What is a personal injury? “Personal injury” is a general term that includes injuries of many different types, both physical and emotional, which have been caused by the negligence/wrongdoing of another person or entity (like an organization, firm, or company). Though it’s such a broad category, the majority of personal injury cases are the result of motor vehicle accidents. Each day, people driving motorcycles cars, buses, and trucks are involved in collisions. These occur on neighborhood streets, driveways, business parking lots, and busy highways.
It’s rare that a driver would deliberately cause an accident; often accidents occur because of carelessness, which may take many forms:
- Texting or talking on the phone while driving
- Running red lights or speeding through yellow lights
- Changing lanes without checking blind spots
- Trying to beat oncoming traffic and turning left without a signal
- Making u-turns at intersections where it’s prohibited
- Turning right while looking left
- Carrying improperly loaded or secured cargo in semi-trucks or pickups
- Driving while distracted, fatigued, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- This list is by no means exhaustive; you could probably name many more!
If you were injured in a car accident because of a driver who was exhibiting any of the above behaviors, it’s a good idea to call a personal injury lawyer who can help determine if you are entitled to compensation for your physical injuries or property damage. If the other driver was at fault, the attorneys at Taylor King Law will handle the negotiations and paperwork to help you get compensation and pay for your medical bills.