In most cases car accidents result in injuries and property damage that is caused by the accident. However, it is not uncommon for an accident to cause flying debris or remains which can harm others. It is important to know what options are available if you are injured by flying debris from a car accident.
In accidents debris can be found all over the road. In fact it is possible for such debris to come into contact with traffic. Additionally, some accidents occur where the initial impact causes some of the debris to fly into the air. Flying debris may include items that are heavy or sharp. If any vehicle or person is close to the accident point these objects can cause property damage or bodily harm. Where large debris items slam into vehicles they can create injuries such as whiplash, concussions, broken bones etc. At the point of impact debris can embed into the vehicle or remain inside the body of the new victim.
Flying Debris: How?
Accidents between one car and an object or two or more cars on the road can create flying debris. A drunk or distracted driver can crash into the railing, the side of the road or a bridge. Under such situations this may cause parts of the car to fly off and hit something far away. This type of non-standard accident can generate new victims. The impact and how the debris is created can fly into another car that is nowhere near the accident point.
The driver responsible for the debris is the reason for the injury and property damage an individual suffers. The injured individual or who has had property damaged may choose to sue the driver through a personal injury claim. However, it is importance to have both evidence and witness testimony or video surveillance of where the flying debris came from.
Many victims of flying debris can claim certain damages to an insurance company and health insurance policy. However, it is important to have a lawyer represent you in settlement talks with the insurance company.