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Behind the Scenes of Many Car Crashes: What Happened?
The numbers don’t lie. However, that’s not to say it wouldn’t be better if they did. Car crashes account for a number of fatal accidents. In fact, around the world, over 3,000 people die every day as a result of a road crash. About half of those individuals are identified as between the ages of 15 and 45.
Granted those are global statistics. However, the truth is that our country and New Jersey are plagued by many several motor vehicle accidents. Those who are fortunate enough to escape death may find themselves hit with serious injuries. Without question, many accidents could be avoided.
Car accident victims have all kinds of concerns. Some wonder if a car crash that was not their fault will affect insurance rates. Others are mostly focused on injuries they may have suffered as a result. For many, the object is to make sure medical bills are paid and any monetary damages provided to make up for losses.
Common Causes of Car Crashes
Although the focus of this article is on car crashes, much of the same information also applies to other types of motor vehicle operators. In fact, a great many automobile accidents can also involve a collision with a motorcycle, truck or bus. Meanwhile, the actions or inattentiveness of a bicyclist or pedestrian may result in a horrific crash.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the United States Department of Transportation. Not only do they survey accident causation, but they also accumulate data concerning their findings. For example, one analysis considers drowsy driving as the cause of a number of fatal accidents.
All things considered, you should first understand the meaning of drowsy driving. The term is applicable when the police report lists a driver as drowsy or actually falling asleep. A small percentage of fatal accidents are due to drowsy driving.
Meanwhile, other factors contribute to the severity of car crashes. A further analysis of from the NHTSA includes the following:
• Nationally, there is one alcohol-related fatal automobile accident every 51 minutes.
• At least one driver was speeding in 27 percent of the country’s fatal accidents.
• People over age 65 accounted for 18 percent of deaths associated with car crashes.
• A fair percentage of accidents were caused because the driver lost control.
• Almost a third of all motor vehicle accidents were caused by rear-end hits.
• Driver inattentiveness was the cause of a great number of car crashes.
As you might guess, distracted driving is a significant factor in automobile accidents. It’s not just that someone is texting and driving. For some, it takes a split second to lose control by changing the radio dial. Other distractions may include putting on makeup or eating while driving.
The bottom line is that your or your loved one could be hurt or due as a result of a car crash. As a result, you could find yourself overwhelmed and helpless. It’s not an easy journey to take alone.
At the Law Offices of Beninato & Matrafaljo, we have been assisting injury victims for more than four decades. Let our experience guide you through the claims process by contacting us for an appointment.