Archive July 2018

Is Traffic Law Important to Society?

Drivers often ask themselves “Is traffic law important to society?” After all, what is the purpose of obeying speed limits and running red lights if no one is around to see the infraction? The answer is yes. Traffic laws protect everyone on the road, drivers, passengers and pedestrians.

Excessive speed can be very dangerous. The higher your speed is the greater the forces that you exert on your vehicle. It’s easier to lose control at higher speeds, which can lead to severe accidents involving extensive damage, serious injuries and even death.

Traffic laws are part of the orderly regulation that a society needs in order to prosper. Without such essential laws, chaos would occur. Without traffic laws, it would be impossible to travel in motorized vehicles, especially in heavily populated urban areas. It’s not enough just to know how to operate a motor vehicle. Drivers must have a thorough understanding of general traffic laws and the laws of their local area, which is why all driver education courses include a rules of the road component to teach drivers the importance of obeying all traffic laws.

Not all traffic laws are explicit. For example, drivers are sometimes cited for driving too fast for conditions, even though they are driving at or below the posted speed limit. Weather conditions such as snow, sleet, ice and heavy rain. Vehicles are also required to have working safety equipment such as working headlights, taillights and turn signals. Good brakes are another requirement. Other safety requirements include wearing seatbelts. Many states have instituted bans on operating cells phones while driving. All of these rules involve safety but they are also part of an orderly society.

One of the most serious infractions involves driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, as offenders often cause severe accidents. Punishing repeat offenders with jail time is one of the ways that menaces to society can be taken off the streets so they are not a threat to others.

Regulations involving traffic also exist, in part, to provide an orderly manner for motorists to accomplish their daily commutes. Enforcement of these rules is often not an easy job, which is why fines and punishments are handed out for infractions. Drivers may find traffic laws irritating and may secretly believe that they don’t have to obey them. Fines and punishments act as a deterrent to breaking traffic laws. These are some of the things of which drivers must be aware, especially if they find themselves going to traffic court.

Perhaps the biggest reason that most people obey traffic laws is that they feel it is their moral duty to do so. Most people feel conflicted when they break traffic laws because they know that obeying them is simply the right thing to do. Inherently, people know that traffic laws exist for the good of everyone, making them important to society.

 

SOURCES:

https://www.bartleby.com/essay/Importance-of-Obeying-Traffic-Laws-F3C7AW43TJ

https://www.wattpad.com/39430594-the-importance-of-traffic-regulations-and

http://newsactivist.com/en/articles/juri-1106a-law-social-science/why-do-we-obey-law-0

Traits to Look for in a Top Lawyer

If you were just injured in an accident that was caused by the negligent actions of someone else, you may be considering filing a personal injury claim against them. Doing so will enable you to both bring them to justice for their irresponsible choices and obtain compensation for the losses you endured.

When you want to get the most out of your claim, you should always reach out to an experienced attorney. But how do you know if the lawyer you’re interested in hiring is going to be able to win your case?

The short answer is, you don’t. Every case has at least some chance of resulting in an unfavorable outcome, but there are certain characteristics you can look for when you want a top lawyer to represent your case.

High-Quality Education

One of the most important traits a top lawyer will have is a high-quality education. You’ll want to work with an attorney who took their schooling seriously and went to an accredited institution where every aspect of tort law was covered.

You won’t be able to tell just by looking at your lawyer what their education credentials are, but you will be able to ask them about where they went to school during your free consultation.

Most firms representing claimants who’ve suffered critical injuries will offer their prospective client this opportunity. During your meeting, you can treat it like an interview for your attorney. Only a top lawyer will take the time to answer these questions you have.

Experienced in Tort Law

Although the attorney you’re considering may have the education requirements you’re looking for, you don’t want to work with a lawyer who is fresh out of college. Although they have passed their boards and graduated, they won’t have experience in Court.

Your top lawyer should have at a minimum 5+ years of experience in investigating the cause of your accident, gathering evidence, establishing liability, quantifying your damages, presenting them in Court and winning.

Compassionate and Aggressive

Your lawyer could have the education and experience you’re looking for, but all of that won’t mean a thing if you don’t have an attorney who is both compassionate and aggressive.

Your top lawyer should have an understanding nature and be sympathetic in regards to what you’re going through, while still being able to fight aggressively in negotiations with the insurance company and in Court to achieve maximum compensation for your suffering.

During your initial consultation, you should feel comfortable asking your attorney “How will you fight for me?”. If they don’t have an answer that makes you feel empowered, they aren’t the attorney for you.

Choose Your Attorney with Care

It may seem like an easy decision, but in all actuality, you want to do everything you can to win your claim against the liable party and choosing the right attorney for you is an important decision.

Top lawyers will have a combination of high-quality education, experience, compassion and aggressiveness in the Courtroom. Consider all of these characteristics and how they apply to your potential lawyer before you move forward with hiring them.