Driving is a dangerous activity, even when motorists are paying attention. A tire can unexpectedly blow out, debris may enter into the road and cause drivers to makes drastic movements, and treacherous weather conditions can leave roads slick. Yet, these dangers pale in commonality when compared to distracted and otherwise negligent driving. And, as we discussed on the blog last week, the effects of distracted driving can last longer than some realize. The saddest part of this is that what one might think of as a simple glance at a smartphone can turn into a living nightmare for a car accident victim.
After all, those injured in car wrecks often have extensive damages. They may suffer broken bones, torn muscles and ligaments, and even brain damage. Caring for the injuries can be expensive, and, depending on the severity of the injuries, a victim can be left unable to work for a significant period of time. The losses can quickly mount, leaving a victim and his or her family on the precipice of financial disaster.
As scared as these individuals may feel, they should take solace in the fact that they may have legal options available to them. At the Law Office of Colonna & Doyle, our attorneys have worked with car accident victims to analyze the true cause of their wrecks and the likelihood of imposing liability. We also have experience calculating the true damage clients have suffered, and developing a legal strategy that seeks to recover as much as legally allowed.
Pursing compensation via a personal injury lawsuit is no easy feat, though. Defense counsel will likely object to evidence and testimony, and even negotiations can be ineffective if improperly handled. This is why Massachusetts residents who have been injured by the negligence of another need to consider whether they need a strong advocate before beginning the legal process. If they decide that they do, then they invited to visit our web site for more information.
Source: CNBC, “Driving while distracted comes with a ‘hangover’ effect, AAA says,” Erin Barry, March 12, 2017