It has been estimated that more than 90 people die in motor vehicle accidents each day in this country. Approximately 2 million people are seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents every year as well. As sad as these statistics are, the good news is that traffic accidents are preventable, and helping to reduce them can save lives and limit the serious injuries that are suffered by so many.
Transportation safety does not just involve motor vehicles colliding with each other because every year bicycle and pedestrian fatalities comprise more than 15% of all traffic deaths which involve approximately 5,000 pedestrians and 800 bicyclists. One of the more interesting statistics is the fact that during the coronavirus pandemic, motor vehicle-related deaths rose in many states despite the fact that there were fewer cars on the road.
There is one thing that you can do to help prevent a serious motor vehicle accident, thereby reducing the risk that someone either dies or is seriously injured. During the pandemic, there was a marked increase in both pedestrian and bicycle deaths which can be directly related to increased speed.
Speeding is one of the top contributors to motor vehicle accidents.
The faster that a person is driving more likely that person will kill someone or seriously injure someone if they are involved in a motor vehicle accident whether the victim is the driver of another motor vehicle, a passenger, a pedestrian, or a bicyclist. If a person is speeding then it becomes more difficult to properly control a motor vehicle, to react if something sudden occurs, or to stop in a shorter period of time.
People also have to be mindful of the fact that the weather and roadway conditions could require a motor vehicle operator to drive at a speed less than the stated limit. If there are heavy rains, if it is snowing or sleeting, if there are construction crews on the roadway, or if there are conditions that do not allow for the safe operation of your motor vehicle that it is incumbent upon the driver of the motor vehicle to slow down.
If all of us were to operate our motor vehicles by observing all motor vehicle laws, then the number of fatalities and serious injuries suffered could be greatly reduced. If you or someone you know has been injured in a motor vehicle accident that has been caused by the fault of another, then you should contact an experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyer at the earliest possible moment. A personal injury lawyer will advise you as to what you should be doing and what you should not be doing to best maximize the value of your case.
Our Connecticut accident attorneys handle these cases on a contingency fee basis and advance the costs to develop your case. In other words, you will not have to pay any money out of your own pocket to hire our injury attorneys to represent you. Do not make the mistake of attempting to handle your own accident case. Click here to contact us or call 888-244-5480 for a free case evaluation.