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A car accident can change your life forever...

Life can change in an instant, never to be the same again. You think about things completely different after being in a car accident. For example, pre-accident people think of car insurance in terms of repairing their vehicle. After an accident, you are probably going to be more focused on repairing yourself.

And even if you're the sort of person who never imagined suing anyone, you might find that a lawsuit is the only way to make things right financially after your life was upended in an accident that should never have happened. Enjuris is here for those times. Check out the information and guides below, and if you're thinking about hiring a lawyer you can start safely with our attorney members.

I’ve been in a car accident - what now?

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Car Accident Statistics

Auto Accident Data

  • Reported car crashes: 6,296,000
  • Fatalities: 35,092
  • Alcohol-related crash fatalities: 9,306
  • People injured: 2,443,000
  • Speeding-related fatalities: 9,557 (27%)
  • Pedestrians injured: 70,000

Per day:

  • People died in a car crash: 96
  • Alcohol impaired crash deaths: 28
  • People injured: 6,693
  • Pedestrians injured: 192

Distracted Driving Stats

  • Drivers talking on phone at any moment: 7%
  • Drivers doing something on phone right now: 10%
  • No. 1 cause of teen drivers’ deaths: distracted driving
  • Car crashes caused by distracted driving: nearly 1 in 4

Sources: NHTSA, IIHSHLDI, Texas Dept. of Public Safety, TTI

Personal Injury Timeline (P.I.T.)

My Car Accident Story

My Car Accident Story: Mourning the Person I Used to Be

How being rear-ended in two car accidents changed a young woman's life forever...

Dawne’s Story: From Car Accident Survivor to Support Group Leader

How this one motor vehicle accident survivor decided to help others...

Careless Drivers Cause Major Trauma Even in Minor Car Accidents

After being rear-ended twice by distracted drivers, one woman shares her lessons learned...

Documents & Evidence Checklist
Checklist of 30 items to help you prepare for making a personal injury or accident claim
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Accident Report Form
Sample post-accident report form to keep in your glove box - fill out at the scene or as soon as you can after a car accident
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Exploring Women's Injury Issues

Posted by Locke & Quinn on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Attorney Colleen M. Quinn and paralegal Katie Obermiller of Locke & Quinn discuss injuries unique to women. The show includes a special interview with Jennifer Kain Kilgore, attorney editor of Enjuris, about her severe injuries through two car accidents and in particular how the injuries and the legal process impacted her as a woman.

Personal Injury Guides

Car Accident Damages

Damages/Expenses Worksheet
Damages worksheet to track expenses for your injury claim (medical treatment, property damage, lost wages, prescriptions)
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Post-Accident Journal Form
Sample accident journal/diary to help you document the effect on your daily life
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Your First Meeting with an Attorney
A worksheet to prepare for your first meeting with a personal injury attorney – what to bring, what they'll ask
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Personal Injury Attorney Interview Sheet
Worksheet with questions to ask a personal injury attorney to help determine if he or she will be a good fit for your case
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