Auto accidents due to the negligence of the other driver can be a difficult, traumatic experience. As an Alaska-based personal injury law firm, The Law Office of Ben Crittenden is ready to help you. An experienced personal injury attorney, Ben Crittenden will guide you and provide answers whether your accident was caused by .
Call the accident attorneys at The Law Office of Ben Crittenden if you or a loved one has been in an auto accident and you are searching for answers or compensation.
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Ben Crittenden is an experienced personal injury lawyer in Alaska who is experienced in auto accident litigation. As a car accident attorney, Mr. Crittenden has the knowledge and experience to get you the results you deserve.
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When someone is driving with deliberate disregard for safety and with the full knowledge that their driving may cause an accident, that person is a reckless driver. If that person drives in a threatening or harassing manner out of “road rage” and causes a car accident they would also be considered reckless. Road rage itself is an assault of one motor vehicle against the driver or passengers of another vehicle. This behavior will result in criminal charges as well.
Aggressive driving is defined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as a progression of unlawful driving actions such as speeding, improper or excessive lane changing, failing to signal intent and improper passing.
If you are faced with an aggressive driver you should get out of the way and do not confront the driver. Try to avoid using any gestures or making eye contact. You can report serious aggressive driving to the authorities.
High-speed collisions account for a large proportion of all fatal crashes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Because in high speed collisions a vehicle is using such great force, the main structure of the vehicle cannot protect its passengers from serious injury.
Speeding is dangerous as the distance needed to stop a vehicle or react to an emergency is increased. Because of the greater forces involved, accidents that occur while speeding tend to be more severe and the seat belts and airbags are less effective.
Texting While Driving
Even though the dangers of texting while driving are common knowledge, texting has become the most common and dangerous distraction for drivers today. Though overall rates of accidents caused by distractions has not gone up, texting as the cause of motor vehicle accidents has increased.
Please refrain from texting while driving!
Drunk driving remains one of the leading causes of injuries and death on Alaska’s roads today. When a driver operates a vehicle after drinking, they have chosen to risk not only their own, but also someone else’s, life.
Asleep at the Wheel
Nationwide, almost 4% of all fatal crashes involve fatigued drivers. In addition, drivers who have fallen asleep at the wheel injure hundreds more. These accidents are entirely preventable. As soon as you feel like you may fall asleep at the wheel, pull over into a rest area or look for a hotel or somewhere to rest awhile.
Because truck drivers are at high risk for driving while tired, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has instituted rules that limit the hours a driver may be on the road. These rules are estimated to prevent over 1,000 accidents that would have been caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel.
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Seriously injured in a car accident in the State of Alaska? Want to know if you have a legal case? Want to know what your car accident case is worth? Call Ben Crittenden, an experienced car accident lawyer, at 907-771-9002 for a FREE legal consultation regarding your auto injury case. Visit our contact page to send us a message directly.
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