If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident it is important to seek help for recouping your medical expenses. Our expert personal injury lawyers in Medford Oregon can ensure you are fairly compensated for your pain. When you or someone you care about is involved in a serious car accident, the resulting feeling can be one of the loneliest in the world. While everyone else’s lives continue on uninterrupted, you feel as though yours has ground to a halt. Other people express their concern in little “side trips” which occur throughout the normal events of their life proceeding on schedule, while an accident victim may be unable to work, to attend family events, or in any other way “be” the person that they were before their accident for months… in some cases, for years
Across the United States each year, there are as many as 2.5 million serious injuries resulting from a total of roughly 5.5 million accidents. Roughly 45% of individuals involved in traffic accidents receive a serious injury. Many of these people are unaware of any legal recourse for their resulting expenses. They have nobody looking out for their interests, or helping them into a position from which they can recover safely, at their own pace, with greater peace of mind. This doesn’t have to be the case; the victim of a severe automobile accident, for which they were not at fault, may be owed damages to the effect of medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Those who have lost a loved one on whom they were dependent for income, or with whom they were involved in a long-term relationship, may be owed compensation for wrongful death, loss of spouse, or loss of companionship.
- Alcohol: For drivers over the age of 21, a blood alcohol content of 0.08% is considered to mean that a person is too inebriated to get behind the wheel of a car. Despite this, nearly 1/3 of all accidental road-related fatalities in America each year is due to the at-fault party being under the influence of alcohol… and the average drunk driver will drive under the influence more than 80 times in America before getting caught. These are people who willfully flout their personal responsibility in regards to the safety of driving conditions on our roads.
- Distractions: It’s easy to be distracted today. Passengers, gadgets, and driving conditions can all provide distractions as we attempt to navigate from points A to B, but the responsible driver does their best to stay focused on the road, and doesn’t exacerbate their situation by adding to their own sense of distractions. Drivers who change clothes, answer their cellphones, or snap pictures of their surroundings while driving are responsible for as many as 1 in 8 of all fatal car accidents in the United States – the same portion attributed to semi trucks and other large vehicles being operated irresponsibly.
- Speeding doesn’t result in the majority of overall accidents; between 4 and 5% of all accidents are caused by speeding. However, it does result in a disproportionate number of serious injuries and fatalities, due to the increased forces that act upon the body as a result of an accident involving speeding or other aggressive driving behaviors. Meanwhile, as few as 10% of Americans believe that it is inherently dangerous to travel at speeds of up to 10-15mph above the speed limit, and a significant majority of Americans believe that speeding is overrated as a cause of accident-related deaths… despite its contributing to nearly 1 out of 3 thereof.
Don’t let someone else’s bad driving put you out of commission for any longer than you have to be! If you or someone you know has been injured in an automobile accident, call our Medford, OR law offices today, or contact one of our offices in the greater region that better corresponds to where you live. You deserve someone in your corner who will fight for the compensation you need to get back on your feet.