The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) finds that 52% of all personal injury lawsuits in this country are car accident cases. Indeed, every year there are more than 5.5 million auto accidents in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Of those, about 35,000 or so are fatal, and thousands more end in mild to severe injuries. There are many things that cause auto accidents — texting, distractions, running past stop signs, etc. — but the most prevalent is excessive speeding. More than 40% fatal car accidents are due to speeding. Moreover, about 20% of all car accidents, fatal or not, are due to distracted driving.
Unfortunately, the NHTSA maintains that about one out of 10 drivers in the U.S. consistently used their cellphones while driving. This is a serious risk factor, so much so that many states such as New York have banned using your cellphone while driving outright. Still, that doesn’t prevent millions of drivers around the country from using their cellphones while driving, which, as a result, leads to serious road accidents.
If you are ever in a car accident due to the negligence of another driver, auto accident injury attorneys can help. Auto accident related injuries can be very serious. From broken bones and damaged organs to nerve and brain damage, auto accidents are by far one of the worst, and frequent, accidents in the U.S. today. Accident attorneys — that is, licensed attorneys who concentrate on auto accident cases — can get you the just and fair auto injury claims you deserve. Auto injury claims can provide you and your family with the compensation often needed for serious car accidents. And with a skilled and dedicated attorney, there is a 60% chance according to the BJS of winning the case.
Consider auto accident attorneys if you are ever caught in a terrible situation on the road.