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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.

Rain and other road hazards in the fall

Every time of year can be dangerous, from Fourth of July celebrations that lead to drunk driving to traffic crashes caused by ice and snow during the winter. That said, fall also presents different types of hazards that some drivers may overlook or fail to take seriously. For example, rain and other weather-related risks can lead to a crash that leaves victims with serious injuries or claims lives. At our law firm, we understand how hard it is for victims of traffic crashes who have had their futures shattered because of a reckless driver.

How many lives do rollover crashes claim?

When it comes to fatal motor vehicle accidents, there are all sorts of crashes that can lead to the loss of life. For example, many people pass away in drunk driving crashes, as a result of speeding, or because of some other cause that might have been out of their control. However, rollover accidents are especially dangerous and also claim many lives on an annual basis. As a driver, it is important to understand just how deadly these crashes are and do what you can to avoid a rollover accident.

Helping your child after a car wreck

If you are a parent, a number of things may be going through your mind when you find out that your child has been involved in a car wreck. For starters, you will likely be concerned about their safety. In Spokane, and in other cities across Washington, accidents have claimed the lives of far too many children, while leaving many more with debilitating injuries. At Cooney Law Offices, we know that even children who are able to survive these crashes, as well as their parents, often go through different challenges.

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