No one expects to be in a car crash. You can reduce the risk of a car crash by being a careful and responsible driver who follows the rules of the road and knowing the common causes of car crashes.
Do you need a lawyer every time you are in a crash? Maybe not. However, you should always consult with an experienced car crash attorney so you can understand your rights. Many personal injury attorneys offer an initial free consultations
A personal injury lawyer can ensure that your medical bills are paid, that you obtain reimbursement for a damaged or lost vehicle or other property, and that you’re able to obtain compensation for general damages that can be hard to determine, such as mental anguish, lost wages and/or pain and suffering.
Most Common Causes of Car Crashes
When you get out on the road, you expect to arrive at your destination safely. Unfortunately, drivers engaging in risky behaviors put everyone on the road in danger. Some of the most common causes of car crashes:
- Cell phone use which contributed to 26% of car accidents according to recent statistics
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
Unfortunately, driving defensively is not always enough to prevent a car crash.
Alarming Car Crash Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the greatest number of vehicle crashes involve passenger cars, followed by SUVs, light trucks, vans, and then other vehicle types.
Surprisingly, the greatest number of car crashes occur on clear days (approximately 74%) as opposed to just over 9% on rainy days, and approximately 3% on snowy days. Even more surprising is that 71% of car crashes occur during daylight hours as opposed to approximately 13% at nighttime.
Traffic crashes account for nearly 34,000 deaths a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and account for the highest rate of visitors to emergency departments for 16 to 24-year-olds.
Car crashes are scary and often have long-lasting effects on physical and emotional health and wellness. You may need the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. You’re already dealing with a stressful situation.
Bridgeport attorney Jim Miron can help you settle your case as quickly as possible. Jim has handled thousands of injury claims and has the exerience to protect you rights. Don’t delay! Call Jim Miron at 203.339.5991 or toll free at 1.844.44MIRON or visit his contact page to arrange for a confidential, free, consultation.