A lot of car accident claims arise from simple fact scenarios where one vehicle rear-ends another or two vehicles "trade paint." But not every claim stems from a fender bender. Different issues arise when a car accident involves a pedestrian, or when a passenger is injured, or when the accident might have been caused by a vehicle defect or distracted driving. We'll provide in-depth information on those kinds of claims and more in this section.
7 Types of Car Accidents and How to Avoid Them
The possibility of a car crash exists every time a driver gets behind the wheel. Learn the common causes of accidents and ways to reduce the odds of a crash.
Car Accidents Caused by Cell Phone Use
You may be liable for a car accident if you were using a cell phone or other device while driving.
Passenger Injury Claims After a Car Accident
What does an injured passenger need to know to make a successful insurance claim?
What to Do After a Road Rage Accident
How to deal with aggressive drivers, what to do after a road rage accident, and why you probably can't count on car insurance to cover these incidents.
How to Bring a Bus Accident Injury Claim
Bus accident claims usually are like other motor vehicle accident claims, but if yours involves a publicly-owned bus, watch out for some unique challenges.
What Happens if You're Hit By a Self-Driving Car? Who Is Liable in Autonomous Car Accidents?
As self-driving cars move out of science fiction and onto the nation's streets and highways, what happens when you're involved in an accident with a driverless vehicle?
Taxi Cab Accidents: Who is Liable for Injuries?
A taxi cab's involvement in a car accident doesn't affect your ability to make an injury claim, but it could affect the outcome.
Electric Scooter Accidents and Injuries
Electric scooters are an emerging form of transportation, and the law is racing to keep up.
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Am I Liable If My Teen Driver Causes a Car Accident?
In certain situations (and certain states), a parent can be financially responsible for damages when a teen driver causes an accident.
Who is Liable if a Driver's Ed Student Crashes?
A look at your legal options -- and answers to a few key liability questions -- if you think an unlicensed student driver caused your car accident.
Hit and Run Car Accidents: Who Pays?
Find out what to do after a hit-and-run auto accident and what the best option might be to cover your losses and injuries.
Consequences of a Hit-and-Run Accident
It's never a good idea to flee the scene of a car accident. Here's why.
Car Accidents With Pedestrians
Here's what to do, and how to determine fault, if you hit a pedestrian.
Pedestrian-Car Accidents: Civil vs. Criminal Consequences
Especially when a violation of the law is involved, after a car-pedestrian accident the driver might face criminal charges in addition to civil liability for the pedestrian's injuries.
Is There an Average Settlement Amount for a Pedestrian Hit by a Car?
The value of your pedestrian accident claim depends on the unique details of your case, not on the settlement outcomes of others.
I Was Hit By an Uber or Lyft Driver—What Now?
Key liability and insurance issues if you're in an accident with a rideshare driver.
How to Protect Yourself With Insurance for a Rental Car
Plan ahead to protect yourself from financial disaster if you’re in an accident while driving a rental car.