Brad Pistotnik Law attorneys know there are many reasons why car accidents happen. The majority of them are due to the negligence and fault of another person or driver who is not paying attention and keeping a proper lookout for other vehicles. There are many distractions for drivers such as cell phones, radios, talking to children and eating fast food.
Many car accidents are the result of another person’s negligence. Failing to operate an automobile with reasonable care under the circumstances is the basis for most auto accident lawsuits. Motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common causes of serious injuries in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that someone in the United States is involved in a car accident every 10 seconds with over 2.35 million people injured or disabled each year. These are not the only alarming statistics, there are more statistics that are extremely devastating regarding road accidents:
Auto accidents are the leading cause of injury death for persons between the ages of 3 and 33.
Each year more than 37,000 people are killed in traffic accidents.
U.S. road accidents costs are about $230.6 billion each year.
Wichita, Kansas has more than 40,000 auto accidents in the metro area every single year.
Negligent acts of drivers are shown by the following careless driving errors:
Texting while driving.
Talking on a cellular phone.
Disobeying traffic signs or signals.
Adjusting dashboard instruments.
Following too closely, causing rear end collisions.
Speeding over the posted speed limit or in excess of what is reasonable for the existing road and traffic conditions.
Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol and/or illegal drugs.
Failing to use a turn signal.
Failing to maintain the vehicle in the appropriate lane of travel or driving on the wrong side of the road.
If you have been the victim of a careless driver contact Brad Pistotnik Law now for a free consultation. We would like the opportunity to help you with your auto accident injury case. Call 1-800-241-BRAD now to know your rights!