Whether they are serious in nature or not, car accidents are disconcerting and scary. Being in a vulnerable situation like an accident can leave anyone shaken because at the time of the accident, there is no way to tell if everything is going to be okay. Especially in accidents where serious bodily injury or death occurs, the level of anxiety associated with these severe accidents is substantial. Drivers, passengers, and pedestrians are unfortunately all at risk of being involved in vehicular accidents.
According to the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, 409 people in Pennsylvania lost their lives in 2012 from alcohol-related driving accidents. Of those accidents, more than 75% of the drunk drivers had blood alcohol concentrations higher than .15. This amount is well over the state's legal limit. Drunk driving is a serious problem not only for those hurt in auto accidents, but also those who lose loved ones in senseless drunk driving crashes.
There is a possibility that you will be involved in an auto accident each time you get behind the wheel of a car. That may be a possibility no Pennsylvania resident wants to think about, but it is a fact nonetheless. This is not to say every automobile accident is a life or death situation; however, unfortunately the deadlier accidents do happen and are devastating to those involved. Since driving is an all-consuming task, great attention to detail is required when on the roadways. Drunk drivers do not have the ability to meet this requirement, which is why drunk driving accidents are so often catastrophic and deadly.
Victims of drunk drivers are protected by the legal system. These victims may have a right to recovery when injured.
One of the perils of driving is that sooner or later the likelihood that you will be involved in a car accident is pretty high. It may be taboo to discuss but it truly is the reality of the situation and most drivers accept that as such. With that being said, people are generally not deterred from driving and will continue to do so. There are a number of factors that can lead to a car crash. Weather related car accidents tend to happen during inclement weather like snow and heavy rains.
Those injured by a driver's carelessness have options to consider to protect their interests following an accident.
Car crashes are par for the course when driving on the roadways because driving is inherently a dangerous activity and human error is inevitable. There is a good reason why individuals cannot obtain a driver's license until they are of a certain age and that it requires a number of practice hours behind the wheel because driving is serious business. Driving requires attention to all different types of details while on the roadways. Not only does a driver have to pay attention to what they are doing behind the wheel, but they also have to pay attention to what everyone else is doing on the road and alongside the road. In that sense, we are all somewhat at the mercy of other drivers on the road.