It only takes an instant for a person's life to completely change. When it comes to motor vehicles, even a simple mistake can result in a fatal accident that leaves a wake of devastation in its path. These accidents can completely change the shape of a family forever.
A car accident can be scary for any individual. The accident can cause serious injuries to those involved. However, in the most serious of situations, car accidents can be fatal. Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of workplace fatalities. They are also the number one cause of death to children and young adults between the ages of five and 24. For toddlers and older adults, car accidents are the number two cause of death in the United States.
Tragic accidents happen all the time in Washington State. Some of these accidents can be quite serious and result in fatal injuries. When someone is killed in a fatal motor vehicle accident, the person's family may not be prepared to deal with the legal consequences from the accident.
Seattle streets are busy places. On any given street, people can find cars, trucks, bicyclists and other pedestrians. All of these people need to work together in order for everyone to make it to their destinations safely. However, sometimes motor vehicle drivers are negligent. They fail to uphold the standard of care necessary to keep everyone safe. While sometimes these negligent drivers cause accidents between cars or trucks, they can also cause auto-pedestrian accidents. In many of these cases, these accidents are fatal.
In a recent accident in Washington, an intoxicated driver was blamed for the death of a man. In that case, the possibly drunk driver swerved out of his lane and hit another car. The driver of the other car was killed on the scene. Unfortunately, fatal motor vehicle accidents like this one are all too common in Washington. Individuals get behind the wheel of a car after having too much to drink all of the time. Sometimes, these drivers get lucky and don't cause any harm, but often drunk drivers are responsible for serious and life threatening motor vehicle accidents.
Driving in a car is routine for many Washington residents. It's something that many people take for granted and may not even think about. But, it requires a lot of skill and attention to detail. When people idrive under the influence, they are unable to give the attention necessary to the task.
We've all been on the highway and seen a negligent driver - whether we have realized it or not. Negligent drivers are those drivers who fail to exercise reasonable care at all times behind the wheel. Negligent driving takes many forms, from inattention to distracted driving to speeding. In many cases, a negligent driver is behind the wheel of a large semi truck.
When a driver is negligent, that driver puts everyone around them in danger. This includes children playing on a sidewalk near the roadway, an elderly passenger in another car and even the fetus growing inside another driver.
Life is unpredictable and unfortunately, fatal automobile accidents can occur almost randomly. Even in the most commonplace of activities, life can end. When this occurs, the victim's family is left to deal with the emotional trauma and the financial damage.
Getting into a car and driving seems so innocuous. Many people drive all of the time without even a thought. Intersections are particularly dangerous with many drivers turning or impatiently waiting for the light to change. Being cautious is not always enough, and accidents do occur.