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Fatal accident statistics not improving in the United States

by | Feb 28, 2018 | Blog |

There are many risks and hazards that could negatively affect the health and well-being of Texas drivers. From distraction to drunk drivers, there are various hazards that could lead to an increased chance of a car accident. In fact, national statistics indicated that the number of fatal car accidents remained consistent for the last few years. 

Fatal car collisions are a major concern for government agencies and authorities. Despite safety campaigns, penalties for poor driving decisions and more safety features in vehicles than ever before, auto fatalities are startlingly high in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, there have been two consecutive years with approximately 40,000 car accident fatalities.

What’s the source of the problem?

Overall, statistics indicate that road fatalities continue to be a serious problem. There are many factors to consider when trying to determine why the number of fatalities is so high, including the following: 

  • Distracted driving is more prevalent than ever, and it leads to an increased chance of a car accident.
  • Despite safety advances in most vehicles, the fact that many people do not use their seatbelts or choose to engage in dangerous behaviors keeps the fatality numbers high.
  • Many people believe that self driving vehicles will improve the safety of the roads, leading to fewer deaths caused by factors such as speeding or distraction.

When drivers make the choice to drive negligently or engage in reckless behaviors behind the wheel, innocent people can suffer. Sadly, many fatal accidents are the result of actions that are completely preventable.

If you believe that your accident is the result of a negligent driver, you have rights. You do not have to suffer alone, but you can seek recovery of your financial losses and compensation for your pain and suffering through a personal injury claim. 

What could you recover after an accident?

After an accident, you may feel confused regarding the potential ways you could seek recovery. Through a personal injury claim, you may be able to claim recompense for things such as your medical bills, damage to your personal property and other accident-related losses.

There is a limited amount of time to take legal action after an accident. If you lost a loved one or suffered injuries yourself at the hands of another driver, you may have grounds for a civil claim. You have no time to lose in seeking the full protection of your rights after a wrongful death or personal injury incident.