Are You Looking for a Disability Attorney?
Watching your son struggle with tasks that you had previously take for granted is painful and exhausting.
Six months ago you had a normal, healthy 12 year old son who enjoyed doing things that other near teenage boys did. He played soccer in the spring, football in the fall, and ran track in the summer. You were never pushing him to be a star athlete who would achieve a college scholarship, but you enjoyed watching him participate in so many of the activities that he loved.
You used to joke, in fact, that if your son was sitting still for more than an hour it would make you wonder if he was sick. If he was not at a scheduled practice or game, your son was riding his bike or skateboard around the neighborhood. Friends from school and friends from his competitive teams enjoyed being outside. When the weather turned cold and the snow started to fall, your son and his friends traded in their bikes and skateboards for sleds, shovels and snowboards. If they were not earning some spending cash shoveling the neighbors driveways and sidewalks, they were putting their shovels to use building ramps for their snowboarding adventures.
All of that action and activity, however, was before the accident.
On the day of the car accident you and your son were on your way to a weekend soccer game. A distracted driver, who was paying more attention to his cell phone than the traffic signals, ran a red light and smashed into your car. The term distracted does not seem appropriate though. In your opinion, that driver who changed your son’s life forever was not distracted, he was careless, negligent, and reckless. No matter what adjective you want to use, the fact that the driver ran the red light has changed your son’s life and the life that your family had planned. You can only hope that with the help and guidance of disability attorneys you will be able to find the resources that you need.
Disability Attorneys Offer Options for Families Who HAve Been Victims of Personal Injury Accidents
Did you know that fewer than one in four Americans have enough money in their savings account to cover at even six months of expenses in the event of an emergency. Whether the emergency is to the wage owner in the home or the child of the wage earner, a personal injury accident can turn a family’s lives upside down. Finding disability attorneys who can immediately assist you in finding the resources that you need, however, may be able to help you deal with everything from the expenses of hospital and doctor’s bills to compensation for lost wages.
Statistics indicate that only 2% of personal injury tort cases actually go to trial. The remaining are handled outside of the courtroom. In many cases, the fact that families make the decision to work with disability attorneys leads to these cases settling before they ever enter the courtroom. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a personal injury accident it may be in your best interest to see if legal advice can help you get the help that you need.
Consider some of these facts about disability cases and traffic accidents:
- 67% of smartphone owners indicate that they use their phone at least occasionally for turn-by-turn navigation while driving.
- 31% of smartphone owners indicate that they use their phone frequently for turn-by-turn navigation while driving.
- 660,000 drivers are using their cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving during any given daylight moment across America.
- 5 seconds is the average time a driver’s eyes are off the road whenever they text. When traveling at 55mph, that is enough time to cover the entire length of a football field blindfolded.
- 3,154 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in the year 2013.
- 424,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in the year 2013.
- Studies indicate that just over 25% of today’s 20 year-olds will become disabled before they reach the age of 67.
Unfortunately, your life can change in an instant. If your life is upended because of the carelessness of someone else you may need to consider getting advice and legal assistance from a team of disability attorneys.