We get in our vehicle with the assumption that if we drive within the speed limit, obey the laws and pay attention to our surroundings, we will arrive at our destination without any problems. Unfortunately, this is not always true. Accidents do happen. Automobile accidents lead to millions of needless injuries every year.
Every day the number of accidents involving injuries is larger. This is partly due to the skyrocketing number of drivers who are not paying attention to the road. People like you are suffering more than ever due to drivers who become distracted and pay less attention to their actions behind the wheel. Often times the effects can be devastating. Serious injuries, permanent disabilities, financial devastation, and lingering psychological trauma are just some of the problems which need to be overcome after an accident. In the saddest cases, people are left behind to pick up the pieces after a loved one has been wrongfully killed as a result of wrongdoing or negligence on the part of an automobile driver.
You have certain rights. You should not have to suffer due to another person’s carelessness or disregard. However, do not think that all you have to do is contact your insurance company and everything will be taken care of. Remember that insurance companies are in business to make money, not pay it out. The less they pay in claims, the more profitable they are.
Common Reasons for Auto Accidents
· Inattentive drivers
· Reckless driving
· Use of cell phones and/or texting
· Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
· Awareness deficit
· Ignoring hazardous conditions