The numerous scenarios in which disaster could strike on the road

On Behalf of | Jul 19, 2018 | Firm News

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident may rarely be a stress-free experience, and even a minor fender bender can disrupt your daily activities. While you may choose to take measures to avoid a collision, such as remaining alert and aware while driving, you cannot force others to practice such vigilance.

With an ever-increasing number of drivers out on South Dakota roads each day, you may also worry that the chances of encountering a negligent driver are less than favorable. While detecting a possibly hazardous scenario could help you avoid a disaster, it can also prove challenging at times.

Scenarios that could increase the odds of a collision

You can only control so much of what takes place on the open road, and on some level, your safety lies in the hands of nearby drivers. To protect your well-being, you may wish to know more about the most common causes of collisions so that you can be prepared for a variety of scenarios, and these may include:

  • Distraction: In the moment it takes to read a text or change a radio station, a vehicle can travel several hundred feet in an unknown direction, and distracted driving remains one of the most prevalent causes of car crashes.
  • Impairment: Individuals who drive while under the influence are less capable of safely operating a vehicle, and such negligence could pose a significant threat to your health.
  • Reckless driving: Reckless driving is dangerous and far too many accidents take place due to excessive speeding or failure to adhere to traffic signals and signs.
  • Times of limited visibility: During periods of inclement weather or at night, driver visibility inherently decreases, and failing to adjust driving behavior during this period can bring about unfortunate scenarios.
  • Inexperienced drivers: Drivers who lack the necessary experience to handle certain conditions could place your health at risk in the process.

If the negligent actions of another driver caused you to suffer serious harm, you may wish to explore the available options for legal recourse. Since this can be a complex process, it might be in your best interests to seek guidance early on.

Personal injury claim

With the extensive costs associated with medical care, suffering severe injuries in a collision could leave you facing a significant financial hurdle. While you might wish to pursue restitution following your accident, navigating the civil justice system can be a complex process. However, by obtaining advice from someone who is knowledgeable in such matters, you could find yourself in a much better position to pursue the restitution deserved through a personal injury claim.

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