Car Crash Injury
A car crash can change everything in your life in an instant. Car, truck, SUV and motorcycle crashes are the leading cause of death for Americans aged 8 to 34, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Every 12 to 15 minutes someone is killed in a crash and more than 2.5 million people each year are killed by crashes.
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Crashes Due to Unsafe Vehicles
Unsafe vehicles are a danger to everyone on the road. It is every car driver’s duty to keep their car maintained for the safety of others. Virtually all of a vehicle’s mechanical systems can affect safety if not properly maintained.
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Dram Shop Liability
The impacts felt by being hit by a drunk driver can be devastating. The injuries and long lasting effects that result from being hit by a drunk driver usually go far beyond the insurance coverage of the drunk driver.
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Drunk Driving Injury
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States, every 31 minutes someone is killed in a drunk driving accident. Every 2 minutes someone is injured by a drunk driver. The legal limits for driving a motor vehicle is 0.08 percent. It is far lower for a commercial vehicle operator. A driver below the age of 21 is prohibited from operating a vehicle with any amount of alcohol in their system.
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Hit and Run Injuries
The fact is, some people that cause car crashes don’t stick around to exchange information. Worse yet, some drivers even flee the scene rather than obey their legal duty to exchange information with the victim of the crash. These people are hit and run drivers.
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Every year there are around 30,000 to 35,000 fatalities on our Nation’s roadways. Of these, 7,043 (20.8% of total fatalities) were intersection or intersection related.
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Negligent Entrustment Injuries
Often times the most horrible crashes are caused by the most irresponsible drivers -- drivers without licenses, or with suspended licenses, or without insurance or even the ability to safely drive a car. In order to get behind the wheel they have to rely on friends and even family to turn a blind eye and allow them to drive.
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Whenever a car strikes a person, catastrophic injury and death can occur. Death rates and serious injury rates of people hit by cars are high because of the size and weights of cars versus people.
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The number of drivers causing crashes while texting continues to rise. Studies show that texting drivers are as dangerous as drunk drivers. The act of texting causes the driver focus on the mobile device rather than the road.That requires the driver ‘s eyes and at least one hand to shift from the act of driving to typing. When that happens the driver gives up reaction time in a number of ways.
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Tired Driver Crashes
Recently The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimate that there are 56,000 sleep related road crashes annually in the USA, resulting in 40,000 injuries and 1,550 fatalities.
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Underinsured Motorist Injury
In the event an injured person is struck by a driver without adequate insurance then they may only have to turn to their own insurance policy for recovery. Unfortunately, many injured people in this situation realize that they are unfamiliar with the terms of their own insurance policies and don’t know what they are entitled to recover.
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Uninsured Motorist Injury
Often times the most horrible crashes are caused by the most irresponsible drivers -- drivers without insurance. Generally, across the United States, the law requires the driver of a car to buy car insurance in order to legally drive. If a person drives without insurance they put themselves and others at risk for any harm or loss they cause.
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