As previously discussed, a driver traveling in the wrong direction can have a serious and even fatal impact on other motorists and travelers on the roadways. There are many reasons why a driver might be traveling in the wrong direction on the roadway, and it is most likely due to negligence. This form of negligent driving can put many lives at risk and be the cause of a severe or fatal crash.
As any resident in California can attest, traffic can get very heavy and frustrating. And while the roads are busy during morning and evening rush hour commutes, the roads stay occupied throughout the late night hours. Whether it is coming home from a late night shift, a night out or because one drives for a living, motorist are on the roads for a wide range of reasons.
In California, residents throughout the state rely on motor vehicles to get around. Whether it is a personal vehicle or a form of public transportation, a wide variety of vehicles share the roadways. While it is possible to get to and from locations without issue, a motorist could also be faced with a negligent driver. In most cases, the effects of a negligent driver are unavoidable; thus, resulting in a serious or fatal automobile collision.
When researchers assess driver behaviors and study statistics to determine the safest and most dangerous areas in the United States, there are many factors that are considered. To be as accurate as possible, the numbers must be quantified after they have been accrued. With that, it is a worrisome result when a new study said California is among the worst when it comes to safe driving.
The moments after a car accident can be chaotic. Injured people can be confused and in shock. There may be broken glass, smoke and fire. And when this scene occurs on a busy roadway, someone can get hurt after the initial collision is over.
As we have noted many times before on this blog, when a negligent driver injures another person, the injured can make a claim to recover their damages through a personal injury lawsuit. The damages in these cases can include the injured party's medical expenses and lost wages from the time her or she was unable to return to work, as well as less tangible damages such as pain and suffering.
Perhaps one day autonomous vehicle technology will be so advanced that we will be able to take a nap or read a book while our car takes us safely along highways and Costa Mesa streets. Despite all the recent advances, we're still a long way off from that day.
In many traffic accidents, one party is clearly at fault. For example, one driver was stopped at a stoplight when another driver failed to hit the brakes in time and collided into the rear of the first driver's car. In this type of accident, a court would almost certainly find that the second driver caused the accident through negligence, and therefore should be held liable for the damages suffered by the first driver.
Californians who are obeying all the traffic laws and operating their vehicles appropriately might believe they can avoid an accident. Unfortunately, auto accidents can happen in the blink of an eye and can be caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another. These crashes can cause catastrophic injuries and fatalities. People who have been injured and families who have suffered the loss of a loved one should think about their rights and consider a legal filing to be compensated.
Motor vehicle accidents can happen to anyone in Costa Mesa and throughout Orange County, even law enforcement officers. Any accident can cause severe injuries and the worst crashes can lead to fatalities. For people who have been injured or suffered the loss of a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, it is vital to contact a legal professional as soon as possible to prepare for a lawsuit.