Accidents happen. Some car accidents can be prevented and some cannot. Some crashes are so obviously preventable that they seem or may be absolutely deliberate.
Operating Under the Influence
Every state in the United States has laws making operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs a crime. Every state limits blood alcohol content to .08. Some drivers have been arrested at levels five times the legal limit. Crashes caused by operators under the influence are completely preventable. Drivers know when they have consumed alcohol or other drugs.
Not paying attention to the road while driving leads to hundreds of crashes and deaths each year. This problem is getting worse with an increase in texting, and gaming while driving. Newer cars with hands free cell phone options has only minimally improved safety. These options might even be making it more dangerous as more cell phone applications are created with hands free operation in mind.
Driving erratically and aggressively towards other drivers, deliberately causing a crash is no accident and highly dangerous. These crashes lead to death, serious injury and millions of dollars of property damage.
Insurance Fraud Schemes
Staged accidents and other schemes cost insurers millions of dollars every year. Fraudsters cause accidents with unsuspecting victims so the victim appears at fault forcing them and their insurance company to pay for costly repairs and medical bills. Other schemes include feigning injuries in a minor accident or claiming old damage on a new claim.
If you are involved in a motor vehicle crash contact our firm as soon as possible to protect your interests and your rights.