening), you should see a qualified health care professional evaluate your condition.

Do Not Speak with the Other Driver's Insurance Company

Statements made to an insurance company representing the person that hit you, can and will be used against you if your statements hurt your case.

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To prevent having to speak with an insurance company and to protect your rights, it is best to contact an attorney immediately following an auto accident. An attorney will direct all communications away from you so that any misstatements cannot be used against you in later proceedings.

Additionally, each state has its own laws regarding mandatory reporting following a car crash. Some states require immediate reporting following all car crashes. Others, such as Texas, require immediate reporting when the car crash results in death, injury, or property damage of more than $1,000. Other states have various lengths of time in which to report a car crash.

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Even when car accidents occur at low speed, they can result in traumatic injuries and damages. Whiplash alone can leave a person debilitated for numerous weeks, if not longer. Even seemingly minor injuries can develop into serious issues and cost thousands of dollars in medical bills. Whether you have suffered a devastating brain injury or a serious neck or back injury, it is crucial that you take the proper steps to secure a fair outcome for your case. Most importantly, you need to retain an injury attorney who can help you obtain the maximum recovery you deserve.

Depending on your case, the personal injury attorneys at The Cedrick D. Forrest Law Firm will fight to ensure you get compensation for:

  • Medical expenses.

  • Pain and suffering.

  • Lost wages.

  • Past and future earning potential.

  • Property damage and repair costs.

  • Funeral costs for wrongful death.

  • Any other damages that apply.

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Legal Remedies After a Auto Accident occurs

Insurance Companies are notorious for delaying, denying, and diminishing car crash claims. In the event that the at-fault driver’s insurance company refuses to offer a reasonable settlement, you will need a skilled personal injuries attorney to file a lawsuit on your behalf.


At law, a tortfeasor is required, to the extent possible, to make you whole again. As such, there are an assortment of legal remedies, known as “damages,” that may be recoverable, including:

  • Past Medical Expenses

  • Future Medical Expenses

  • Past Pain and Suffering

  • Future Pain and Suffering

  • Past Mental Anguish

  • Future Mental Anguish

  • Past Physical Impairment

  • Future Physical Impairment

  • Past Physical Disfigurement

  • Future Physical Disfigurement

  • Loss of Consortium

  • Loss of Earnings

  • Lost Earning Capacity

  • Property Damage;

  • Loss of Use;

  • Exemplary Damage

Each of these damage categories has specific legal requirements of proof before you can recover damages. A skilled personal injuries attorney can assist you with maximizing your recovery. Contact a qualified auto accident lawyer at the Cedrick D. Forrest Law Firm today and let us help you recover what you deserve.

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That means that when a case is taken on, we use our own money and resources to fight for clients. We will investigate, go to court, hire experts, and do whatever is necessary to win your case. We will never ask for any money upfront for contingency matters. No money is owed by the client to us if no monetary recovery is made. That is our promise.

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The experienced personal injury attorneys at The Cedrick D. Forrest Law Firm can help you build a strong case that establishes negligence and recovers the compensation you need by conducting a thorough investigation of the 18-wheeler trucking company.

It's important that your attorney know where to look to find the evidence that will prove your case and maximize your recovery. After a traumatizing accident, our desire is to remove as much stress from you as possible, which means we will take care of all the investigation, paperwork, phone calls, insurance, and other issues so that you can recover from your injuries.

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