Car accidents cause 2.35 million injuries and over 37, 000 deaths each and every year. They are the leading cause of death among those between the ages of 16 and 20, and they are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injury, death, and disability among all age groups. Why are auto accidents so common, and why do the rates keep climbing? The following explores these questions and explains what you can do if you or someone you love is injured in an automobile accident.
Distracted driving applies to any activity that takes your eyes or concentration off the road (eating, changing the radio station, applying makeup, etc.) but cellphone use is, by far, the most common distracted driving habit. Even more concerning is that the rates continue to rise in the face of new laws, campaigns, and safety warnings.
Speeding and Reckless Driving
Americans seem to always be in a rush, and that can cause some to disregard the posted speed limit signs and rules of the road. Some might tailgate. Others might run red lights or stop signs. Still others might practice improper lane changes to get around another vehicle. Unfortunately, these actions place not only their own lives at risk, but also the lives of everyone around them.
Whether it is alcohol, marijuana, or prescription drugs, intoxicated driving places the lives of the driver and others at risk. Sadly, Wisconsin has a serious problem with drugged and drunk driving. In fact, it is the state with one of the highest self-reporting rates of intoxicated driving.
In a construction zone, drivers have to remain aware of their surroundings, and they have to be prepared for sudden changes in the road. Yet some drivers fail to do so and then place their lives and the lives of others at risk. Yet they are not the only ones who make accident-causing mistakes within construction zone areas. Workers, foremen, and supervisors can also put the lives of drivers at risk if they fail to follow the laws, regulations, or protocols designed to keep everyone safe.
Injured in an Accident? Contact Our Green Bay Auto Accident Lawyers
If you or someone you love has been injured in an auto accident, it is critical that you seek experienced assistance with your case. Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd. will fight for your best interests. Dedicated and experienced, our Green Bay auto accident lawyers will aggressively pursue the most compensation possible. Call 920-739-7366 and schedule a consultation to learn how we can assist with your case.