4 Difficult Drivers You Might Encounter at the Scene of the Car Accident in 2021
Thousands of individuals unfortunately lose their lives on Florida roadways every year. The National Safety Council has asserted that someone is injured in a car crash every seven seconds in this country and a fatality occurs in this scenario every fifteen minutes. In many cases, serious and life-threatening injuries occur because of accidents resulting from negligent driver behaviors. Tragically, in worst-case scenarios, people end up losing their lives due to another driver’s wrongful or negligent actions.
And unfortunately, the potential for another driver acting badly does not end as soon as the accident occurs. Below are four types of difficult drivers that you might end up encountering at the accident scene.
The driver who flees the scene. One of the most elusive drivers to keep up with is the one that doesn’t stay at the scene after the accident. In this circumstance, you should do what you can to document the driver who fled by recording any available details such as the license plate number, description of the car, and the description of the driver. You should also take pictures and record video if you are able to do so.
The driver who refuses to social distance. With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging on, you may also be faced with the scenario of a driver who isn’t wearing protective gear like a mask and doesn’t want to social distance. Regardless of your own thoughts on the pandemic, if you feel unsafe about the way that the other driver is interacting with you, it is okay to explain from a distance that you are going to wait for authorities to arrive and then stay inside your vehicle until they do.
The driver who is uninsured. The other driver may also suggest that you handle the damage from the accident without involving either insurance company. This is almost never a good idea and is typically only suggested by a driver who happens to be uninsured. If you suspect the other driver is uninsured, you should still try to get as much information about the driver and the vehicle as possible.
The driver who refuses to interact cordially. In some circumstances, the other driver simply refuses to cooperate and is adversarial for reasons that probably won’t be clear to you. In this circumstance, you should act much like you would in the event of a hit-and-run and record the information that you can from what you can see.
Obtaining the Assistance You Need Doesn’t Have to be Difficult With the Right Legal Help
If you were hurt because another person or company was negligent or was not following the law and you are not quite sure what to do, you should reach out to a legal team that can make sure you have a solid grasp on both your rights and the steps you should take next. As the experienced Ocala personal injury attorneys of the Pendas Law Firm, we have been successfully protecting and preserving the rights of those injured in carelessly caused accidents for years. We have committed ourselves to working hard for the accident victims we represent which has led to a solid record of favorable verdicts and injury settlements. If you turn to us, we will bring our passion for justice and skilled representation to pursuing any compensation that you may be entitled to as soon as you contact us for a free consultation.
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