The Immediate Devastation of an Auto Accident
Auto accidents happen in a matter of seconds. No matter how safe, aware or responsible you are or how much experience you have behind the wheel, things can go horribly wrong at any moment. It only takes a few seconds for an auto accident to devastate the entire lives of victims caught within it, as well as greatly affect the lives of their family and friends – only they have not been made aware of this yet.
When a severe auto accident occurs, whether it involves two or more vehicles, or a single-car accident, the tremendously powerful force exploding throughout a 3,500lb + vehicle coming to an instantaneous stop is incredibly violent. The greater the speed in which an automobile is traveling, the energy and force dissipated throughout the vehicle increases as well.
Two of the more violent – far too often catastrophic – of all auto accidents takes place when the victim’s car strikes a stationary object that allows little or none of the energy to be absorbed which results in the victim’s car absorbing it all.
One of the most severe of all auto accidents involves two vehicles traveling in opposite directions colliding head-on. Here, the energy and force that brings two 3,500lb + objects to an immediate stop is compounded and explodes like a bomb throughout both cars. Unfortunately, head-on traffic collisions typically result in the victims involved suffering catastrophic and often fatal injuries.
Why Auto Accidents Far Too Often Have to Happen
An auto accident creates immediate, uncontrollable chaos and devastating turmoil for the victims and their families when it first occurs and it can often take a few days for the initial shock of “what just happened” to absorb and the questions of “why it happened?” to begin.
Although the police will have taken statements from witnesses, those involved and investigated the auto accident to determine what caused the accident to happen, rarely does any of this uncover why it happened. Simply knowing that “Vehicle A crossed over into the path of “Vehicle B” will not bring understanding nor closure to the victims and their families.
It takes the auto accident investigation skill of an experienced injury attorney to often uncover the “why?” of an auto accident. In Greenville, South Carolina, there is an experienced auto accident lawyer at the Dan Pruitt Injury Law Firm. Beginning in 1993 and for the over 21 years since, Dan Pruitt has been aggressively investigating the cause of auto accidents all across the Greenville, South Carolina area.
The Dan Pruitt Injury Law Firm understands that in order to not only bring closure to victims and their families but to bring them justice and hold those responsible accountable, the key is to uncover why the auto accident happen. While so very much damage, destruction, and chaos takes place within only a few seconds of an auto accident, Dan Pruitt knows, none of the auto accident’s fury would have ever erupted had it not been for some mistake, some decision, indecision, or one negligent action-taking place within the moments before the accident.
It is possible after interviewing witnesses, collecting cellphone data from moments before the collision and using other investigating tactics, the Dan Pruitt Injury Law Firm might discover the accident was the result of distracted driving, such as the driver texting, talking to passengers or playing with the radio and was not focused on the road.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury as the result of being involved in an auto accident in Greenville, South Carolina, call or come by the Dan Pruitt Injury Law Firm and let Dan Pruitt begin an aggressive investigation into the moments just before an auto accident changed your lives forever.
Dan Pruitt is a Personal Injury Attorney who practices in Greenville, SC. He graduated from University of Georgia, and has been practicing law for 25 years. Dan Pruitt believes in fighting for the injured. Learn more about his experience by clicking here.