Car accidents, no matter how big or how small, will eventually touch your life in some way, whether it happens to you or a loved one. From pile-ups on the highway, to a fender-bender on a neighborhood street, experiencing or witnessing an accident is nearly inevitable. However, it’s also possible for you to become injured or for someone to lose their life as a the result of a traumatic car accident.
Drunk driving accounts for 10,076 deaths in 2013. In spite of attempts to catch offenders or prevent them from getting behind the wheel in the first place, it’s still a serious epidemic. In 2011, there were 716 drunk driving fatalities alone. The consequences for such accidents are grievous, including heavy fines, community service, incarceration, and a criminal record.
According to Distraction.gov, over 430,000 people were injured in 2014 due to a distracted driver. But what exactly entails distracted driving? Distracted driving can include everything from texting and calling, eating, and applying makeup, to shaving, talking to passengers, and more. If you take your eyes off the road for just a few seconds at around 55 mph, you’ve gone the length of a football field without watching the roads. A lot can happen in that length of road, including devastating, and sometimes fatal, accidents.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding has been responsible for approximately one-third of all vehicle fatalities. It’s a basic fact: speeding can kill. Your chances of being involved in a motor vehicle accident nearly triple when you speed. Speeding prevents you from noticing important road signs, sharp turns, and even other drivers on the road.
The moment you’re involved in a car accident, it’s important to get to safety. Any injuries are addressed in a hospital setting, and you give your testimony to any law enforcement involved. After these steps, it’s important to contact the team at Landay and Roberts, especially if you’ve been injured as a result of the car accident. The goal is to discover who is at-fault for the accident, and who should pay reparations for their negligence.
Having legal representation is important as a go-between for law enforcement involved in your accident, insurance companies, and other experts. If you have been injured due to another driver’s recklessness, trust in Landay and Roberts to retrieve the compensation you need to pay for medical bills, rehabilitation and therapy, and other expenses that you have during your healing process.
Have you been injured as the result of a negligent driver, such as drunk driving, distracted driving, speeding, and more? You deserve compensation to help pay for your recovery and your troubles. Contact the practice of John K. Landay and Malcolm B. Roberts right away, and we’ll review your case for free at no-obligation.
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