Traffic regulations and the “rules of the road” are in place for a reason: to ensure the safety of all those who travel on area highways and byways. Unfortunately, time and time again, drivers negligently or recklessly disregard those rules, laws, regulations, with tragic consequences. If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by such a driver, personal injury attorneys in the Boston, MA, area, may be able to assist you in obtaining whatever damages you may be due. You should not be made to suffer further because of another’s fault.
An example of why the rules of the road exist was seen in a two-car accident in which four people sustained injury recently. According to reports from law enforcement officials, a car that was traveling westbound on the highway approached a bicyclist in the same lane. Rather than slowing to avoid the bicycle, the driver instead attempted to pass the bicycle, but in so doing, traveled over the centerline and into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Although the driver of the second vehicle attempted to veer out of the way, she was unable to do so and the two vehicles smashed head on into one another
The driver of the first vehicle along with a fourteen-year-old passenger were trapped inside and had to be extricated by emergency personnel. The driver of the other vehicle and her passenger were not trapped but also sustained serious injuries. All four victims were taken by emergency vehicle to a local hospital for treatment. None of the injuries from the accident were believed to be life-threatening. The driver who crossed over the centerline was cited in the accident and the roadway had to be closed for over an hour while law enforcement officers cleared the scene.
If you have been injured in an accident because a driver neglected to follow the rules of the road, attorneys in the Boston area can meet with you for an initial consultation to determine whether or not it is in your best interest to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. If the attorneys take your case, they will thoroughly investigate your accident to ascertain whether any third parties may have been responsible in any way. Regardless of who bears the responsibility, you can rest assured that your attorneys will work assiduously to hold them accountable.
The rules of the road should keep everyone safe. When they fail to do so, it is usually because of the negligence of another driver. If you have been the innocent victim of such a driver, get the help you need by contacting accident attorneys in Boston, MA, who have the experience and expertise to get the results you deserve.