Victims of a DUI accident suffer many different types of injuries. They range from minor to severe such as a simple fracture to traumatic brain injury. The problem is drunk drivers display an inordinate number of reckless driving behaviors. For some victims of a DUI accident, the outcome is a fatal one. Nationwide, drunk drivers take the lives of 10,000 people every year. Let’s examine some of the injuries associated with a drunk driving accident.
Airbags have saved many lives since their inception, however, airbag deployment can cause significant injury. Defects, most notably seen with Takata airbags where high heat and humidity caused the bags to explode, can cause injury to many different body parts. Let’s take a look at what can happen when an airbag deploys, how defective airbags cause injuries and what recourse you have to collect damages.
Not all motor vehicle accidents are the same. Looking at the roughly six million motor vehicle crashes that occur each year, there are several main types of accidents that result in fatalities. Our firm has helped clients through every variety of car accidents obtain the compensation they deserve, and we will help you too since chances are you are reading this because you or someone you love was in a deadly auto collision.
here are roughly six million auto accidents every year in the United States. Of these traffic incidents, about 33 percent cause serious injury, and 20 percent result in fatalities. Although most motorists consistently try to adhere to the rules of the road, there are enough reckless drivers to go around. According to Forbes, every driver has a good chance of having a minimum of three to four auto accidents throughout their driving lifetime.
Fatigued driving causes 20 percent of all traffic accidents annually and costs many people their lives. It is much less noticeable than drunk driving but shares many of the same attributes. In addition, drowsy driving often goes unreported. Learn more about this increasingly troublesome entity and how to recognize it and avoid it.
Texting has become a leading reason for car accidents. This is not surprising since it simultaneously takes the driver’s eyes, hands, and concentration off the road. Because of this, most states ban the use of cell phones while driving, including talking, emailing or texting. Yet, texting causes roughly 1.6 million traffic crashes and close to 400,000 injuries annually. Teens are more apt to text while driving, and in a recent poll, about 40 percent admitted they have been in a vehicle where the driver was actively texting. Let’s examine why texting is dangerous and the implications of being in an accident with a texting driver.
Crossroads are dangerous and the site of many intersection accidents and fatalities. Driver error is the primary reason for most intersection accidents but not all. With roughly 50 percent of severe accidents happening in an intersection, drivers need to know more about this type of accident, the reasons why they happen and how to avoid an intersection collision, armed with such knowledge, dangerous crossroads might become safer.
Distracted driving has become one of the major causes of traffic accidents as drivers multitask while on the roadway. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 9 percent of the fatal traffic accidents in 2019 were due to distracted driving. Hundreds of thousands of people suffered injuries in accidents caused by distraction. Learning what causes these distractions and how to avoid them can help keep motorists, their passengers and others sharing the roadway safer.
Traffic collisions occurred every 3.7 minutes in South Carolina in 2019, according to statistics. Among the different types of accidents, rollovers caused 2,064 injuries as well as 108 fatalities during this period, according to the South Carolina Traffic Collision Fact Book. Even though only around 3 percent of all accidents involve rollovers, they account for about 30 percent of traffic fatalities. When you’ve suffered an injury in a rollover caused by a negligent driver, you may benefit from the advice of an injury lawyer.
Although only around 2 percent of all traffic accidents are head-on collisions, they account for 10 percent of all fatalities. Those who survive are often critically injured and face mounting medical costs and lost wages, which can add additional stress by impacting the family’s financial security. Although many auto accidents are unavoidable, learning the leading reasons that a head-on collision occurs to avoid them can help.