A car wreck attorney is often required after a car crash, accident, or Injury of a pedestrian due to being hit by a vehicle. Unfortunately, motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death in 2014 for individuals age 11 and also for ages 16 through 24. Even more alarming, every two minutes, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash. An average drunk driver has driven drunk 80 times before their first arrest. It has been reported that each day people drive drunk almost 300,000 times, but fewer than 4,000 are arrested. In 2014, about 90 people died each day in motor vehicle crashes and 6,400 people were injured.
In the United States, 333,000 large trucks were involved in traffic crashes during 2012. From these crashes, there were 3,921 people killed and 104,000 people injured involving large trucks (gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds). That same year, large trucks were more likely to be involved in a fatal multiple-vehicle crash as opposed to a fatal single-vehicle crash than were passenger vehicles (81% of fatal crashes involving large trucks are multiple-vehicle crashes, compared with 58% for fatal crashes involving passenger vehicles). In 2015, a total of 3,852 people died in large truck crashes. Sixteen percent of these deaths were truck occupants, 69 percent were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles, and 15 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists.There is obviously a great need to seek out a truck crash attorney or a semi accident attorney.
Engaging in visual-manual subtasks (such as reaching for a phone, dialing and texting) associated with the use of hand held phones and other portable devices increased the risk of getting into a crash by three times. At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers use cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving. Car wreck attorneys know the best way to help clients and give professional legal advice at these devastating times.
According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report, in 2013, 4,668 people died in motorcycle crashes, down 6.4 percent from 4,986 in 2012, but that did not diminish the need for a car wreck attorney.