Car accidents always leave victims devastated physically, mentally, and financially. As it is, victims may likely suffer injuries and incur damages, which could lessen their chance of full recovery if they are not compensated after the mishap.
To show the frequency of the road accidents in the country concerning cars, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released statistical showing that there were 32,885 fatalities in 2010. Actually, the car accidents in the country have reached an annual number of more than six million cases per year.
Of the approximately three million people who suffered injuries in car accidents, about 65 percent of them have been permanently disabled. Incidentally, one of the states with the highest number of fatalities is California. In the findings of the NTHSA, California has recorded about 2,715 fatalities that same year.
Traffic authorities should help in alleviating the situation by strictly implementing road traffic rules. For the part of the motorists, they should be aware of the common driving violations so that they may avoid them. Here are some of them:
- Driving above and beyond the speed limits;
- Excessive intake of alcohol and other illegal substances that affects a driver’s capacity to handle his car competently;
- Poor vehicle maintenance;
- Failure to abide by the traffic rules and regulations; and
- Driver distractions such as the use of cell phones and excessive conversations with other passengers.