If you are in a collision with a reckless driver and you sustain debilitating injuries, your first thought may be to file a claim against the liable motorist. But what if you were not wearing a seat belt and, as a result, your injuries are more severe than they probably would have been?
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Everyone knows that driving under the influence of alcohol is dangerous, but few people actually consider why. Ultimately, it comes down to the effects that alcohol has on your body.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, fatigued motorists cause 100,000 collisions every year. Despite this statistic, most people are surprised to learn that drowsy driving poses many of the same risks as drunk driving. In fact, individuals who have been awake for 18 hours have the same response time and coordination as those who have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent.
Calculating the value of a specific claim is a complicated process—especially in cases that involve permanent disabilities or wrongful death. In addition to economic damages, such as medical bills and lost income, you may also be entitled to non-economic damages, which do not have an objectively verifiable value and, therefore, can be more difficult to calculate and prove.
Recovering from serious injuries is physically, emotionally, and financially draining, and everyone needs some kind of support structure in order to thrive following a major accident. If you sustained injuries due to another person’s negligence, your support structure should include a compassionate accident lawyer who understands the hardships you are currently facing.