The Seattle roads are often filled with motor vehicles. Whether it is local traffic or commuter and tourist traffic, the roads in this and other major cities see traffic at all hours of the day and night. Thus, motorists are on the roadways for a wide range of reasons. Whether it is a visit to the city, traveling to or from work, attending school or running an errand, many motorists travel throughout the city. Even though motorists understand the rules of the road, some fail to uphold them and drive safely. This causes negligent, distracted, reckless and intoxicated drivers to share the roads with other travelers.
While driving in Seattle can seem like a routine activity, motorists have different experiences each and every time they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. One can never predict whom they might encounter or drive by, and they certainly cannot control the driving behavior of other motorists. Thus, a negligent driver could easily be the cause of a serious and even fatal crash, effecting many lives.
We all get busy, rushed, distracted and even intoxicated. When in the proper environment and handled correctly, these tend to be fine. However, when one is behind the wheel, this is a dangerous combination, like when a driver is under the influence of alcohol. The driver may not be able to operate the vehicle safely, even causing the vehicle to travel in the wrong direction and colliding with another vehicle in a head on crash.
We never like to think about losing a loved one. And if we had to think about this tragic moment, we would presume it would happen later in life, once an individual has lived a full life and is old in age. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Some individuals are taken away from us far too soon and at the hands of a negligent driver. Fatal motor vehicle accidents are not only unexpected but are also the cause of major losses and damages suffered by the surviving family members.
We all do it. Washingtonians use our phones everywhere we go. This is a piece of technology that keeps us connected to others, allowing us to take pictures, text, research and even complete work on the go. However, there is one place a phone is not suitable, and this is behind the wheel of a vehicle. The dangers of distracted driving are apparent due to the increasing rate of fatal car accidents. However, some motorists think they can get away with using their phone quickly.
Motorists share the road not only with other motorists but cyclists and pedestrians as well. Because of that, drivers need to be attentive at all hours of the day and night for bicyclists and pedestrians walking on or near the road. Failure to do so could result in a driver colliding with an unsuspecting person or cyclist.
When we drive by accident sites, we are not only curious about how the collision occurred, but also thankful that it is not us. No one expects to be involved in a car accident But, when one occurs, victims in Washington and elsewhere are shocked and overwhelmed. The pain and suffering involved is frequently serious, as well as the damages associated with it. However, the losses associated with a fatal motor vehicle are often tremendous as surviving family members have a tough time grieving the loss of a loved one.
We drive vehicles because it is a nice and convenient way to get around. Owing a vehicle is very common in Washington and other states across the nation; however, car ownership comes with duties and obligations. All drivers are required to follow the rules of the road and drive safely. Unfortunately, this does not prevent some drivers from driving recklessly, intoxicated, distracted or fatigued. These are dangerous situations and could be the cause of a serious or even fatal accident.
When we are behind the wheel in a vehicle or are a passenger in an automobile, we generally believe we are safe. With modern technology, air bags and a strong, hard exterior shell, motorists and passengers feel comfortable knowing that all of these safety features are in place. While safety features are good and often mandatory in vehicles, these do not always prevent injuries and fatalities in the event of an accident.
Hearing the news that a loved one has been involved in a serious accident is bad enough on its own. Finding out that they did not survive the incident is devastating. Young or old, the loss of a loved one is a tough reality to face. Surviving family members are overwhelmed with a rush of emotions; it is difficult to process the situation at hand. They are so busy dealing with funeral arrangements and overcoming the financial losses loved ones often forget that they have legal recourses available to them.