Car Accidents Are on The Rise as Travel Increases
The time between Memorial Day and Labor Day often is referred to as the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer because of all the vehicle accidents on the roadways. The simple reason for the increase in accidents is that there are more vehicles on the road, increasing your chances of being involved in a wreck because of someone else’s negligence. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an auto accident, trust the experts at John Mobley Law Firm to get you the compensation you deserve.
Why Is There More Traffic During Summer?
There are several factors that lead to increased traffic during the summer. First, students are out of school, which puts more vehicles on the road in the hands of young, inexperienced drivers. Families tend to go on vacation during the summer, and more large RVs and camper trailers are going from one place to another. In South Carolina, drivers do not need extra training or licenses to drive most large RVs. During the summer, construction jobs increase, putting more construction vehicles on the road. Many transient workers who serve as laborers or produce pickers are on the roads, going to where the work is located.
If You’ve Been in An Accident
We hope you are never injured in an automobile accident, but if you are, the John Mobley Law Firm is here to help. Here are some tips to follow immediately after an accident:
- Because your adrenaline is pumping, you might not register pain in the normal way. Do not tell anyone – witnesses, the police, paramedics, etc. – that you are OK.
- If you are injured, allow emergency responders to examine you and transport you to the hospital, if necessary.
- If you can, take photos of the accident, including damage to your vehicle and the placement of the vehicles.
- Get the names and contact information of witnesses.
- Contact John Mobley Law Firm as soon as possible.
Filing a Lawsuit
Civil lawsuits can be lengthy and complicated, which is why your vehicle accident attorney will first try to settle with the responsible party’s insurance company. If your attorney cannot settle for appropriate compensation, he or she will file a lawsuit on your behalf. If the lawsuit still does not result in a settlement, it will go to trial for a judge or jury to decide.
Many lawyers you see on TV are what we refer to as “TV lawyers” or “advertising lawyers.” They only look for the fastest settlement for you, then move on to the next client. Many of them have never tried a case in a court and never intend to, which is why they do not often get
large settlements for their clients. The attorneys at John Mobley Law Firm will go the distance for you and try your case in a court, if necessary. Contact us today to get the compensation you deserve!