When thinking about auto accidents and backing out of driveways, you may think about an easily avoidable situation. When you back out of a driveway, you need to be cognizant that children, pets, pedestrians, bicyclists, and cars can appear at any moment. Unfortunately, drivers are not always aware of their surroundings. Auto accidents can seriously hurt or even kill someone.
If you have been injured by someone backing out of their driveway, the attorneys at Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton in Provo, UT can help you receive the compensation you deserve for your hardship.
Driveway accidents happen for a variety of reasons, however, the root cause almost always boils down to the driver demonstrating a degree of carelessness and inattentiveness. Drivers can be preoccupied by a number of things: the presentation they are about to give at work, the GPS system they are trying to master, their phone. However, all of these things can be dealt with prior to placing the car in motion. Even momentary distraction can cause a great deal of damage.
In other cases, even when the driver is alert and cognizant, children and pets can run out the front door or garage unbeknownst to the other parent, placing them in grave danger. Teaching your children to avoid running in front of and behind a parked or moving car could help prevent serious injury.
Because driveways are usually located in residential areas, there are many potential victims when a careless or inattentive driver backs out of the driveway. They include:
Drivers can reduce their likelihood of causing an accident by taking a few simple precautions:
If you were hit by a driver backing out of a driveway, you could end up suffering serious long-term medical and financial hardship. The experienced attorneys at Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton will work on your behalf to ensure that you receive proper compensation to cover your expenses. To schedule a consultation, visit us online or call us at (801) 370-0505 today.