According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 98 percent of car accidents that result in injuries or death are the result of distracted drivers, meaning that for various reasons, the driver was not focusing on the road while driving. While that may mean the accident wasn't intentional, it still puts the distracted driver at fault. If you are injured by the actions of a distracted driver, you need to contact a Providence personal injury attorney to help you recover what is due you.
Here are some statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding auto accidents. Since most of the accidents are the result of driver distraction, you might ask, what is distracting these drivers?
Where fatalities occurred, the following factors were involved:
Below are statistics outlining different types of accidents along with the percentage that result in fatalities:
Remember, according to the above, driver distraction is the cause of 93 percent of auto accidents, whether it's a rollover, a head-on collision, a rear-ender, or other collision. Distraction is when the driver's attention ceases to be on the responsibility of driving safely, with due attention to the safety of others, and is focused on something else. Talking with a passenger or an upset child, reading or sending a text message, programming a GPS system are all examples of distractions. It be noted that a driver could also lose focus on the job of driving due to fatigue, illness, or even certain emotional states.
When someone is injured or even killed due to an auto accident caused by another party, it is the job of the Rhode Island personal injury attorney to find out exactly how the accident occurred, and if the other party is found to be at fault, to obtain the fair compensation due the injured party. It takes experience and a fierce determination to fight for the rights of the injured party. With 93 percent of auto accidents being the result of distracted drivers, it is imperative to bring that driver to justice. After all, a licensed driver takes on the responsibility to drive safely at all times, so when that trust is violated, he must be held accountable.
The personal injury attorneys at D'Alessandro & Wright, LLC know how to investigate and litigate these accidents so that the injured party is made whole again. Don't leave it up to the insurance company, whose goal is to pay as little as possible. We also handle all types of accidents resulting in injury. Examples include a business that does not immediately wipe up water or oil spilled on the floor, and a customer slips and breaks a hip. Or cases in which a city ignores a crack in a sidewalk, despite repeated reports, and a pedestrian trips and falls, leading to serious injuries. We fight for the rights of victims who have been injured in these other types of accidents. Call D'Alessandro & Wright, LLC for a case assessment and a strategy for the financial compensation you deserve.