A pregnant woman who was seriously injured in a head-on collision was able to give birth to a healthy baby girl shortly after the accident. Unfortunately, the driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident died at the scene of the crash.
Young drivers behind the wheel of a vehicle can be a scary reality to take on. These inexperienced drivers may be more prone to take risks and generally are not well versed when it comes to defensive driving and avoiding collisions. Nonetheless, even the most experienced drivers in Arizona drive dangerously. After all, it is not only youthful drivers who drive while distracted. Baby boomers are also noted for their contribution to the distracted driving epidemic on the roadways across the nation.
Alcohol lowers a drinker's inhibitions and raises the amount of time they need to respond to external stimuli. Larger amounts of alcohol can cause a drinker to lose physical coordination and interfere with cognitive function. That can be a deadly combination when the drinker gets behind the wheel of a car. A drunk driver can make terrible decisions, fail to see obstructions and other people until it's too late, and wait too long to hit the brakes or steer out of the way.
Automation seems to be the way of the future. While some robots are stuck vacuuming carpet, other robot-like machines are invading more every-day parts of our lives. One of the biggest is driving. Some companies are dumping billions of dollars into the driverless car industry in hopes of capitalizing on the transportation of tomorrow. But as the industry quickly shifts to driverless vehicles, many are left wondering just how safe these cars are.
Wrong-way drivers are arguably the most dangerous motorists on the roadways. Whether due to intoxication or distraction, these drivers often don't even realize that they are driving against traffic. This means that they usually don't slow down and don't attempt to take corrective action prior to a collision. As a result, car accidents involving wrong-way drivers often occur at high rates of speed, which, in turn, can leave devastation in their wake.
Driving is an inherently dangerous activity. Yet, the risk of being harmed in a car accident increases exponentially when the motorists around you act negligently. This negligence can take many forms, including distracted driving and drunk driving. However, even mistakes as simple as failing to abide by traffic laws can have serious consequences, as demonstrated by the results of one recent study.
The damages suffered in a car accident can be extensive. The most obvious are physical in nature. Motor vehicle accident victims can be left with broken bones, torn ligaments, and brain and spinal cord damage. They may be left permanently disabled, disfigured, and in a lot of pain. This physical harm is often accompanied by financial losses. These damages typically take the form of medical expenses, future treatment costs, and lost wages.
We spend a lot of time on this blog talking about motorists whose actions cause otherwise preventable motor vehicle accidents. Oftentimes these drivers act negligently by driving while distracted, drunk, or tired, or by failing to obey traffic laws. However, negligence can go further than a driver's actions. In fact, inactions on the part of a motorist can lead to a serious car accident that results in significant harm to innocent individuals.
The worst car accident injuries are those that leave victims with permanent disabilities, disfigurement or that end up causing fatalities. Although these individuals or their families face enormous losses that typically can only be recovered through a personal injury lawsuit, even comparatively minor injuries can result in serious physical, emotional and financial harm. Therefore, those Arizonans who are injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another need to carefully consider whether they want to pursue legal action in hopes of recovering damages.
When we talk about car accidents on this blog, it may be easy to think that these severe wrecks are few and far between. However, the truth of the matter is that negligent drivers abound, presenting themselves on nearly every street in our city. This means that on any given day, you could be placed at risk and, in the blink of an eye, be seriously injured in a car accident.