There have been many studies relating to this question, but it is clear that motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death all over the world. Road traffic victims in the “World Day of Remembrance” of road traffic cases confirm car accidents are considered to be a world-wide concern.
According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, car accidents happen every minute in a day in any part of the world every 60 seconds. There are 5.25 million automobile accidents per year and a child is killed in one every 3 minutes. These accidents take the lives of thousands of people while millions of surviving victims suffers from injuries and permanent disabilities.
The majority of these incidents could be avoided if the drivers would drive with reasonable care. It has been said that forty percent of automobile accident fatalities occur due to drunk drivers. Thirty percent of auto accident fatalities can be caused by driving above the speed limit and one-third are due to reckless driving. The age group of 16-30 years old is the leading cause of death when involved in a car accident. Many automobile accidents could be preventive if seat belts are properly used. It has been noted that radio playing can cause an accident or eating and drinking while driving. But, mainly auto accidents are caused when drivers are using cell phones.
Pursuant to the car insurance industry, a claim is filed for a collision about once every 18 years. If you got your license at age 16, the odds are quite good that you will experience some type of crash by the age of 34 years old. During a typical long lifetime of driving, you may have a total of 3-4 accidents. It has been studied and published that the most dangerous month for a car accident normally occurs in August, and Saturday is the most dangerous day for a collision to occur. Mid-week days, such as Tuesday and Wednesday, also appear to have the lowest number of fatalities. The higher number of people on the road is when the highest number of crashes occur.
The following are things people can do to lessen the probability of a vehicular accident:
- Wearing a seat belt;
- Driving the accurate speed for conditions;
- Paying attention to the road;
- Curbing human error;
- False sense of a person’s own ability to multi-task;
Of course, another cause of crashes is bad weather. Driving too fast for bad weather conditions plays a major role in the fatal crash statistics each year. According to a traffic center, it is published that speed is the single greatest contributing factor to serious crashes. If you or a loved one was involved in a car accident, David K. Kremin & Associates has handled thousands of these cases. This firm and its affiliated law firms have secured millions of dollars for its clients and in some instances have received the highest awards ever for its clients at certain times and in certain jurisdictions. Accordingly, please contact our lawyers who have 20-30 years of experience in this area of the law. Feel free to call us 24/7 for a free consultation at 1(800) ASK-A-LAWYER or 1(800) 275-2529.