Car Accidents

Night of the Wrongful Death

shutterstock_97542812Halloween is considered by law enforcement to be one of the deadliest nights of the year, as it is the one night of the year that children are out on the streets at the same time as adults are getting drunk and behind the wheel. That is an unfortunate combination that, sadly, results in many preventable deaths.

Halloween 2014 ended with the deaths of three 13-year-old girls out trick or treating in California, while in Arizona 5 people (2 children and 3 adults, one in a wheelchair) survived when they were hit by a car while crossing a street but four of them are in critical condition.

In many cases, pedestrians are hit by vehicles operated by an impaired driver who was driving too fast pr failed to slow down at crosswalks. Many of the victims are children, some as young as two years old. But not every accident was caused by high blood alcohol content. One child was struck by a bus on the highway when the adults failed to properly supervise the toddler. On at least one occasion, the victim ran out into the street without looking.

In such instances, assigning fault is not always easy, although leaving the scene, which is what happened in several of the incidents, is already a crime in itself. Such tragic incidents often have long-reaching consequences for all parties concerned. It would be advisable for parents to closely supervise young children and caution older ones repeatedly while trick or treating.

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Election Advantage: Driver Errors Committed By Motorists

Each and every motorist has the responsibility to uphold the duty of safe driving while on the road. When a driver neglects this duty, a simple error in judgment can result to devastating accidents which can injure innocent drivers and bystanders. When a vehicular accident has resulted from a drivers’ negligence, then he or she will be held liable for the injuries sustained by people involved in the accident.

Although albeit similar to reckless driving, driver errors are deemed as a passive form of danger; depending on certain situations, some driver errors could lead to legal liability more quickly as compared to other situations. Some of the most common forms of driver errors committed by motorists are:

  1. Failure to follow traffic signals and signs
  2. Over-speeding, driving too slow, and other moving violations
  3. Failure to maintain the car conditions resulting in broken brakes, mirrors, headlights, brake lights and other car parts
  4. Driving while distracted
  5. Road rage
  6. Failure to yield to other drivers

Driver errors are a huge contributor in car accidents, mainly because inconsiderate driving of other people could lead to dangerous situations resulting to road accidents. Medical costs, car repairs, property damages and other considerations may be too much to bear, especially if you are already suffering from the pain of the accident. One way to ease the burden is through a personal injury claim.

If you are considering a personal injury claim, there are certain factors you should first consider, such as state laws, insurance, and other things. Personal injury claims can be complex and time-consuming, so it would best to have personal injury attorney who can help in giving you necessary legal advice as well as represent you in court when needed.  An auto accident attorney would be enough to protect and fight for your right for compensation.

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