If You Were Injured In A Car Crash That Wasn’t Your Fault, You Need An Attorney Who Focuses Exclusively In Car Accident Cases
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Car crashes can be devastating. In an instant, your life is turned upside down.
Often, the most difficult part is knowing what to do in the immediate aftermath of an auto accident. If your injuries are serious, you may be rushed to the hospital before you even regain consciousness. In less serious crashes, you may not even be aware that you are injured. Anger and adrenaline can kick in and mask your injuries. Once you do realize that you have suffered injuries, you may hesitate to seek treatment because you are worried about how you will pay for it.
Injury attorney William Enoch Andrews wants to put your mind at ease. If you were not at fault in the accident, he will see to it that you first get the medical care you need and that you will never pay out of pocket for it. He will then begin an extensive investigation into your accident and pursue the maximum possible compensation. He will also make sure that you are kept in the loop throughout the entire process. To that end, he wants you to have all the information you need about pursuing a car accident claim.
Common Causes of Car Crashes
Although we tend to call them “accidents,” most car crashes are the direct result of a driver’s careless or negligent actions. Examples of these kinds of crashes include:
- Drunk or drugged driving. In Utah, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of more than .08 percent is illegal. Of course, this doesn’t stop people from drinking and driving and putting others’ lives at risk. Across the country, incidents of driving under the influence of prescription and illegal drugs are on the rise, and Utah is no exception. If you are injured or a loved one is killed in an accident caused by an impaired driver, you need experienced legal help.
- Distracted driving. Although almost everyone is aware of the dangers of texting while driving, people are still doing it and causing crashes. Along with cellphone use, driving distractions include in-car technology, food, passengers, and reaching for objects. While it may be accidental, a driver who is distracted and causes an accident is liable for the resulting damage and injuries.
- Speeding. Speed limits are set by traffic engineers who factor in road design, traffic congestion, the frequency of cars turning on and off, and signal lights. When drivers exceed posted speed limits, they are also exceeding safety limits and are endangering other motorists and pedestrians.
- Aggressive or reckless driving. Reckless driving goes beyond just speeding, although it may involve high speeds. Weaving in and out traffic, playing “pole position” when approaching traffic signals or toll plazas, and purposely cutting off other drivers can all lead to crashes and the drivers engaging in those driving behaviors should be held accountable.
- Drowsy driving. Americans are overworked—there’s no doubt about it. Early shifts, long hours, and sleep deprivation put drivers on the road who really should be in bed. When someone dozes off while driving and loses control of his car, you could be in his direct path. We’ve all been guilty of a yawn or two behind the wheel, but when it leads to an injury accident, the driver needs to wake up and pay the price.
Any driver is capable of committing these acts of carelessness or negligence, but two groups of drivers are a greater risk than the general population: teenagers and the elderly. Teen drivers are much more likely to engage in distracted driving, speeding, and reckless driving than adults and the elderly are more likely to commit errors caused by poor vision, prescription drug use, and cognitive lapses. If the other driver in your accident is a teen or senior driver, you may need the help of an experienced attorney to prove his or her negligence.
How William Enoch Andrews Can Help
No matter what the cause of your accident was, you shouldn’t try to go it alone against the insurance companies. Utah is a no-fault stateand operates under a modified comparative negligence rule, so establishing fault and being awarded maximum compensation is not easy to accomplish on your own. Injury attorney William Enoch Andrews knows how to get you what you deserve and will fight for you every step of the way. He will be here to help you through the hard times.