Auto mobile accidents result in thousands of deaths and even more injuries in the United States each year. Although not every accident is a result of driver error, most accidents happen because of the negligent or reckless actions of one of the parties. If you are the victim of an auto accident and have sustained injuries or property damage, you deserve the best representation that a Grand Rapids auto accident lawyer can give you.
The three top causes of auto accidents are negligence, driver distraction or speeding/reckless driving. These types of accidents also result in serious injuries, high damage costs and even fatalities. Although an experienced Grand Rapids auto accident attorney cannot heal your injuries or make your pain disappear, he or she can take away the stress of worrying how you are going to pay for your recovery and assist you in getting back on your feet while you get the compensation that you deserve.
Drunk driving is a big, and serious, cause of auto accidents. Drivers who get behind the wheel when drunk or buzzed put their lives and the lives of other drivers at risk. Drunk driving accidents are usually extreme and often result in fatalities. They may also warrant punitive damages against the drunk driver.
Another leading cause of car accidents is driver negligence. Negligent driving most often consists of driver distraction. Distraction occurs when the driver takes their attention away from the road to do things such as text, talk on a cell phone, eat, change the radio station, or turn around to discipline a child in the back seat. Driving while overtired can also be considered negligent.
Yet another very common of car accidents is speeding. Speeding and weaving in and out of traffic is not only unlawful, but it’s dangerous as well, and leads to many serious accidents each year.
Driving is a dangerous activity and should not be undertaken lightly. If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a car accident, make sure to call an experienced Grand Rapids auto accident lawyer to assist you as soon as possible following your accident.
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