Much more than only causing physical pain, accident injuries can affect many aspects of a person’s life. A person’s pocketbook can take a significant hit from the medical expenses and vehicle damages resulting from the crash. Perhaps the person has to miss work in order to recover, again causing that person to suffer financial strains. While legal action cannot do anything to erase any of the emotional pain or health complications that accident injuries can bring about, it can sometimes alleviate some of the financial pain.
A recent two-car accident in Missouri involved injuries, according to reports. A woman, 26, was travelling north with a 5-year-old passenger in her car when her vehicle veered into another northbound lane, colliding with another vehicle driven by a 41-year-old man.
The resulting crash left the 41-year-old man with serious injuries and he had to be rushed to a nearby hospital immediately following the accident. The woman in the first car, along with her 5-year-old passenger, were also taken to a hospital and treated for injuries, though theirs were considered moderate.
As a result of the crash, the 26-year-old woman may face charges. The patrol claimed to be in the process of submitting paperwork on charges of drunk driving, felony vehicular assault and imprudent driving, along with counts of no valid driver’s license. The accident was still under investigation.
Drivers are expected to exercise the amount of prudence a reasonable person would in a similar situation. When drivers act in a way that can be considered imprudent, they may be found guilty of negligence, and thus liable in car accidents. In such cases, victims may choose to pursue compensation in court in order to help them cope with the oftentimes life-altering financial strains they have been forced to suffer with.
Source: Carthage Press, “Jasper woman faces charges after crash,” April 2, 2014