When driving, every decision matters. Even a slight error in judgment can have massive consequences. Therefore, every decision on the road must be made with prudence and care. Anything that impairs a driver’s ability to make sound, careful decisions, such as alcohol or distracted driving, must be avoided at all costs.
The consequences of not making careful decisions can be quite serious. For example, five people were injured in a recent two-car accident in New York. According to reports, two cars collided on a rural road after an 18-year-old driver slammed his car into another vehicle that was making a left turn. The 18-year-old drive and one of his passengers were both injured in the crash. A 31-year-old woman in the other vehicle and two of her passengers, one of whom was an 11-year-old girl, all suffered injuries as well.
Thankfully, none of the injuries the five suffered were considered life threatening, according to police troopers. The 18-year-old whose vehicle slammed into the car attempting a turn was ticketed for unsafe passing.
Passing is one of those actions on the road that, if not performed with the utmost care, can easily lead to devastating accidents. If one of the drivers involved in one of these types of car accidents is suspected to be at fault, victims may consider legal action.
Such legal action usually takes the form of a negligence lawsuit. A successful negligence lawsuit can help victims who have suffered injuries sometimes obtain compensation for the pain and suffering they have endured. Though it will never undo the trauma with which these victims have been burdened, compensation can sometimes help remedy some of the financial harm that so often results from car accidents.
Source: The Republic, “5 injured in 2-car crash on rural western NY road; vehicle making turn gets hit,” April 2, 2014