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A Nightmare Scenario Can Arise From Not Being Able To Stop Your Vehicle

There are certain things that people expect to happen when they get behind the wheel of a car. For instance, when a person pushes on the gas pedal, the engine should rev up, and the vehicle should scoot on down the road if the transmission is in the drive position. Meanwhile, if the operator gently steps on the brake pedal, the car needs to slow down correctly. Of course, if traffic stops in front of them abruptly, the auto must stop on a dime by mashing the pedal.

Should the automobile fail to slow down or stop appropriately, the driver may rear-end another car, bypass a stop sign or red light and go into a busy intersection, or possibly even hit a pedestrian. Nobody wants to be involved in any of these scenarios or another one that leads to a crash. However, sometimes things happen, and wrecks do occur. In fact, research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute, states that there were 34,247 fatal crashes in the United States in 2017 alone.

Those incidents resulted in 37,133 deaths. With such a large population, Florida contributed quite a bit to the stats. In 2017, there were 2,922 fatal accidents in The Sunshine State, which claimed the lives of 3,112 people. Thus, it is of the utmost importance for residents to practice safe driving techniques. With any luck, the action will prevent car crashes and deaths. If an accident does take place, and participants are lucky enough to walk away from the events with their lives intact, they are still often left with injuries such as...

• Burns And Lacerations
• Fractured And Broken Bones
• Neck And Spine Injuries
• Organ Damage And Internal Bleeding
• Traumatic Brain Injuries

Bills Can Start Piling Up In A Hurry

Many times, persons have to miss work while recovering from the wounds. Even though they are hurt and have no money coming in, their expenses don't stop. Individuals have everyday bills that must be paid like rent, mortgage payments, and car notes. Plus, doctors, emergency rooms, and other entities want their money too. The entire ordeal can feel stressful, overwhelming, and unbearable.

Thankfully, there is a solution. If it can be proven that another party acted recklessly or negligently while behind the wheel, the injured person may be entitled to a fair compensation amount for their wounds. The defendant does not necessarily have to be a driver though. Rather, in many cases, the offender can be a seller or manufacturer. Regardless of who the lawsuit is being brought against, the plaintiff will find it in their best interest to put a proven accident lawyer in their corner.

An accident lawyer builds a strong case by collecting evidence. They have the experience and know-how to handle the complex Florida legal system. So, don't think that you have to do everything alone. Instead, give our office a call at 941-625-HURT to discover where your claim stands today. The case review is free, and our clients only pay if compensation is recovered.

This And That About An Automotive Recall

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is expected to start recalling certain 2019 Ram 1500 vehicles on March 27, 2019. There are a potential 193,813 affected units. The trucks in question came equipped with adjustable pedals. It is possible that the brake pedal may move too far and separate from the pedal assembly. Should this event occur, the operator might not be able to slow down or stop the vehicle. Hence, their risk of crash increases.

Chrysler is supposed to notify owners directly, and certified dealerships should make the needed repairs free of charge. It is extremely important for owners to take action upon receiving the notification as this issue can have catastrophic consequences. However, if you are involved in a crash due to a recall, become injured, and find yourself in need of an accident lawyer, just know that you can contact our firm to get the settlement that you deserve.