Most traffic offenses are pretty minor. Failing to use a blinker, for example, is probably something a lot of people have done at one time or another. While infractions like this, including speeding and failing to yield, can pose an accident risk to other motorists, they pale in comparison to some driving behaviors that can be considered criminal in nature.
The chances are pretty high that when you can look at individuals who are driving around you at any given point in time, at least one of them is looking down at a cell phone. By taking their eyes off the road, even for a few seconds, these motorists are traveling great distances with what essentially equates to blindness. The extent of this problem is staggering, too. A recent survey found that even though 84 percent of people identify cell phone usage while driving as a dangerous activity, 90 percent of those surveyed admitted to engaging in such behavior. This has led to an unbelievable number of accidents that have left innocent individuals seriously injured or dead.
There are a number of injuries that are commonly suffered in car accidents. Broken bones, cuts and lacerations, and whiplash are all seen with frequency in the aftermath of wrecks. Their commonality doesn't diminish the pain they can cause, though, and these injuries oftentimes require extensive medical treatment that can leave a victim with long-term damage.
If you've ever watched a courtroom drama on television or in a movie, then you may feel pretty familiar with some of the legal maneuvers and tactics that are employed during litigation. While some of these portrayals carry hints of truth, many of them are dramatized for effect. One thing about making and meeting objections that makes them of critical importance, though, is the impact that they can have not only on the pending matter, but also on any potential appeal.
Car insurance comes in various forms with different amounts and types of coverage. With so many options and requirements, trying to understand a policy can become confusing. However, having a full understanding of an insurance policy and its limitations is critical. This is especially true when one is injured in a car accident and hopes to file a lawsuit against a negligent driver to recover damages.
As we discussed last week on the blog, there are a variety of damages that an individual can suffer when he or she is involved in a car accident. The most obvious of these damages are economic in nature, such as medical expenses and lost wages. But noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering and disfigurement, can drastically impact a victim's life, too. Although money may not be able to heal all wrongs, it can usually assist these victims in covering their expenses, recouping their financial losses, and proving financial stability during their time of need.
Phoenix-area residents who are injured in a car accident can have a lot to deal with in the crash's aftermath. For starters, they can quickly accumulate seemingly insurmountable medical expenses that can threaten their financial well-being. On top of that, they are oftentimes left unable to work, which means lost wages. Taken together, these damages can leave a victim facing a difficult financial situation. However, these economic damages are not the only kinds of losses that these victims can face.
We all recognize the dangers that motor vehicles can pose when they are driven in a negligent fashion. However, none of us really expects to be injured in a car accident. Tragically, however, many people find themselves suddenly afflicted with serious injuries when they or the vehicle in which they are riding is hit. Recovering from these injuries can be a monumental task. Physically, a victim can experience significant pain and suffering, and may be unable to do the things that he or she once did on a regular basis. In addition to these losses, car accident victims can be inflicted with emotional and financial damages.
Motorists in Arizona should do everything they can to anticipate errors on the part of other drivers, so that they can better avoid being involved in a car accident. Although being alert and as safe as one possibly can while behind the wheel helps, the scary reality is that we only have so much control of our own fate on the road. More often than we care to think, negligent motorists make mistakes that put innocent and unsuspecting individuals in harm's way. Sometimes, these drivers are fortunate to escape with nothing more than a few cuts and bruises. Other times, however, such accidents are fatal.
Many Arizona residents who are involved in a car accident are able to recoup their financial losses simply by filing a claim with their insurance company. However, many motorists on the road are uninsured or underinsured. When these individuals cause an accident, victims can be left in a precarious financial position because, without additional action, they will be personally responsible for their losses.