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.
Arizonans who are injured in a car accident can suffer extensive harm. Sure, some car accident victims are fortunate enough to escape a wreck with mere bumps, bruises or minor cuts, but others suffer injuries that can wreak havoc on their lives. Brain and spinal cord injuries are the most obvious of these injuries, as they can result in permanent disability and the need for long-term care.
A car accident can cause a wide variety of injuries. Although many of these injuries by themselves are relatively minor, the accumulation of multiple moderate injuries can still leave a car accident victim in a painful and worrisome predicament. Physically recovering from a multitude of injuries can be challenging in many ways. Sure, it can be physically and emotionally trying, but it can also be financially draining.
Phoenix residents who find themselves operating their vehicles near semi-trucks can wind up nervous. This is usually because they know that one minor mistake on a trucker's part can cause serious damage, leaving them with serious injuries. All too often this fear becomes a reality. In these situations, car accident victims can struggle to find a way to overcome their injuries, regain their physical capabilities, recover their financial losses, ease their emotional trauma and obtain a sense of justice.
Far too often, car accident victims are left with catastrophic injuries. Amongst these injuries are those that affect the brain and spinal cord. Many Arizonans are aware of the physical limitations that can be imposed upon these individuals, but it is often challenging to see how these injuries can affect one's day-to-day living.
A recent post here discussed how marijuana can diminish an individual's ability to drive safely. Those who are under the influence of this and other drugs can see their reaction times decreased, their ability to multitask limited and their perception impaired. As a result, they put themselves and other motorists at risk of being involved in a car accident. Negligent drivers who run red lights, fail to sufficiently brake for slow or stopped traffic and those who cross over into oncoming traffic can all cause serious and even fatal wrecks. Sadly, these are just a few of the negligent acts that can leave innocent individuals with serious injuries.
Drunk driving continues to be a problem across Arizona. However, as marijuana becomes more acceptable in society, more individuals are turning to the drug. This means that there is likely to be an increase in the number of drivers who are under the influence of marijuana. But how, if at all, does marijuana affect a person's ability to drive safely?
The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one can be a difficult thing to handle. At a time of emotional turmoil for surviving family members, these individuals are forced to consider the oftentimes grim reality of their newfound financial situation. No one wants to think about money in the immediate passing of a loved one, but a personal injury lawsuit could provide much needed financial relief and a sense of justice and closure.
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.