Millions of Americans sustain catastrophic and disabling injuries in car accidents every year. According to the National Safety Council, there were over 4.5 million medically consulted car accident-related injuries reported in 2018 alone.
No matter how many precautions a driver takes, accidents resulting from the reckless and negligent road behaviors of others can still lead to debilitating injuries. The most common of these irresponsible behaviors include, but are not limited to:
- Distracted Driving: Distracted driving has become one of the leading causes of car accidents nationwide. Common distractions behind the wheel include cell phones, eating, drinking, putting on makeup, talking to passengers, or reaching for items.
- Impaired Driving: Despite laws that prohibit driving while under the influence of intoxicating substances, many drivers continue to make the unfortunate decision to get behind the wheel. It only takes one drink to experience impairments that can lead to accidents, such as slowed reaction times, poor judgment, and reduced visibility.
- Fatigued Driving: Drivers who experience dangerous levels of fatigue behind the wheel display similar road impairments as intoxicated drivers. The additional risk of falling asleep at the wheel elevates the risk of a road accident resulting in severe injuries.
- Speeding: Speeding is the most common form of aggressive driving leading to accidents. A driver who is speeding is more likely to cause a fatal injury and is less likely to be able to avoid obvious road hazards.
- Reckless Driving: Reckless driving can come in many forms. Failing to yield, tailgating, neglecting turn signals, running red lights, and unsafe passing are all considered reckless behaviors that increase the risk of an accident.
Slater Slater Schulman LLP is dedicated to the representation of individuals who have been injured as a result of a car accident. Our firm is handling litigation related to these claims nationwide.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, please contact Slater Slater Schulman LLP for a free consultation by filling out the form on this page or by calling our office at (800) 251-6990.