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Driving during dangerously high winds

For drivers, there are a multitude of hazards to watch out for on the road. Sometimes, these hazards are very obvious, such as roadways that have become covered in thick snow. However, there are other potential risks which also involve weather which may not always be clear. Wind, for example, can be dangerous in different ways, especially when wind speeds reach very high levels. If you are driving during windy conditions, it is important to be aware of the potential problems that you could encounter.

Recovering from a crash as an elderly person

Motor vehicle collisions can be very difficult for victims and those they love, often resulting in injuries that shatter one’s life and leave them unable to handle responsibilities they have at work or around the house. Sometimes, people are not even able to survive a collision. Worse, the consequences of a motor vehicle collision can be especially difficult for certain people, such as the elderly. If you are an older person who is trying to piece your life together following a traffic accident, you should carefully explore each of your options.

Moving forward after a rideshare accident

Years ago, many people had to choose between public transportation or taking a taxi at certain times. However, thanks to technology such as rideshare apps, people have more decisions in the digital era. While this can be convenient for some, it can also be problematic. For example, some drivers may not have very much experience or familiarity with an area’s roads, which can increase the likelihood of something going wrong. Unfortunately, drivers who are employed by a rideshare company may cause a traffic collision, leaving their passengers or people riding in another vehicle hurt or killed.

Snow drifts and the risk of an accident

Driving in the winter can be difficult and there are many factors that can make the likelihood of a crash even higher. At times, operating a vehicle this time of year can be downright dangerous, but many people get behind the wheel because they have to go to work or take care of important responsibilities. As a driver, it is crucial for you to keep an eye out for potential hazards, especially those related to inclement weather during this season. For example, you might need to pay close attention to snow drifts.

How widespread is drowsy driving?

Drivers become tired for a wide variety of reasons, including excessive work hours or overnight shifts, a sleeping disorder, and even the consumption of some types of medication. Sometimes, drivers are able to operate their vehicle without causing an accident when they are tired, but they still put lives at risk by driving drowsy. Sadly, driver fatigue is responsible for many fatal accidents and crashes which cause all sorts of serious injuries in the state of Washington. As a driver, it is crucial for you to recognize the warning signs and causes of fatigue before getting into your vehicle. Regrettably, many drivers ignore this advice and drowsy driving is far too prevalent across the country.

Loud children and motor vehicle collisions

We have taken a look at many of the reasons why traffic collisions happen, whether someone fails to stay off of the road when they are excessively tired or makes the poor decision to drive while intoxicated. However, there are many more car accident causes that people should be aware of, many of which are unique to a person’s circumstances. For example, parents may need to be mindful when it comes to loud children.

Online posts and your car accident claim

If a reckless driver has turned your life into turmoil, you may be experiencing many problems. Perhaps you are angry or concerned about your future and the ways in which the crash will affect your children. Maybe you are facing a great deal of pain or are not able to work. During these times, it is understandable that you may want to share some of your frustrations or thoughts online. However, it is a good idea to avoid sharing any information that could potentially have a negative impact on your case if you plan on filing a car accident claim with your insurance company or pursuing legal action.

Poor vision and motor vehicle collisions

If a driver has bad eyesight, they could pose a threat to others if they drive without proper glasses. Sometimes, people may drive without their glasses because they need to get to work and are in a rush, while others may refuse to wear glasses because they think that they are not necessary. However, our law firm knows the threat that people pose when they exhibit this behavior and we believe that drivers who cause a crash because of this behavior should be held responsible. Our firm knows that there are other vision-related problems that can lead to a motor vehicle accident as well.

Auto accidents and PTSD

News coverage and social media discussions regularly cover some of the consequences of auto accidents, such as serious injuries or the loss of lives. However, our law firm knows that some people suffer in many different ways after a car accident, some of which may not be as easy to detect. For example, you may be dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder after a wreck. If a motor vehicle crash has caused you to experience PTSD, we know how much this can turn your world upside down.

Car crashes and permanent disabilities

Many of the consequences of car accidents are well-known, from lost lives and financial problems to serious injuries. However, some people may not realize the full effects of these consequences until they find themselves in this position. If you were hurt in a car accident and are facing a permanent disability, our law firm is very familiar with the different challenges you may be facing. During this time, it is vital to do what you can to recover and you may want to review your legal options.

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