The Thanksgiving holiday is quickly approaching, and more people will likely travel by car this year to visit family if they deem it safe.
The pandemic definitely shifted driving behavior and many people noted that they were safer staying at home than being out on the road. But as life slowly has begun to return to whatever the new normal is, accidents are truly up. In fact, the deaths in motor vehicle accidents have increased by 17% from 2019 with a total of over 21,000 people suffering fatal injuries in 2021 so far.
A further 2.4 million have been critically injured enough to need medical attention. Being a car dependent society and the rise of things like distracted, drowsy and dangerous driving have all contributed to higher numbers of accidents. Even when you operate your vehicle safely on the road there is no guarantee that you can account for other drivers. This makes it all the more important to know what to do if you’ve been hurt in an accident. The support of an experienced San Francisco personal injury lawyer might be the only way for you to recover the compensation that you need so that you can move on with your life.
There is so much to think about in the wake of an accident that it’s easy to brush off meeting with an attorney but it is likely that your medical bills will far exceed what is covered by insurance if you’ve been seriously injured by someone else’s negligence. This is why it falls to you to get the help of a dedicated San Francisco, CA car accident lawyer who has assisted victims like you before.