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Drivers need to know car accident procedures and legal defense options

To support car accident victims, LawyersandSettlements.com promotes free case evaluations from nationwide lawyers.

Los Angeles, California - Over 6 million car accidents, 3 million injuries and 43,000 related deaths occur each year, according to 2002 U.S. Department of Transportation data. These statistics show that 50% of car accident victims will suffer injuries and property damage.

If involved in a car accident, victims should call the police, get witnesses, take pictures and take notes. If injured or hurt, victims should seek medical attention as quickly as possible and also consider legal counsel. A lawyer can provide valuable legal guidance, launch an investigation and compile medical data. Each state has a statue of limitations - a deadline to file a lawsuit - so it's important to seek legal advice as soon as possible.

Car accident victims may not be hurt at first but realize pains and injuries several days after the accident. In many cases, neck and back injuries may worsen, limiting mobility, and leading to work absences. Depending on the situation, a car accident lawsuit can be filed against the negligent driver, their insurance company, or the victim's insurance company.

Based on negligence laws and insurance coverage, car accident victims may be entitled to receive compensation for lost or damaged car property, past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of wages, etc. LawyersandSettlements.com promotes free case evaluations for car accident victims.

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