Beware of distracted drivers — they often cause car accidents

On Behalf of | Nov 11, 2016 | Car Accidents |

Not only are there more vehicles on the roads in Hawaii than there were a decade ago, travel speed has also increased. In order to maintain high levels of safety, motorists need to act with caution and diligence behind the wheel. Many car accidents are caused by drivers who fail to adhere to traffic regulations or have become distracted and taken their eyes off the road.

Distracted drivers place themselves and all other travelers at great risk for injuries (and even death) when their negligence causes collisions. Recovering victims are often understandably upset when they realize their injuries could have easily been prevented if the other motorists involved had been paying better attention behind the wheel. Some of the most common driving distractions listed in auto accident reports include: cell phone use, lighting or putting out cigarettes, and texting.

Innocent victims who suffer severe injuries in car accidents caused by negligent drivers are often quite unprepared to meet the exorbitant costs associated with the incidents. Ongoing medical treatment that might be required to attain a full physical recovery is typically very expensive. Also, many recovering victims are forced to take extended leaves of absence from their workplaces, thus resulting in substantial wage losses.

Such costs quickly add up and can place undue financial hardship on those who are already suffering. The law allows persons injured in car accidents in Hawaii or any other state to seek retribution by filing claims in civil court against those deemed responsible for the collisions. A first logical step to take when considering filing such a claim is to discuss the situation with a law firm such as Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks, who have successfully obtained verdicts and settlements on the behalves of many other accident victims throughout the state.