f you have been the victim and have been injured in a car accident, you should act fast. At Joe Frick Law, PLLC, we act quickly to protect your rights and seek the maximum compensation you are entitled to for you accident-related injuries and losses.
When you are suddenly injured in a car accident, your life can change drastically in a second. Out of nowhere, you have injuries, medical expenses, car repairs, and are still expected to carry on with your life as normal.
What do you do? How do you make sure that the consequences of someone else’s mistake do not shape the rest of your life?
At Joe Frick Law, PLLC, we provide aggressive legal representation for individuals who have been injured in car accidents in Wyoming. Attorney Joe Frick is licensed in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Kansas, and he has been named a Top Ten Personal Injury Attorney by the National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys. Joe Frick knows what it takes to win fair compensation for auto accident victims, and he is passionate about protecting his clients against the insurance companies that want them to recover as little as possible.
A majority of car accidents are caused by another driver’s negligence. If someone’s mistake caused you harm, the law has procedures in place to compensate you for all of your injuries and losses. The following are the most common forms of negligence that can entitle you to compensation:
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents nationwide. This may be due to today’s technology which allows Drivers to talk and text, set and follow GPS directions, adjust the radio, and do other things while driving. These distractions put themselves and others at a substantially increased risk for being seriously injured in an accident.
When a driver tailgates (follows too closely), he or she significantly increases the chances of causing an accident. The general rule is that drivers should maintain a two to three-second buffer between their cars and the cars in front of them. Following too closely limits drivers’ visibility and leaves them without enough room to stop safely and avoid a collision.
Speeding is another leading cause of car accidents. Drivers who are speeding – either driving above the posted speed limit or driving too fast for the weather and road conditions – need more distance to stop and are less able to safely maneuver around other vehicles on the road.
Failure to yield to oncoming traffic is a common factor in many car wrecks. Drivers need to observe yield signs and understand the rules of the road regarding right-of-way. When they do not, they will frequently be liable for any damage and injuries sustained in a resulting collision.
From failing to look before merging onto the highway to misjudging the distance between approaching vehicles, all types of merging errors can lead to dangerous collisions.
Drivers that fail to be aware of their surroundings cause car accidents. Failing to observe traffic signals, failing to look before changing lanes, failing to use turn signals, and failing to notice that traffic has stopped or slowed up ahead are all common factors in collisions. Failing to pay attention for even a second can have a lifetime of consequences.
Drunk driving is a persistent problem in Wyoming and nationwide. Drinking and driving impairs your abilities to both identify and react to risks on the road. Although it is important to look out for signs of drunk driving and try to avoid those drivers, in most cases, there is not enough time to react and avoid being injured in a drunk driving collision.
There are various forms of reckless driving that can lead to serious auto accidents. From speeding excessively to weaving in and out of traffic, reckless driving is frequently a factor in collisions involving severe traumatic injuries.
Running red lights and stop signs is extremely dangerous and often results in traumatic collisions. Whether due to being drunk or distracted, or simply trying to “beat” a yellow light, drivers who run red lights and stop signs are liable for the accidents and injuries that they case and deserve to be held accountable for all the damage they cause.
On the road, almost any error behind the wheel has the potential to lead to a life-changing accident. If you have been injured in a collision, it is critical that you speak with an attorney who can quickly conduct an investigation to determine the cause of the accident and make sure that you recover the compensation you deserve.
In any case, you can take certain steps to protect your legal rights. At first, you may not know the cause of the accident. However, our attorneys and team will investigate the cause of the accident for you, and the key for you right now is simply to make sure that you get the help needed to recover the compensation deserved.
To speak with attorney Joe Frick about your car accident in Wyoming, contact Joe Frick Law, PLLC for a free, no-obligation consultation. We’re here when you need us, so call (307) 274-8680