Wrongful Death Lawyer
A victim is killed every 16 minutes in a motor vehicle crash. This means that more than 90 people die each day, 90 families lose a loved one in a fatal car accident.
Many of these tragic crashes have common factors that had they been addressed could have avoided the accidents. Instead, thousands of families are left trying to pick up the pieces – both emotionally and financially – and struggle with the death of their loved one.
Our wrongful death attorneys have worked on countless cases, helping families get the financial justice they deserve for the death of their family member. Some of the common factors we see in the wrongful death car crash cases we handle include the following:
One-Third of Fatal Car Accidents are Alcohol-Related
According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), there are more than 10,000 victims killed in car accidents that involved a driver who had a blood alcohol content that was more than the legal limit of .08 percent.
Most of the Fatal Car Crashes that Happen Occur Close to the Driver’s Home
Multiple studies show that most fatal crashes occur with a five to 15-mile radius of the driver’s home.
Distracted Driving Responsible for More Than 3,000 Fatalities Each Year
More than 3,000 people who die in crashes each year are killed in accidents caused by a distracted driver. The most common distraction that causes fatal crashes is texting and driving. These numbers continue to increase each year, despite the well-known dangerous risks.
The Deadliest Type of Crash Is a Rollover
Rollovers are the deadliest crash types and are responsible for the deaths of more victims than any other type of crash. Although rollover crashes account for less than 5 percent of crashes each year, they are responsible for 30 percent of the total number of fatalities. The reason for the high number of fatalities is caused because victims are more likely to be ejected from the vehicle in a rollover crash compared to other types of accidents. There are also a higher number of victims who suffer injuries to the head, which often results in the victim’s death.
Men Responsible for More Fatal Crashes
Multiple studies have provided conclusive evidence that men are responsible for more fatal crashes than women are. In one study that was conducted over a two-year period, men were the at-fault drivers in 65 percent of the fatal crashes that occurred during the study period.
Contact a Wrongful Death Attorney
Tragically, many car accident victims do not survive the injuries they sustain in car crashes. If you have lost a family member in a car accident caused by another party, contact a wrongful death lawyer Trenton, NJ clients recommend discussing what legal options your family may have against the party who cause the crash that killed your loved one.
Thanks to Davis & Brusca, LLC for their insight into personal injury cases and car crashes that lead to a wrongful death.