SafetyOur experienced personal injury attorneys here with McCutcheon and Hamner see accident victim after accident victim. We have a steady stream of people who are injured and we hear stories of how they were injured and how their injuries affect their ability to live their lives. We have never seen a case where the monetary compensation was worth the injury. We have practiced accident and personal injury law for over 20 years and can tell you that while most injuries heal, people that break bones never fully recover and often can tell the weather through the development of arthritis. We get to know our clients and see how the injuries they have suffered affect them at home, work and in their relationships with their families.
Some of the most preventable car accidents are side impact cases. When a car is hit in the side or "T-boned" there just isn’t enough space between the impact and the people in the car hit from the side for the car to adequately protect its occupants. What can happen is that the head of the driver breaks the side glass, hits the hood of the car, and the person bounces back into the car severly injured of dead. Sometimes you can see marks on the hood from this terrible situation.
If everyone would develop the habit of looking both ways before entering into an intersection, most of these cases could be prevented. Develop the habit of making sure that both ways are clear before entering the intersection and do not rely on the traffic signal. teach the people in your family to look both ways before they enter into an intersection. Drive defensively and assume the other driver is not going to stop.
The advances in car safety that have been brought about in some measure through lawyers efforts has resulted in cars that have electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, airbags and working seatbelts. These advances in safety are being offset by a lack of concentration on driving through the use of cell phones and texting. These distractions cause accidents. Accidents cause injuries. Buckle up and drive defensively.