- March 29, 2023
- Posted by: Delphin Law
- Category: Uncategorized
Fatal Car Accidents
The automobile is so significant to our day to day living. Making things that are not typically in our reach, effortlessly accessible. However, the automobile is as dangerous as it is valuable, and many lives are lost due to car accidents every day. Several things play a part in the occurrence of automobile accidents such as distractions, weather conditions, and more; this is why it is important to understand the significance of safe driving. You can save yourself an intense headache dealing with insurance companies, and other parties. You may also save a life according to a car accident lawyer from our friends at The Law Offices of Andrew Lynch.
Preventable causes to fatal car accidents include:
- Texting and driving
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted driving
There are sometimes where you may not be able to prevent the automobile accident you are involved in, especially considering the other party involved can also be the at-fault party. There are some factors that you cannot control such as:
- Poor weather conditions
- Defective vehicle/automobile failure
This is by no means a comprehensive list, and these should just serve as reminders of what not to do while driving on the road. What may come as a surprise to you, is the fact that deaths caused by motor vehicle collisions is amongst the leading cause of preventable deaths. Statistics show that on average, there are over 3,000 road crash deaths a day. The victims of these cases vary in age — anyone can be a victim. When traveling at high speeds and colliding with other objects — particularly another vehicle following the same parameters as your own — no one in the vehicle is safe. Airbags and seatbelts are there for your protection, but they do not guarantee that you and your loved ones will walk away from a severe car crash unscathed.
Unfortunately, several people understand the extreme dangers of operating a motor vehicle if distracted, but still do it. Distracted driving is any activity being done behind the wheel that does not include driving. Things like texting, changing the radio station, eating, talking to passengers in the car, using your telephone for GPS, social media, or watching videos, reading, etc. Many are familiar with the dangers of texting while driving. You may not be aware that looking at your phone to see your mapped out route is just as dangerous as texting. Whenever you are looking away from the road, you are taking your life and the lives of those around you into your own hands.
When operating a vehicle, drivers are assumed the duty to drive cautiously and attentively, when this does not happen and accidents occur that take lives, there are penalties. If you or someone you know has lost a loved one in a fatal motor vehicle accident due to the negligence of another driver there are ways to not heal the pain, but to ease the pain. Please speak with a skilled attorney in your area that will be able to walk you through the steps necessary to file a claim on behalf of your lost one.