Pittsburgh is not the only place in the country that sees its fair share of motor vehicle accidents, but as metropolitan area, Pittsburgh residents are subjected to far too many fender benders. Some people escape these wrecks without many injuries, or they may not even suffer any at all. But many are not this lucky. They may suffer life-changing or otherwise catastrophic injuries that leave them with immense pain and suffering, and a mountain of medical bills.
In these cases, it is important to find out if the accident was really an “accident.” There are many motor vehicles crashes where the one driver, or multiple drivers, act in a negligent or irresponsible manner.
There are many ways to define this negligence or irresponsible behavior. In today’s day and age, it usually means distracted driving. Those who are behind the wheel of a car, truck, or other motor vehicle should never look at their cell phone. But that doesn’t stop the temptation for many, and this form of distracted driving makes the offending party liable for their reckless decision should they be involved in a crash.
Of course, there are many other circumstances that could be involved in a crash. Maybe the driver was speeding or didn’t follow the rules of the road; maybe the driver fell asleep at the wheel or was intoxicated in some way; or maybe the driver really did just make a mistake and the wreck was a true “accident.”
In any of these circumstances, it behooves the injured parties to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney — such as the lawyers at Ainsman Levine, LLC — to ensure their case is handled properly.