If you have been injured by another motorist’s negligence, you likely not only need medical care and treatment but also fair compensation to address the physical, financial, and emotional damages you face. Being injured by the negligence of another can leave you feeling especially vulnerable. At 388CEDA, we offer a full suite of medical services to help you regain your health and well-being, and if you are looking for professional legal counsel, we can recommend – upon your request – an experienced auto accident attorney in Hollywood who can help skillfully advocate for your case’s best possible resolution.
The fact is that the vast majority of car accidents are caused by driver negligence. Everyone who gets behind the wheel of a car owes a duty of care to others on the road, and this duty includes following the rules of the road and driving safely in relation to the condition of the road and the traffic on it. When motorists allow anything to interfere with this duty, they greatly increase the risk that a dangerous accident will occur.
Driver negligence can come in a wide array of dangerous forms, but there are several basic categories of such negligence that account for the largest number of accidents out there.
You know that drinking and driving is exceptionally dangerous, and so does everyone else. This fact, however, does not stop some motorists from getting behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol. Alcohol impairs one’s ability to make sound decisions (getting behind the wheel in the first place, for example) – in addition to one’s motor skills and vision. Any one of these limitations is dangerous on its own, and when they occur in tandem, the results can be deadly. In fact, impairment and fatal traffic accidents are closely associated.
In order to drive safely, motorists must apply their full attention to doing so. A motorist who is focused on anything other than this task is a dangerously distracted driver, and unfortunately, there are more than enough distractions to go around. The starring distraction, however, is texting and other smartphone activity. When a motorist turns to his or her phone to send or read a text, it amounts to about five seconds of driving blind (at highway speeds), which is not safe at any speed.
The impairment caused by drowsy driving is surprisingly similar to drunk driving, and while most of us would not consider getting behind the wheel while impaired, we fail to give much thought to driving under the influence of exhaustion.
Driving at excessive speeds is the hallmark of aggressive driving and is exceptionally dangerous. In fact, speed plays too significant a role in fatal car accidents and makes dangerous car accidents far more likely to happen in the first place. Motorists who exceed the speed limit – or drive too fast for the condition of the road – leave themselves less time to react safely to dangers ahead and help ensure that any accidents that ensue as a result are that much more dangerous.
If you have been injured by another driver’s negligence, the damages (or losses) you suffer are likely to be significant, and can include:
If you’ve been injured in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, 388CEDA offers the comprehensive medical care you are looking for. We can also recommend an accomplished auto accident attorney in Hollywood (upon your request that we do so) who has the legal insight and skill to help guide your case toward a favorable resolution. To learn more about how we may be able to help you, please don’t hesitate to call 1-800-388-CEDA today.
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