According to published statistics, there are more than 6 million car accidents per year in the Unites States. In about one-half of those accidents, personal injuries are sustained. Approximately 58,000 fatalities occur per year as a result of motor vehicle accidents.
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for people age 33 and younger. As one might expect, most car accidents are caused by drivers in their teens and early 20s as well as those over 75 years old.
More than one-quarter of all drivers are involved in a motor vehicle during any random five-year period of time. Approximately 40% of car accidents are alcohol related.
The above statistics are somewhat startling. Driving our cars and trucks is so routine and mundane that we assume it is not dangerous. In reality, it is extremely dangerous even under dry and clear conditions. Once inclement weather is added to the mix driving a motor vehicle becomes even more dangerous.
Inattentive drivers are the most common cause of motor vehicle accidents. In recent years, use of cell phones while driving has caused an epidemic of motor vehicle accidents.
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and would like to protect your rights for recovering lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering we would be happy to speak to you regarding the facts of your situation.