Automobile fatalities have wide-ranging consequences for the families of those involved, causing unimaginable emotional and financial hardship. Furthermore, nearly 29,000 people die each year in traffic fatalities, many of which can be classified as wrongful death accidents because of the negligence of another party.
Some of the most common causes of automobile fatalities include:
1. Drunk driving. Driving under the influence of alcohol greatly reduces a driver’s ability to operate a vehicle safely. Furthermore, in 2014, nearly a third of all fatal car accidents resulted from alcohol-impaired driving crashes.
2. Distracted driving. Drivers who are distracted are a major cause of car accidents in America. Furthermore, distracted driving can have a more deleterious effect on a driver’s ability to safely operate a vehicle than drunk driving.
3. Speed. Speeding greatly increases the likelihood of a motor vehicle accident and also greatly increases the chance of a severe accident. Therefore, the faster you drive, the slower your reaction time is. Plus, the greater the force of impact will be if a collision occurs.
4. Traffic violations. Running stop signs or red lights or failing to yield, are all common causes of automobile accidents. This includes fatal accidents and pedestrian injuries.
If someone you love has been involved in a fatal automobile accident, there are legal remedies you can pursue. Especially, if this accident was as a result of the negligence of another party. Furthermore, speaking to an experienced wrongful death attorney can help you pursue the options available. This will allow you to receive compensation for medical bills, lost income and other damages you’re entitled to receiving.
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