Posted on August 24, 2015 in
When most people travel, they expect to get to their destinations safely. Sadly, that is not always the case. It is estimated that 37,000 people in America die each year due to car accidents. Many people who survive a car accident are severely disabled or injured.
Why Are Car Accidents So Common?
In some cases, car accidents cannot be avoided. For example, some car accidents are due to adverse weather conditions, which is something that people do not have any control over. Things like rain, snow and ice make the roads more slippery and increase the chances of an accident happening.
However, car accidents are often the result of negligence on the part of one or both drivers. Below is a list of some of the actions that often lead to car accidents:
Distracted Driving – A person has to be totally focused while he or she is behind the wheel. Being distracted for a few seconds can lead to an accident. There have been many public service announcement made about the importance of staying focused while behind the wheel. However, many people still choose to drive while they are distracted.
There are many ways that drivers can get distracted while they are behind the wheel. Adjusting the radio while driving is one of the ways that people can get distracted while they are driving. Many people also like to look at scenery while they are driving, and this is another distraction.
Cell phones are another one of the things that distract people while driving. In fact, it is estimated that cell phones play a role in about 24 percent of the accidents that occur today.
Driving Under The Influence – It is dangerous to drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Judgment is impaired, and one is not able to react as quickly. Drunk driving is dangerous even if a person’s blood alcohol content has not reached the legal BAC.
Aggressive Driving – Aggressive driving is a broad term is used to describe a variety of dangerous actions behind the wheel. This can include things like frequently changing lanes, ignoring traffic rules, tailgating and failing to yield. Aggressive driving can easily escalate into road rage.
Why Call Our Firm?
The aftermath of a car accident can be devastating. Many victims’ lives have changed for the worse forever. In fact, many people are not even able to work anymore because of the injuries they suffered in a car accident. The good news is that car accident victims are often awarded compensation.
If you have been in a car accident and are interested in getting compensation
, then you need a qualified attorney on your side. You should contact our firm if you were hurt in auto accident. One of the reasons that you should contact us if you are in need of an attorney is because we are experienced. We have handled cases that are large and complex.
The insurance company often tries to under-compensate the car accident victims. That is why our firm goes the extra mile to make sure that people receive the compensation that they deserve. Not only is our firm experienced, but they also teach other attorneys about proving injury cases.
All Injuries Law Firm
2340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33952