Auto accidents are a leading cause of injury and death for both adults and children nationwide, and the numbers are staggering. According to the the most recent data available published in July 2016 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2014 there were over 10.5 million vehicles involved in police-reported traffic crashes; 96% were passenger vehicles. The resulting effect of these car crashes and auto accidents was more than 21,000 human fatalities and an estimated 2.07 million passengers sustaining injuries from the wrecks.
Alcohol is frequently a contributing factor or the main cause behind a crash, and just California alone in 2014 experienced a tragic 3,074 fatalities of which a jarring 34% of drivers had a BAC (blood alcohol content) of .010 or higher. In total, research shows that alcohol is involved in approximately 31 percent of fatal car accidents, and speeding is involved in 29 percent of all motor vehicle accident fatalities.
Accidents Occur On Our Freeways, At Intersections And On City Streets
Injuries occur in every kind of situation — at high speeds, in stop-and-go traffic, even parking lots. Many injuries can take weeks or months to appear, which is why working alongside a dedicated and experienced attorney with decades of litigating auto accidents can make all the difference in the recovery. The most disconcerting and painful fact of all is that most car accidents are entirely preventable.
There are just too many accidents caused by drivers who are distracted, tired, intoxicated or on drugs. The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration reports that most drivers engage in some type of activity that take their attention away from the road. These activities include talking with other passengers (81 percent), adjusting the radio or CD player (66 percent), eating or drinking (49 percent) or using a cellphone (25 percent). According to Distraction.gov, there were over 3,100 fatalities from car accidents involving distracted drivers.
Were You Injured Because of Another Driver's Negligence?
If you suffered serious injuries or if someone you love was killed because of another driver's carelessness or negligence, you have the right to pursue compensation. However, selecting the right car accident lawyer is an important decision. You should choose someone who is experienced, aggressive and dedicated to working hard to get fair compensation for your injuries.
Almost everyone gets in an accident at some point or other. When injuries are serious, you need to move quickly to choose a lawyer who has the experience to obtain the full amount your injuries require. Pay your medical bills, offset lost wages, and get the money you need to get your life together again. Call Scott J. Corwin at 800-946-9440 now for a FREE CONSULTATION
Accidents can happen anywhere and have many causes, including:
- Rear-end collisions
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Accidents caused by a drunk driver
- Accidents caused by an under-insured or uninsured driver
Providing Personal Attention and One on One Representation
You can count on Scott J. Corwin to give you the one-on-one attention you need and deserve after your accident. Your case will never be passed off to a lesser-qualified associate. Our founding attorney will listen to your story, explain your legal options and then fight on your behalf to obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries.
Consult Our Los Angeles Area Car Accident Lawyer Today
Learn about your legal rights and options after an auto accident in Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, San Diego, Ventura or Santa Barbara county or anywhere else in California. Get a free case evaluation by calling Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation. The best way to contact us is to call toll free to 800-946-9440, or contact us online today. We are dedicated to providing personal attention and quality representation throughout the life of your case.