Car accidents are one of the main causes of injury and death in America. Regrettably, the majority of these car accidents are completely avoidable. They are typically caused by negligent driving, which is when drivers neglect to obey the fundamental rules of the road.
The idea of negligence might be a little difficult to understand and even more difficult to prove.
In the last ten years or so, texting has grown into one of the most frequent and destructive kinds of driver negligence. According to the researchers at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it takes a normal driver five full seconds to read or send a text message. In this same amount of time, inattentive drivers can cover the length of an entire football field. It should come as no surprise, then, that specialists have calculated that texting while driving is the cause of one out of every four car accidents that take place.
Driving Excessively Fast
Drivers who neglect to obey the posted speed limits are not as able to respond quickly to dangers as they arise. Driving too fast also becomes extremely dangerous when motorists neglect to take prevailing road conditions into consideration. For instance, although driving along at 60 miles per hour might be acceptable on a nice, sunny day, driving that same speed can be considered negligent if the roads are covered with ice and/or snow at the time of your accident.
Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs and/or Alcohol
Data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration intimates that approximately thirty people throughout the United States die every day in accidents caused by drunk drivers. Even relatively modest amounts of alcohol are able to slow your reaction times while also causing drivers to behave more aggressively and/or reckless.
Drunk driving has the unique quality of a single incident prompting traffic, civil, and criminal cases. Civil cases afford victims a chance for justice should a drunk driver somehow dodge criminal consequences for their negligent actions.
Insurance companies are businesses before they are anything else. That means that they are there to turn a profit and the main way in which they do so is by taking in as many premiums as possible and paying out on claims as little as possible. You will be dealing with an experienced adjuster whose job is to do just that. If you want the best possible outcome for your case, you need an attorney who is experienced in these types of cases.
If you have been injured due to another person’s carelessness, negligence, or maliciousness, you need to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as you can. At Moynahan Law Firm, our attorneys are prepared to respond aggressively to your claim and to see to it that you get the full amount that you deserve for your damages.
If you would like to discuss your personal injury case with one of our experienced attorneys, then please reach out to us at (203) 597-6364 today.