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The worse happens: a drunk driver strikes your vehicle and you and/or any of your passengers are injured because of it. The drunk driver is apprehended and taken into custody. You are taken to the hospital for personal injuries. What happens next?woman-in-shock-after-car-accident-300x200

For many people who are hit by a drunk driver and survive, they often think they can’t file a claim if the driver has been charged and is undergoing a criminal investigation. That is far from the truth. Here’s what you should know if you are in a car accident caused by a drunk driver and sustain injuries, particularly brain traumaspinal cord injuries, or multiple bone injuries common to drunk driving accidents.

Drunk Drivers are Drivers Nonetheless and May Have Auto Insurance

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Summer is usually time for construction, maintenance, or repairs on highways and interstates. It’s also time for road trips. The combination of the two can be deadly. So, when a car accident happens in a work zone, who is liable for it?

Who is liable for car accidents in work zones?

A car accident in a work zone is like any other car accident really: whoever was at fault is liable. Two prime suspects for liability include:

  1. the driver; and
  2. the construction company. work-zone--300x225

The At-Fault Driver

Many work zone accidents are the result of negligence, and examples of driver negligence include:

  • multi-car collision after the first car collides with construction equipment;
  • rear-end collision while cars are moving slowly or are stopped and are bumper to bumper;
  • collisions caused by distracted drivers who fail to see warning signs, construction workers, etc.

When a driver is at fault for the car accident, you can file a claim or lawsuit against his or her auto insurer as well as the driver directly, depending on the circumstances.

The At-Fault Construction Company

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Merging auto accidents are accidents that occur when one car swipes another vehicle either from the side or sometimes from the back while merging into another lane. Merging onto another road or into another lane is something that happens on a regular and daily basis, so these accidents happen rather frequently. They can result in property damage, bodily injuries, and/or fatalities. It depends on the circumstances of the accident, but of course, speed always plays an important role in how severe or not an accident is.merging-lane_change_accident-300x200

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Imagine you have just moved to our beautiful Manchester, New Hampshire, and a friend comes to visit you in your new surroundings. You decide to take your friend on a scenic drive along the Amoskeag Millyard Scenic and Cultural Byway to show off your new town’s historic landmarks and boutiques, when suddenly you’re involved in a car accident, a serious one, and your friend is injured.passenger-300x159

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