Boston, with its heavy traffic and sometimes slick winter roads, can be a hazardous place to drive. When drivers are under the influence, car accidents are even more common. Those who are injured or who lose someone they care about in a car accident need to know their rights, particularly if alcohol or drugs are a factor. The family members of a Massachusetts man who was killed in a recent car crash are sadly learning this.
n auto accident may have many causes such as carelessness, intoxication and mechanical failure. It is especially likely to cause a fatality when the car accident involves pedestrians.
Accidents involving moving vehicles are dangerous at any speed and can be fatal. When a car accident occurs, the injuries suffered by its various victims can range widely in severity.
Everyone knows that pedestrian-car collisions can have very serious consequences. Drivers need to remember that they are operating heavy equipment that can cause severe injury or death if improperly handled. If drivers fail to exercise due caution in some way or another, such as by texting while driving, then the driver may be held liable for damages, including injury or wrongful death.
Personal injury attorneys often handle wrongful death and injury cases whenever fatal car accidents occur. Those injured in a car accident, or the family of those killed in one, can seek compensation for injuries and loss of life, as well as for damage to vehicles and other property.