While being involved in a car accident is the last thing on a person's mind, it is an event that could occur and could greatly impact the life of an accident victim. Our law firm understands that drivers and passengers in Massachusetts could suffer tremendously in a car crash. Not only could their health be at risk, but they could encounter financial hardships due to their injuries, damages and losses suffered in the incident. This is why it is crucial that victim understand their rights and take appropriate actions following an automobile collision.
Drivers in Massachusetts understand the safe driving habits could help increase the safety of drivers and passengers on the roadways. Although upholding their duty of care while behind the wheel and following the rules of the road could prevent a car accident from occurring, it does not always prevent them from encountering a negligent driver. When a driver speeds, fails to check their blind spots, travels too closely to other vehicles, fails to maintain their lane or does not signal a turn or maneuver, a serious accident could ensue.
The number of intensity of distractions has steadily increased as technology becomes more widely available and an essential part of many people's lives. But texting or other uses of technology aren't always to blame for a driver being distracted from the road. A large number of accidents are created by impaired drivers who are under the influence of illegal and legal substances alike.
Driving in the United States is a privilege and not a right, which is what any teenage driver should realize Because driving is a privilege, the right to operate a motor vehicle on the public roadways could be suspended or even revoked in certain situations. Driving without the proper licenses and permission can reach the level of criminal behavior even without violating any other laws. Car and truck accidents involving unlicensed drivers may find themselves being resolved in civil as well as criminal court.
Accidents can occur at any moment and for seemingly no reason at all, but in reality most accidents are caused by some kind of human error. Businesses know that human error is not only dangerous but can be costly - sometimes prohibitively so. In an attempt to save money and make work safer, industries have created standard practices and minimal safety levels for most activities, especially the more dangerous ones. However, even with training and frequent reminders accidents still occur and companies are still liable if their employee's actions injury another.
Car accidents are generally unexpected for all parties involved. While this may make sense on the surface, logically, people should expect their behavior to create the perfect conditions for an accident. On any given day, drivers run a red lights or roll through a stop signs, drive while texting, driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and partake any number of other distractions. All of the above behaviors increase a person's chances of being involved in a car accident, yet some drivers engage in one or more of the activities nearly every time they get behind the wheel. Even though most auto accidents don't involve serious injury, those responsible for the accident still face liability for any damages they cause.
Being in a car accident can cause a variety of emotions, with anger and frustration being a very common feeling in victims of car accidents. However, immediately after a car accident it is best to stay calm and not say impulsive things or accusations since car accidents can result in legal action against you or the insurance company.