Torts


Cars: Convenience or Danger?


Posted By on May 10, 2015

Being offered a car ride to your destination is definitely great convenience, but being able to drive your own can is nothing less than traveling freedom.

A car is the most common means of transport for Americans today. Regardless of destination, millions of individuals take to the road every day, never mindful of fuel cost, traffic, or the danger of a possible road accident.

The website of the The Benton Law Firm confirms the fact that a car, rather than a luxury, is now a necessity for many people. The convenience it offers, though, the firm continues, is also faced with commensurate danger due to the recklessness or negligence of a lot of drivers and other persons concerned, including vehicle manufacturers and those tasked to keep roads and highways driving-hazard free. The so many motor vehicle accidents every year, which injure more than 2 million individuals and take the lives of more than 30,000 others, are the clear results of these careless behaviors.

Drunk driving, reckless driving, overspeeding (or even driving way below the speed limit), driver error, distracted driving, which includes cell phone use, highway defects, and car or car part defect, are the reasons for the millions of preventable accidents all across the US, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Car accidents do not only result to physical injuries and property damages. These entail other consequences that may possibly alter the life of victims and their families, especially if the injury leads to permanent disability or death. While non-fatal accidents, whether minor or severe, would require medical treatment (which can be costly), loss of income, or (if disabling) loss of the capability to continue work or find employment, an untimely death can put the victim’s family into financial trouble, especially if the victim is the head of, or bread-winner in, the family.

The Mokaram Law Firm explains on its website the right of victims or their families to file a civil lawsuit against the liable negligent party for the possibility of recovering compensation from them, for the damages resulting from, and may still result from, the injury. Preparing all necessary documents relating to the accident and the injury, proving the accused party’s negligent or reckless behavior, and filing the lawsuit within the given statutory limit, can all be too much worry and complex for the victim. Thus, having a Houston personal injury attorney could be a wise decision.

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