Is the quarantine making us rethink the way we are driving and using our roads? As Vermont reopens trucks and cars are beginning to increase in numbers onto open roads. With significantly fewer cars out on the road, better driving habits are expected to frequent the lanes: less road rage, less speeding, and fewer accidents.
However, that may not be the case. There have been reports of drivers speeding up to 100 mph and acting recklessly, leading to more and more accidents. Reckless behavior includes excessive speed in 40 MPH and 50 MPH zones, high-speed chases, and drunk driving.
But with the forced quarantine, there may be good news. With less traffic, albeit more dangerous it seems, it has resulted in cleaner air.
What Does This Mean for Personal Injury Law Firms?
With better air quality while also increasing aggressive driving, personal injury law firms may benefit greatly. Though there may be fewer cars on the road, the severity of these accidents increases. For example, an accident was reported of a car splitting completely in half after a mere rear-end collision.
The severity of these collisions will have victims flocking to personal injury law firms. Typical two-vehicle minor wrecks leave most debating whether or not they should call a lawyer. However, victims of freak accidents won’t hesitate to contact their lawyers. Compensation is most definitely deserved for those who are consequences of accidents that should’ve never happened in the first place.
In addition, more bike lanes and pedestrian zones can give way for future personal injury claims to occur. Second to the ever-so-frequent motor-vehicle wreck are the auto-pedestrian wrecks. Most drivers aren’t aware of the copious rights pedestrians and cyclists have. With the implementation of these zones and lanes, it’ll be easier for more claims needing to be filed after a car just so happens to strike a pedestrian or pedacyclists.
Despite whatever happens, one thing is for certain: car accidents will happen, pandemic or not. What’s important is that those involved in car accidents shouldn’t hesitate to call their personal injury lawyers. With every accident comes damages and injuries that shouldn’t go unresolved. There are too many liabilities that should be addressed and insurance companies are quick to take advantage of those affected. Please feel free to call David Polow for a free consultation about your personal injury claim.