Bee Sting Car Accident
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During the warmer months of the year, stings from bees, hornets, wasps, and other insects are common occurrences in Western New York. It is not uncommon for a bee to make its way into a vehicle. Despite the fact that stings from these insects are typically not life-threatening, the fear of a potential sting or the immediate, painful aftermath can cause a driver to behave unpredictably, possibly leading to a car accident.
If you, or a loved one, suffered a serious personal injury in a car accident caused by a bee sting or other insect sting, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today. You might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. boasts a team of highly experienced Buffalo, New York car accident injury lawyers who will fight for you with care and compassion. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week by calling (716) 839-3939 or by going online.Stinging Insect Accident Overview
In the United States, countless insect stings occur every day. According to the Mayo Clinic, bee stings are usually harmless and will cause a mild reaction. Some symptoms of this reaction include the sharp pain of the initial sting and swelling or a red welt around the sting site. Different insects, such as wasps or hornets, will cause more painful stings than a generic worker bee. Greater danger also exists in the form of multiple stings. A trapped bee or other insects may sting more than once, causing ongoing pain and swelling. In the case of more than a dozen stings, the injured party should consider seeking medical attention.
For some people, the risks associated with a bee or insect sting are much greater. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), 5% of the American population suffers from insect sting allergies. An allergic reaction to an insect sting can cause an anaphylactic reaction, leading to difficulty breathing, severe swelling, dizziness, and a weak pulse. The AAFA states that 90-100 deaths occur each year in the United States as a result of insect sting anaphylaxis.
The fear of a bee sting or the reaction to the sting itself can cause a driver to behave unsafely behind the wheel. A driver who has been stung or who is trying to avoid an insect may:
- Swerve out of their lane into oncoming traffic or off the road;
- Become distracted, perhaps leading to unsafe lane changes or running a stop sign;
- Speed up or slow down rapidly, increasing their chances for a rear-end collision; or
- Fail to see obstacles, road hazards, or other vehicles.
Distraction due to a bee sting can lead to many types of car accidents, from sideswipes to broadside collisions to rear-end collisions and more. Each of these accidents can have tragic consequences and can lead to severe personal injuries or death. It is important to note that an insect that causes a severe reaction in a driver, such as anaphylaxis, can cause a driver to lose consciousness behind the wheel or suffer another medical emergency. If a driver loses consciousness, they can pose a significant danger to themselves and others on the road.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a car accident resulting from an insect sting? The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. can help. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, has a track record of success with car accident personal injury cases. Our team of Buffalo, New York bee sting car accident personal injury attorneys will handle your case with diligence and determination, fighting to obtain the best possible result for you. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. at (716) 839-3939, and let us begin the fight for you today!
HAVE YOU SUFFERED A SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY IN A CAR ACCIDENT CAUSED BY AN INSECT STING IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
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Drivers have a duty to maintain control over their vehicles at all times. This duty remains in effect in the event that the driver suffers from a bee sting or insect sting while driving. It is the driver’s responsibility to continue to behave rationally. If you were injured in a car accident that resulted from another driver losing control after a bee sting, that driver might be liable for your injuries. If you have been stung by a bee while driving, you should take the following steps to prevent a serious car accident:
- Remain calm;
- If you are able and feel it is necessary, pull safely to the side of the road or into a parking lot or rest area;
- If necessary, roll down windows to encourage the insect out of the vehicle;
- Allow yourself time to calm down and treat the bee sting if you have first aid supplies on hand per instructions given by medical professionals;
- If you are at risk of an allergic reaction, take appropriate action or call 911; and
- Safely return to the road when you are able to do so.
After a sting, it is important to continue to monitor yourself for severe swelling and signs of a more serious reaction. If signs of a more serious reaction appear, you should seek medical attention immediately.
Often, the fear of a sting can also cause a dangerous reaction in a driver. If you find yourself with a stinging insect in your car, it is essential that you remain calm. Again, if it is safe to do so, you can pull your car to the side of the road and attempt to coax the insect out by rolling down your windows. Insect stings in cars can be avoided altogether if you drive with your windows rolled up in the warmer months. Utilize your car’s air conditioning to remain cool. If you choose to drive with your windows down, remember it is your responsibility to keep yourself and others safe on the road.
If you were injured in a car accident that resulted from a bee sting, you might be eligible for compensation. Determining liability in an accident is a complicated process, and it will be important to seek help from an experienced personal injury law firm. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. are highly experienced, professional, and hardworking. If you are uncertain if you are eligible for greater compensation in your personal injury case, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will be happy to provide you with a FREE consultation. Call us today at (716) 839-3939. Do not wait!
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