Have you ever met someone who says that they hate turning left when they're driving? As it turns out, they're on to something. The reality is that left turns are incredibly dangerous for drivers, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Some have even argued that the road systems should do away with them entirely.
It is stressful to be involved in a car accident. No one ever expects it, and the resulting physical harm to oneself and damage to a vehicle can be extensive. The financial ramifications of one of these wrecks can be enormous, as car accident victims can be saddled with debt stemming from lost wages, medical expenses and mechanical repairs.
Trying to work after a spinal cord injury isn't always easy. Many people with this type of disability face considerable challenges, and some aren't able to return to the same job they did before the accident. The law does set some standards for accommodations but there are other considerations.
As previous posts here have mentioned, semi-trucks that are negligently or recklessly driven can pose a significant threat to other motorists. These truckers can cause their vehicles to swerve into oncoming traffic, blow through a stop light or fail to yield at a crosswalk, for example. The damages suffered in accidents caused by these truckers can be devastating, leaving victims with serious injuries, permanent disabilities and even leading to fatalities. The emotional and financial ramifications can be staggering.
The extent of harm caused to a car accident victim can be staggering. Victims may be left with a permanent disability or disfigurement, long-term pain and in need of ongoing medical treatment and rehabilitation. That's just the physical aspect. Car accident victims can also suffer extensive emotional and financial damage as well. With regard to financial losses, a victim may incur significant medical expenses and lost wages can create financial instability and uncertainty.
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable group of people using the roads because unlike drivers and cyclists, they have no form of protection in the event of a collision. Additionally, unlike drivers, they will likely not have accident insurance to protect them financially.
Few people expect to be attacked by an animal when they approach it, but the truth of the matter is that many individuals suffer extensive injuries, even the loss of life, in animal attacks. Many of these incidents involve pets, too. Regardless of the animal involved, the damages suffered by an attack victim can be extensive. Medical expenses and lost wages due to missed work are very real possibilities, but so, too, are non-economic damages, such as disfigurement and pain and suffering.