Car accidents occur every day, resulting in serious injury and sometimes death. Serious car accidents often involve negligence and/or reckless driving, factors that should be considered by attorneys who handle car accident cases. Negligence or reckless driving, if present during an accident, can result in severe injury and even death, particularly if the negligent party was operating a vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol. In such cases, it is important for the driver involved in the accident to have a lawyer on retainer immediately following the accident so as to retain the services of a skilled car accident attorney who can evaluate the legalities involved in such a case.