WERE YOU INJURED BECAUSE OF ANOTHER DRIVER'S NEGLIGENCE?
If you suffered serious injuries or if someone you love was killed because of another driver's carelessness or negligence, you have the right to pursue compensation. However, selecting the right car accident lawyer is an important decision. You should choose someone who is experienced, aggressive and dedicated to working hard to get fair compensation for your injuries.
Auto accidents are a leading cause of injury and death for both adults and children nationwide, and the numbers are staggering. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 5.6 million car accidents occur each year, resulting in close to 34,000 fatalities. Although the number of traffic-related injuries declined from 3.03 million to 2.92 million in a year, the number of fatalities due to drunk driving car accidents has steadily increased. Research shows that alcohol is involved in approximately 31 percent of fatal car accidents, and speeding is involved in 29 percent of all motor vehicle accident fatalities.
The most heartbreaking fact of all is that most car accidents are entirely preventable. Many are caused by drivers who are distracted, tired, intoxicated or on drugs. The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration reports that most drivers engage in activities that take their attention away from the road. These activities include talking with other passengers (81 percent), adjusting the radio or CD player (66 percent), eating or drinking (49 percent) or using a cellphone (25 percent). According to Distraction.gov, there were over 3,100 fatalities from car accidents involving distracted drivers.