Though National Distracted Driving Awareness Month is coming to a close, it is important to understand the dangers of distracted driving all year. Numerous car accidents take place because drivers are letting themselves get distracted by various outside factors. While some people may not think that sending a quick text is a big deal, it can become extremely significant when momentary distractions cause fatal accidents.
Traffic violations can easily lead to serious car accidents. A driver may not think much of traveling over the speed limit or even consuming alcohol before getting behind the wheel, but in reality, these actions could result in someone losing his or her life. In addition to trying to handle the loss, the victim's family may have many decisions to make, such as whether to pursue a wrongful death claim.
Driving is a dangerous activity no matter how seasoned the person behind the wheel is. Individuals cannot account for how other people on the road will handle their vehicles and hardly know when someone is distracted or impaired. Unfortunately, these and other factors often lead to fatal accidents.
Many people choose to travel by foot for various reasons. While walking can help cut down on personal expenses associated with driving or having a car, it can also put individuals in danger of suffering serious or fatal injuries in the event of an accident. Unfortunately, with pedestrian fatalities on the rise, there may be more cause for wrongful death claims.
When families lose loved ones in sudden accidents, especially accidents caused by others, they often want to seek justice and restitution. In many cases, if another driver is considered at fault for a fatal car accident, the family of the victim has reason to file a wrongful death claim in order to pursue the outcomes they desire. This type of claim may be filed in Colorado after a recent crash.
There are many events that can lead people to think that they are owed some form of restitution from other individuals. This type of mindset often comes in the aftermath of fatal car accidents. When a driver's negligence or recklessness results in the death of a loved one, family members often want to seek justice and compensation, and a wrongful death claim can often help them do that.
Impaired drivers are everywhere. Sometimes they are easily spotted because of their erratic driving, and other times, serious car accidents take place before anyone even knows what is happening. In too many of these incidents, drunk drivers cause crashes that lead to fatalities and possible wrongful death claims.
When a person is hit by a vehicle, there is little chance that he or she will walk away unscathed. More likely, a pedestrian will suffer serious or fatal injuries due to the lack of protection against vehicles. Depending on the circumstances of such an event, surviving family members may have reason to file a wrongful death claim if the accident does prove fatal.
Recently on the blog we discussed a fatal accident that left two Colorado teens dead. Sadly, traffic fatalities continue to strip far too many people away from their loved ones. While some of these fatal car accidents are determined to truly be accidental in nature, a significant number of them are caused by the negligence of others. Motorists who are drunk, tired, high or distracted can have diminished driving abilities that puts others at risk.
Teenagers are often excited to get their driver's licenses and to have the ability to drive themselves and their friends to their desired destinations. Of course, these drivers are inexperienced and are commonly involved in car accidents. Unfortunately, some young people may even lose their lives in these incidents.