A South Carolina woman was riding in an SUV driven by her husband when the vehicle went off the side of the road and hit a guardrail. Highway guardrails are meant to absorb the impact of a crash, keep the vehicle from going too far off the roadway, and perform another critical function. The pieces are supposed to "telescope," or fold into one another so that the long metal pieces do not cause additional danger.
The 2016 figures are in, and the National Safety Council notes that traffic fatalities have increased from the previous year.
We know that motor vehicle collisions happen for all sorts of reasons, whether they are brought on by poor road conditions (snow, ice, etc.) or a reckless driver's poor decision. However, any driver can find themselves in the middle of a motor vehicle accident and there are certain common behaviors that can greatly increase the chances of a crash. For example, someone who is rushing around because they have an appointment or need to get somewhere by a specific time may be far more likely to find themselves in a wreck.
After a crash, many questions often arise for those involved. From determining who was responsible for the accident to evaluating the consequences of the crash, there are many facets of a collision that victims may need to go over. For some, dash cams are incredibly beneficial, since the footage from these devices can show exactly what took place on the road. If you were hit by a reckless driver and captured the incident on camera, you should carefully go over the footage you have.
Responsible drivers are aware of many different risk factors that can play a role in traffic collisions. Drunk driving, running through stop signs, failing to use turn signals, and speeding can all lead to accidents. However, there are additional risks that some drivers might not realize could affect their ability to safely operate a vehicle, such as obstructed vision. Drivers' vision can become obstructed in a myriad of ways and it is essential for victims of these crashes, like all other auto accidents, to thoroughly review their rights.
People often realize that certain behaviors, such as using a cell phone while trying to drive, are incredibly dangerous and can lead to a motor vehicle collision. Our law firm knows that there are many other distractions that keep people from being able to focus on the road. In fact, some people become distracted by insects that they are scared of, such as spiders. Even though the idea of a car accident caused by a fear of spiders may sound silly to some, it is no laughing matter to those whose lives have been thrown off course as a result of the consequences that come with a crash, such as death, devastating injuries, medical bills, and other problems.
When it comes to traffic collisions, people need to realize that there are all sorts of factors that can lead to a crash. Many are aware that drunk driving, speeding, and other behaviors are dangerous. However, some people in Pennsylvania neglect to keep these risks in mind when they are driving, or may not even be aware that certain actions are dangerous. For example, many lives are lost due to rollover accidents and there are different ways that rollovers take place.
Many different dangerous human behaviors can cause a car accident, such as speeding and driving under the influence. On the other hand, there are also factors out of a driver's control that could lead to a collision, such as inclement weather. It is important to bear in mind that some factors, such as the seasonal flu, can also play a role in traffic collisions. Our law firm knows how devastating these collisions are and we believe it is vital for those who are too sick to drive or suffering from any other condition that could affect their driving performance to stay off of the road in Allegheny and across all of Pennsylvania.
There are all sorts of different hazards related to weather that can cause a motor vehicle collision, such as snow and ice. Often, people realize how serious these problems can be and take steps to either stay off of the roads or drive more carefully during these times. Unfortunately, some people fail to realize that rainfall is a potentially deadly hazard that causes many car accidents across the country. Our law firm knows how physically, financially, and emotionally painful car wrecks can be, regardless of whether they were caused by rain, snow, drunk driving, or any other factor.
Each year, many lives are claimed and even more people are hurt because of drowsy driving. In Allegheny and all across the state of Pennsylvania, motor vehicle crashes happen for many reasons. While drivers often realize how dangerous certain behaviors are, such as going over the speed limit and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, too many neglect to recognize the dangers associated with drowsy driving. Unfortunately, fatigue can significantly impair a person's ability to drive and may cause a tragic accident that was completely preventable.