When you hear that your friend is in a car accident, you probably have a lot of questions. While hearing this news may be stressful and concerning, imagine how traumatizing it is for your friend. You probably have a strong desire to help but you may not be sure how to do it.
Perhaps you have had your eye on a sleek new vehicle for some time, or you pass a car dealership one day and have the hankering to test drive some cars. You end up with a vehicle to replace the one you already have. Naturally, you are excited and want to show off your car. You are probably not thinking about the possibility that another car could hit you.
So, you were involved in a car accident, and you are trying to determine what the next step should be. A major factor in your decision should be the severity of your injuries suffered during the incident.
In the age of Smartphones and touch screen onboard vehicle displays, drivers are paying less attention to the road and staring more at their electronic devices. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than eight deaths and 1,100 injuries occur each day in the United States due to car crashes that involve distracted drivers. Now a popular real-time game played on Smartphones, called Pokémon Go, is putting even more drivers, passengers, and pedestrians at risk.
California is a densely populated state with many people behind the wheel, which can make for dangerous driving conditions. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Golden State had more fatal car crashes in 2014 than any other state in the country, at over 2,800.