There are many challenges on the road today, and since you definitely want to avoid being a car accident victim, you need to be aware of all potential hazards. This post will look at articles that provide background on various types of auto accidents and what to expect on the road.
5 Recent Car Accident Victim Posts 10 Disturbing Drunk Driving Accident Statistics
Drunk driving is a major contributor to auto accidents in the U.S. This article provides drunk driving accident statistics that we all should be aware of. Here is a sample:
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults drank too much and got behind the wheel about 112 million times in 2010.
- One in every 7 drivers killed in a drunk driving accident in 2008 was under the age of 21 (and thus not even old enough to drink).
- Drunk driving accidents cost the U.S. $132 billion a year and cost each adult in the U.S. almost $500 per year.
- 211 children were killed in drunk driving crashes in 2010. Out of those deaths, well over half of these young car accident victims were riding with the drunk driver.
- Over 70% of drunken driving fatalities occurred at night
Lack of Turn Signal Use Poses Threat to Motorists
This post highlights a largely unnoticed threat to drivers and pedestrians. This threat is the national under-usage of vehicle turn signals, which could be causing as many as 2,000,000 car accidents annually. Prevention is pretty simple: All the motorist needs to do is flick on the turn signal! Awareness of this issue is one of the keys to avoiding more accidents. The article notes that it would be wise for motorists, law enforcement agencies, and car manufacturers alike to work together to improve this problem.
Distraction While Driving: A Major Cause of Road Accidents
Driving is a skill that requires our full attention to stay safe on the road. Texting, talking, eating, grooming, drinking, operating a navigation system, and many more distractions turn thousands of drivers into car accident victims every year. This post explores distraction and its role in road accidents in more depth.
Hit And Run Accidents: What To Do
Being a car accident victim is bad enough, but sometimes the driver will vanish from the scene, leaving an injured person to fend for themselves. This post discusses the tragic phenomena and what you should do if you are a victim of a hit-and-run accident.
Danger on the Road: Uninsured Drivers
Uninsured drivers are a wildcard that can set you back both physically and financially. An accident involving an uninsured driver can leave you without compensation for injuries, lost wages, and suffering. The threat is real: The percentage of uninsured drivers right now is 13.8%, which means that approximately 1 in 7 American drivers are currently uninsured! This post explores what makes them a threat and ways to maximize your protection.
Legal Assistance Can Help
Hiring a lawyer is a good idea in any of these instances. Auburn University cooperative extension notes that, “Basic car insurance policies, especially liability only ones, may not automatically cover any legal expenses you incur when filing a claim against another driver. It may also not give you automatic access to the insurance company’s attorneys. Subsequently, you may need to retain your own attorney in order to file a damages claim.”
If you are a recent car accident victim, contact Abels and Annes, P.C. and request a Free Case Consultation or call (312) 924-7575 to speak with a lawyer today.