While Lantana was home to the National Enquirer throughout the 1970s and 1980s, there is nothing otherworldly or even hard to believe about being in a car accident caused by a distracted driver; it has become a very real problem as of late. If you were injured by a driver who was not paying attention, was overly aggressive, or was driving downright recklessly, you deserve to be financially compensated for your considerable medical, economic, and property damages. Do not hesitate to pick up the phone and contact the lawyers of Joseph I. Lipsky at once to learn more about the legal options that you should be taking today.Most Crashes are Caused by Human Error
While car crashes are often referred to as “accidents,” that term does not do you or anyone else justice. An accident implies that, while unintentional, the incident also happened unexpectedly. However, what else can be expected other than a crash when the other party was engaging in the following driving behaviors?
- Texting while driving;
- Drowsy driving;
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
- Excessive speeding;
- Aggressive driving;
- Eating or drinking while driving in rush hour traffic; and
- Talking on the phone while driving, with or without a hands-free device.
The above list comprises a large majority of the most common causes of traffic collisions or car “accidents.” While the other party may not have intended to rear end you or T-bone you in an intersection, they should have expected that the negligent way in which they operated their vehicle would have likely come to that result.The Economic Cost of Traffic Collisions
4.6 million people sought medical treatment due to traffic collisions in 2016, according to the National Safety Council. That represents a 7% increase from the year before. And, the total estimated economic cost of property damage, injuries, and death due to traffic collisions was $432.5 billion in 2016, which was a 12% increase from the year before. These costs are attributed to productivity and wage losses, costs to employers, administrative expenses, property damage, and medical expenses.
Whether you suffered severe whiplash and a totalled vehicle or you were in the hospital for weeks recovering from a near-death incident, the imprint that this terrible experience will have on you may last a lifetime. Even if your full health is eventually attained, no amount of financial compensation can give you back your peace of mind. Yet, receiving a fair settlement or personal injury lawsuit award can go a long way in helping with other aspects of your life, such as ensuring that you do not go into bankruptcy because of your medical bills and an inability to work while you heal from the trauma.Call Your Lantana Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you or a family member are victims of a Lantana car crash, call Joseph I. Lipsky today for legal assistance at 561-514-3535 for your no obligation consultation.