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Car Accident

Car accidents are the most common type of personal injury.


Some recent statistics:


  • There are more than 30,000 fatal car crashes in the United States annually, and more than 50,000 people are killed.

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), alcohol is a major factor in approximately 40 percent of fatal car crashes and 10 percent of injury accidents nationwide.

  • The National Safety Council reports that a driver’s excessive speed is the third leading cause of car accidents in the US. The NHTSA estimates that speed is a factor in more than 30 percent of all fatal car crashes.

  • Any activity that diverts a driver’s attention from the task of driving is a distraction and is potentially dangerous to the driver, passengers, pedestrians and others on the roadway.

  • Examples of distractions are:

    • Text Messaging

    • Conducting searches on a smart phone

    • Speaking on a cell phone

    • Reading, including GPS devices and maps

    • Talking to passengers

    • Grooming

    • Making adjustments to audio devices

    • Reaching for an item outside the driver’s grasp.

  • More than 3,000 people are killed annually in the U.S. as a result of distracted driving, and more than 400,000 are injured in these car accidents.


Call our experienced lawyers if you or someone you know is the victim of a car accident.