You’re driving peacefully when suddenly a terrible accident happens a few meters away. Although the incident occurred at a considerable distance, some objects flew and unfortunately crashed into your windshield. This caused irreparable damage to your car and terrible injuries to you and your passengers.
Our team at Abogados Centro Legal is familiar with this scenario. We will guide you through some considerations you should make if you ever find yourself in a similar situation.
When these incidents occur, fragments of the same vehicle that was in the accident can fly off, or objects can be scattered on the road. When other cars pass over them, these pieces can cause damage to other vehicles.
Unfortunately, some of these objects can be sharp parts, metal rods, or even tires. All of this is very dangerous, not only for your vehicle but for you, and it becomes a case of personal injury.
Damage to your vehicle can be repaired, but injuries to you or your passengers or even death can be delicate.
Personal belongings can be recovered, but health requires more time, not to mention the physical (pain, discomfort, and inconvenience), psychological (trauma or mourning in case of death), and economic implications (a physical disability that will prevent you from earning wages and exorbitant medical bills that you may have to cover).
If another driver is responsible for those objects, the victim must hire a lawyer and file a claim.
To document the case very well, it is essential to take photographs, and videos, and gather all the necessary evidence.
Perhaps at that moment, getting out of the car and taking photos with your cell phone is the last thing on your mind. However, it is vital that you consider collecting all the information you can safely. This is essential so that when you file a claim, there is a higher chance of success.
You may also want to take note of whether there are any surveillance videos in the vicinity, and if so, an expert will examine the case and can present it in a conciliation hearing or court if necessary.
In addition to documenting as much as possible, the first step is filing a claim with the insurance company. For this, it is essential that you hire a lawyer to initiate said claim and that direct negotiation with the insurance company is carried out.
As it is quite common for the insurance company not to pay for all damages or to make excuses, we highly recommend seeking legal advice before presenting a case in court to negotiate.
Knowing there will be an offer from the insurance company is helpful. In some cases, the lawyers who take your case will make a counteroffer to achieve the maximum economic benefit for the victim.
At Abogados Centro Legal, we have the necessary experience to help you. Remember that you should:
No matter how careful one is when driving, these accidents often happen inevitably. If you or someone close to you suffered an injury due to objects that hit your vehicle, remember that at Abogados Centro Legal we will you must consider:
The information provided here is for informational purposes only. If you require legal advice, we suggest contacting one of our lawyers at Abogados Centro Legal.