The roads are a dangerous place. People are driving while intoxicated, they are driving distracted and they are driving with road rage. Fairfield car crash lawyer Jim Miron understands all these risks and has been helping injured victims of negligent drivers recover compensation for more than 23 years. If you or a family member has been injured, call our offices today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney. Attorney Jim Miron also represents clients in the Greater Bridgeport region including Fairfield, Easton, Stratford, Trumbull, Shelton and Monroe. Deadly Car Accidents on I-95 and Fairfield Streets It seems like every day we hear news reports about another serious car, truck or motorcycle accident along the Merritt Parkway or I-95 corridor. Our seniors and young people are especially vulnerable. Late in the Spring of 2015, two teens suffered life-threating injuries when their jeep crashed into a utility pole near Fairfield Warde High School. And a 20-year-old passenger died in a crash on I-95 after being thrown from a car that went off highway and hit several trees, after sideswiping another car. And these recent collisions reflect a nationwide trend. After years of statistics reflecting improved safety and lower fatality rates, in 2012 there were 1,328,000 car crashes nationwide, up from 1,240,000 in 2011. In addition, fatalities resulting from these crashes increased as well—from 21,316 to 21,667. In Connecticut, deaths from car crashes have risen over three years, from 144 passenger vehicle fatalities in 2011, to 165 in 2012, up even higher to 182 in 2013. What’s causing this uptick in crashes and fatalities? Drunk driving plays a factor – contributing to about one-third of Connecticut traffic crash fatalities – but the largest causes are everyday examples of negligent or careless driving. Simply put, poor driving etiquette leads to traffic collisions, sometimes deadly. In fact, simply following another car too closely results in almost 30% of Connecticut car crashes, while just under one-in-five car crashes (18%) results from drivers simply failing to yield the right-of-way to another driver. Speeding causes less than 10% of accidents. Experienced Fairfield Attorney Helps Victims of Car Crashes Most of us realize that insurance companies aren’t on our side, especially when we’re the victims of serious car crash. With more than two decades of experience, Connecticut attorney Jim Miron understands how insurance companies work, their negotiating tactics, and how to stand firm with their lawyers and adjusters to get the best compensation for his personal injury clients. If you’ve been injured its important to have an experienced Fairfield car crash lawyer on your side. Call attorney Jim Miron for a free, no obligation consultation at 203.339.5991 or toll free at 1.844.44MIRON (1.844.446.4766) or use the convenient “contact us” form on this website.