3 Dangers of the Roadway

3 Dangers of the Roadway

Being involved in an accident can be one of the scariest and most stressful moments of your life. There are so many different things running through your head after an accident — the first being am I okay? — and it can become immediately overwhelming.

That’s why working with an experienced law firm that has professional car accident lawyers is important. They can assist you throughout every step after the accident and can make it easier for you to get back to your everyday life.

There are various aspects that your lawyer needs to be knowledgeable on when it comes to the roadways. Here are some important things to keep in mind about these type of accidents as well:

Motorcycle Accidents
These accidents are one of the most dangerous things that can happen on the road. Having a qualified motorcycle accident lawyer is important after any crash. In 2013, there were more than 8.4 million motorcycles on the road and approximately 88,000 motorcyclists were injured. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 4,668 people died as a result of motorcycle accidents that same year.

Distracted Driving
Another case that would require an experienced car accident lawyer is crashes caused by distracted driving. These can be complicated because the fault is often difficult to prove.

Drivers engaging in tasks like texting, operating a radio or device, or reaching for items can increase the risk of being involved in an accident by up to three times. In 2013, over 21,000 passengers lost their lives in car accidents and 3,154 of those killed were caused by distracted drivers.

Distracted driving has always been a problem in America but is becoming even more of an epidemic. At any time of day in the United States, about 660,000 drivers are texting or operating electronic devices while driving. Young drivers who spend a lot of time on their phones need to be aware of the dangers of distracted driving.

Drunk Driving
A person is injured or worse in a drunk driving accident every two minutes. It’s an issue that has been going on for years in America. The amount that people drive while intoxicated is much higher than you might expect. The average drunk driver has driven drunk around 80 times before their first arrest. Overall, people drive drunk about 300,000 times every single day, but only less than 4,000 are actually arrested.

These issues are major concerns and if people are not more careful on the roadways, more lives could be lost. If you’re in need of legal assistance, contact an experienced car accident lawyer at Porter Law Firm today.

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