For many people, driving is a form of relaxation. The open road can provide one with a sense of freedom and escape from some of the stressors in their life. However, that same enjoyable activity can turn tragic in the event of a sever car accident. Worse, the cause of the accident may be completely out of a driver's hands.
If you have been the victim of a car accident caused by a drunk driver, there are a few basic things you should know about your rights. You may have suspicions about the driver's intoxication level being over the legal limit at the time of the crash. However, suspicions are not enough to prove your claim. A full investigation will need to be conducted in order to determine the cause of the suspected drunk driving accident.
After an accident, an injured person may be asking how it happened. Some car accidents are directly caused by the fact that another driver was impaired behind the wheel. When others have been hurt by a drunk driver, the injured may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses and other damages through a personal injury lawsuit. In any such case, the police report on the accident will likely be a major part of the evidence for the injured person's lawsuit.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, you may be wondering what the long-term financial repercussions could be that are associated with this type of injury. Of course, these numbers will vary greatly from person-to-person. This is largely due to the severity of the individual injury. The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center has put together a financial chart of what one could realistically expect to incur cost-wise due to a permanent spinal cord injury.
After a car accident associated with serious injuries, many victims have questions about their rights. If the other driver involved in the accident was at fault, the affected party could be eligible for compensation for their injuries. It is important to understand the facts of the accident in order to accuse someone of fault. Car accidents are typically governed by the rules of negligence, however in cases of reckless driving, if the accused can prove evidence of reckless or aggressive driving, negligence need not be proved.
The truth of the matter is that roads and highways are potentially dangerous. Even despite a driver's best intentions sometimes car accidents do happen. Oftentimes these car accidents are minor and do not result in injuries to the passengers. However, not everyone involved in car accidents are so lucky and they do sustain serious injuries.
U.S. Highways stretch from coast to coast carrying people and cargo to their destinations. Traffic laws are put in to effect for the safety of everyone on the road. When these laws are broken, however, car accidents can happen that cause serious injury or even death. Such was the case in a deadly Nevada crash last week.
Recently, this blog noted the difficulties of tracking down negligent drivers after a hit-and-run car accident. More recently, Reno saw an example of an alleged hit-and-run driver turning herself in to the police more than a week after an accident that left a young man fighting for his life.
Among the worst injuries Nevada residents suffer in car accidents are those that affect the spine. Long after bruises, broken bones and cuts have healed, spinal cord injuries can keep people paralyzed. Despite all its advances, modern medicine still struggles to come up with effective treatments for people with serious injuries to their spinal cords.