Drunk drivers take approximately 10,000 lives every year in the United States. In addition, they cause serious injuries, many of which are life-altering. While any injury from a rear-ender to a head-on collision can occur because the inebriated driver was unable to judge their distance from another vehicle properly or because they were unable to stay in their lane and hit another vehicle head-on, their ability to drive safely is no longer present.
It is common to experience pain after an auto accident. The body is reacting to the traumatic event in a myriad of ways. Your muscles may be sore and tight. You may experience excess fatigue from the body’s backlash to heightened adrenaline and feel as if you can’t keep up at work. Alternately, you might have trouble sleeping and relive the incident multiple times while you try to fall asleep.
The question is what can I do to make it easier to get through the ordeal. Fortunately, there are many things you can do. Let’s look at some of the top ones.
An essential part of any lawsuit is a claim for pain and suffering. Yet, many people do not fully understand this component of a personal injury lawsuit.
A lawsuit’s damages against an at-fault party are divided into two main segments. The first is labeled economic and the second is non-economic. Let’s get a handle on these segments.
Truck rear-end collisions can cause catastrophic damages or fatalities. Learn what you can do if you or a loved one was hurt by a truck. Trucks are not built for fast maneuvering due to their weight and size. This means a stoppage up ahead might make it difficult for the trucker to stop in time to avoid a rear-end collision at highway speeds. In fact, of the 400,000 accidents involving trucks, according to the Federal Motor Car Safety Administration, 18 percent involve rear-end collisions. Let’s take a look at the problems associated with rear-end collisions and the reasons they are so deadly.
Semi-truck accidents happen every day as drivers carry goods across the country and through the southeast corridor. As more companies are using semi-trucks to haul their wares, the risk of traffic collisions increases. For example, over the last decade, the number of fatal trucking accidents has increased by roughly 12 percent, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Let’s look at the reasons for semi-truck accidents, why and where they happen and how an injury lawyer can help.
Fatigued driving causes 20 percent of all traffic accidents annually and costs many people their lives. It is much less noticeable than drunk driving but shares many of the same attributes. In addition, drowsy driving often goes unreported. Learn more about this increasingly troublesome entity and how to recognize it and avoid it.
Moving trucks are a common sight in South Carolina as more people move to the Palmetto State. For example, more than 63,000 people moved to South Carolina in the period between 2017 and 2018. This number does not take into account all the intrastate moves. Unfortunately, such trucks can be dangerous. Let’s delve into dangers associated with moving trucks, the types of accidents and problems related to them and what you can do to obtain the compensation you deserve if you suffered injuries in an accident with one.
Tanker truck accidents are uncommon, but when they occur, catastrophic damages result. The explosive cargo such trucks carry is conducive to significant injury, including burns. In addition, fuel trucks can leak flammable liquids that pose a risk to surrounding communities and adjacent vehicles. Let’s take a look at the types of substances hauled by a tanker truck, the dangers inherent to this type of transportation and injuries common in a fuel truck accident.