Imagine you're driving down a familiar street enroute to work when you approach an intersection. The traffic light is green so you don't slow as you approach and plan to continue through the intersection. While doing so, you notice a car quickly approaching from the right. That's the last thing you remember before the car crashes into the right side of your vehicle and the airbags deploy.
Anyone who has ever been involved in a motor vehicle accident can attest to the feelings of fear and disorientation that follow. While it's normal to feel bewildered and dazed, it's important that a driver take steps in the wake of an accident to ensure that, if necessary, he or she is able to take legal action.