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The #1 Cause of Car Accidents in the U.S.

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Because we drive so often without incident, most Americans don’t give driving a second thought. However, there are considerable risks when on the road. In 2017, there were more than 34,000 fatal motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. There were 2,922 fatal crashes in the state of Florida during the same time.

Within seconds, a car accident can alter your life forever. Even injuries considered minor may lead to expensive medical costs or lengthy insurance disputes. The cost of repairing your vehicle may be as expensive as your medical bills. To make matters worse, you may lose the ability to work while you recover from your injuries.

Combining medical bills and vehicle repairs with the loss of income will put almost anyone in a precarious financial situation.

A skillful car accident lawyer in Vero Beach can ensure you receive the highest possible monetary award if you have been in an accident due to someone else’s negligence.

The Leading Cause of Car Accidents  

In the United States, motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for teenagers. The primary cause of car and truck accidents in this country is not the irresponsible criminal who sped, ran a red light or was drunk.

The primary cause is the driver who was operating a motor vehicle while distracted.

According to the CDC, about nine people die every day in accidents that involve distracted driving.

Multitasking while operating a vehicle weighing thousands of pounds is a horrible idea, yet people do it all the time. It should go without saying that driving requires one’s full attention and if a person takes their eyes off the road for only two seconds, they significantly put themselves and the people around them at risk.

Up to 50% of all car crashes are tied directly to a person who was distracted while driving.

Because they are the main reason behind distracted driving, cell phones continue to be a plague as much as they are a blessing. Talking on the phone and driving simultaneously increase the risk of a car accident by 400%.

With texting, the percentage is even higher.

Let Us Help You with Your Case 

If you have sustained injuries after a serious accident, contact the experienced Vero Beach attorneys at Vocelle & Berg, LLP immediately. Our team of skilled lawyers is available to make sure the legal proceedings for your cases start off on the right foot.

We will carefully review every detail of your accident to decide whether you have a viable case. Most settle out of court which gives our clients a fast resolution to the situation, which is ideal because a prolonged court hearing can be highly stressful.

At our offices, each case is personal. We take pride in our ability to address the specific needs of each of our clients.

Resources:

cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/teen_drivers/teendrivers_factsheet.html

iihs.org/iihs/topics/t/general-statistics/fatalityfacts/state-by-state-overview

https://www.vocelleberg.com/distracted-driver-laws-in-florida/