For the first time since the Great Recession, the U.S. has experienced three straight years of over 40,000 roadway deaths, according to report released by the National Safety Council earlier this year. In 2018, an estimated 40,000 people lost their lives to car crashes – a 1% decline from 2017 (40,231 deaths) and 2016 (40,327 deaths). About 4.5 million people were seriously injured in crashes last year – also a 1% decrease over 2017. Florida saw a 5.8% spike in fatalities according to estimates.
Let’s face it – a car accident is stressful. Vehicle damage, injuries, medical bills and insurance companies are just some of things that may involve your immediate attention. And if your injuries are severe enough and prohibit you from working, bills will certainly start and pile up.
People have been getting injured in moving vehicles accidents since the invention of the wheel. There is hardly a day that goes by that your local news does not highlight a car accident. But what you think you know about car accidents and the insurance claim process may not be completely accurate.
There are so many new vehicles on the road today that offer advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). These improvements in vehicle technology are designed to increase safety and convenience by warning drivers that a crash is imminent or even by temporarily automating certain parts of vehicle control like speed, breaking or acceleration. We’re big proponents of technology here at Weinstein & Cohen, especially when it comes to vehicle safety and the reduction of traffic accidents, injuries and deaths on our South Florida roadways.
Shorter days, fatigue, compromised vision, rush hour, holiday traffic and impaired driving all contribute to making driving at night more dangerous this time of year compared to any other. In fact, according to the National Safety Council, the risk for fatal crashes is three times higher at night.
Our team has demonstrated the ability to achieve fair and just compensation for our clients. We are an aggressive litigation firm known for the absolute highest quality representation and staffed by the finest and most skilled litigators, paralegals, investigators and support staff.
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