Leading Causes Of Car Accidents
Drivers Under the Influence
Unfortunately, despite the strong force against drunk driving, many people still decide to get behind the wheel while impaired. In 2017, 29% of motor vehicle traffic fatalities were caused by drunk driving. (Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) This continues to be a leading cause of car accidents and many times leads to fatal injuries.
Drowsy drivers could potentially be as lethal as drunk drivers. This leading cause of car accidents can also be avoided. Even though it is difficult to exactly measure the accidents caused by drowsy drivers, in 2017 there were an estimated 50,000 people injured because of drowsy drivers. (Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
Every day drivers continue to be tempted by a growing amount of distractions while driving. Whether it is distractions from passengers, electronic devices, or other activities, these behaviors can lead to car accidents. “Texting is the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that's like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.” (Source: https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/distracted-driving )
Our South Florida traffic can many times frustrate drivers and we continue to see road rage related car accidents. An aggressive driver can potentially drive recklessly and at a higher speed, which leads to accidents. 66% of traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive driving.
Common Injuries from Car Accidents
Car accidents can lead to various types of injuries that can leave lingering effects on your health. It is crucial to be checked by a medical professional after an accident to access your injuries. Even minor injuries can have a great economic impact on your life by incurring medical bills and possibly resulting in lost wages from missed hours at work.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Neck and Back Injuries
Bruising and Scrapes
Emotional Distress and Anxiety
What you may be entitled to receive, including but not limited to:
-Payment of medical bills
-Payment of lost wages
-Payment of lost services
-Payment for loss of earning capacity
-Payment for physical pain and suffering
-Payment for emotional pain and suffering
-Payment for property damage
Benefits of Hiring an Attorney
Why you should talk to an attorney after a car accident and how we can help you