When most people leave the house to make their daily commute, they do not think about the fact that they could be involved in a serious car accident that can change their life forever. However, a car accident occurs every 10 seconds in the United States. A fatal car accident occurs every 15 minutes.
Despite the fact that there have been many campaigns made encouraging people to be safer drivers, many drivers are still negligent. Many people still choose to drive a vehicle after they have been drinking. This is one of the top causes of car accidents. In fact, it is estimated that three out of the 10 fatal car accidents involve alcohol.
People who drive a car after they have been drinking are likely to suffer from a slowed reaction time and impaired judgment. Reckless driving is another one of the top causes of car accidents. Reckless driving is the act of driving without regard for the rules of the road. Driving above the maximum speed limit is an example of reckless driving. Turning without using signals, failing to yield and running a stop sign are other examples of reckless driving.
Many people today also drive while they are distracted, and this leads to thousands of accidents per year. Cell phones are one of the top distractions today. Despite the fact that some places have banned cell phone use while driving, many people today still continue to use them while behind the wheel. People take their eyes off the road while they are dialing a number, answering a call or sending a text message. A person can be involved in an accident even if she is only distracted for a split second.
Defective automobiles and roads can also lead to car accidents. The car manufacturer could be held responsible if the automobile is defective. Government agencies could be held responsible if the roads are defective.
If a car accident results in a catastrophic injury, then a person may not be able to work. He or she may also be left with permanent disabilities. Medical bills and physical therapy are not cheap. People who are out of work may find it nearly impossible to pay their bills. That is why we encourage people to contact our firm if they have been injured in a car accident.
An attorney for car accident damages will thoroughly review the case. Our firm understands that auto insurance companies do not always act in the best interest of clients. Our attorneys have had trial experience and have handled many large cases with successful outcomes. Our primary goal is to get you the compensation you need and deserve for your injuries.
If you live in the St. Petersburg Florida area and have been injured in a crash, feel free to contact Attorney Michael J. Babboni from Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh. Our St. Petersburg Personal Injury Lawyers are here to answer any questions you may have.
Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh
6446 Central Ave., St. Petersburg FL, 33707