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If a driver is negligent, they may owe you compensation

Hundreds -- if not thousands -- of people are injured or killed because of negligent drivers nationwide every year. Whether it's driving drunk, talking or texting behind the wheel, or driving recklessly, all of these negligent behaviors put other lives at risk because they increase a driver's chances of causing or being involved in a serious or fatal accident.

As you know, there are a lot of organizations and resources out there that actively try to curb car accidents. Organizations like MADD and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration put out crash statistics in the hope that it will educate people about the dangers of distracted and reckless driving, encouraging them to avoid it themselves.

State laws are also in place to tell people what they cannot do behind the wheel and hold them accountable when they break these laws.

Unfortunately, as our more frequent readers know all too well, some drivers continue to make reckless decisions behind the wheel that continue to put other lives at risk. But even though this is the case, it's good to know that our state laws continue to provide justice to those who are injured or killed because of someone else's negligence.

If you or a loved one suffers injuries -- either serious or fatal -- in an accident that was the direct result of another driver's negligence, then compensation may be owed to the victim or victims. This can come from the driver's insurance or from the driver themselves. Seeking this compensation is important because it not only helps to pay for damages, medical and burial costs, it also helps to hold the other driver accountable for their actions.

As a reminder, you don't have to file a personal injury claim alone. You do have the right to representation. At Eliot Reiner Professional Law Corp., we understand your desire for justice which is why we will work diligently to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

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