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.
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.
A car accident can be a life-changing event. While some car accident victims can escape a wreck with only financial damage caused to their vehicle, others are subjected to serious physical injuries. Perhaps the most severe amongst these are brain injuries. Those who suffer brain trauma can face long-lasting effects, and their recoveries are often incomplete. The direct effects of such an injury can result in an inability to walk and adequately communicate, and thought processes are often affected as well.
It's no secret that distracted driving is an all too common problem. People are often observed to be manipulating their radio, engaging with passengers, eating and searching floorboards for objects when they should be focusing their attention on the road. Of course, the biggest culprit when it comes to distracted driving is the cell phone, and a recently released study shows that it may be a bigger problem than it was in the past.
No matter how safely you drive, a negligent driver can take you by surprise and cause a devastating car accident that leaves you and your passengers seriously injured. That may sound scary, but it's the truth. Every day innocent individuals are injured in car accidents caused by negligent and reckless motorists.