A recent accident involving a pedestrian left one man struggling for his life in an area hospital after suffering catastrophic injuries. His accident was only the latest of several recent pedestrian accidents that has left many wondering what can be done to prevent these sorts of incidents in the future.
A previous post on this blog discussed why it is so important for drivers in the Charlotte area to keep their complete focus on the road when driving. Anything that causes distracted driving, including texting and driving, eating and driving or even talking to a passenger and driving, can result in a serious or even deadly accident.
The world is not a simple place and to navigate the many tasks that a North Carolina resident must accomplish on any given day generally requires them to multitask in order to have a chance at staying on top of their responsibilities. However, there is one time during the day that a person should put everything else to the side and focus on a single task: while driving an automobile.
Not all car accidents result in life-threatening injuries. Many North Carolina residents are able to walk away from their crashes with seemingly minor or non-existent physical harm. However, injuries from a car accident can manifest in the days and weeks after a person experiences a crash, and one of the most common types of car accident injuries is whiplash.
North Carolina residents who are in a car crash can be injured or even killed. The problems faced by those affected by an auto accident can extend from medical costs and the inability to work to a family that has lost a loved one having to come to grips with the financial, personal and emotional aftermath of that reality. What can make these accidents worse is when a distracted driver causes them. Regardless of the reason, one of the most important factors in considering seeking compensation is the evidence that can be accrued by auto accident compensation attorneys.
You're still in shock. If you had just taken a different route, left five minutes earlier, not had the radio on, this would never have happened. You would be fine, your family would be fine and you would be at work--where you belong. This should never have happened.
The statistics involving the number of times a car accident involving a juvenile pedestrian or bicycle rider has happened has recently grown so significantly that North Carolina authorities are deeply concerned. Because pedestrians are so vulnerable to injury when they are hit by vehicles, it can lead to long-term damage, significant medical costs, the need for extensive care, and even death. Add in the number of drivers who are functioning as distracted drivers by texting and driving or through some other activity, and it is no wonder the roads have become dangerous for youngsters.
We've all been there: stuck in an interminable traffic jam, inching forward at a snail's pace. It's irritating to be caught up in a line of cars with no exit ramp in sight. Many people turn to their cellphones in order to lower their frustration through texting, surfing or gaming. Initially, this form of escape may alleviate boredom until one glance too long at the phone causes a car accident. Afterwards, that form of escape may lead to a police ticket, a fine and an increase in insurance rates.
An accident may result from a moment's carelessness, but it can leave a family changed forever. When the injured person is a child, serious injuries can lead to a lifetime of special needs.
In various aspects of life, goal setting can be measurably beneficial. Let's hope that a goal set by the U.S. government recently will actually result in measurable safety improvements here in North Carolina and the rest of the U.S.