In a study recently released by the U.S Dept of Transportation, it was noted that over 32,000 people died on America’s roads in 2010, with an estimated 2.2 million people injured on our roads in auto, truck and motorcycle accidents during that same year.
While it’s encouraging to note that the total number of fatalities did drop more than 2.5%, the injury rate remained consistent with figures recorded in 2009, with many of the same causes of accidents still prevailing year after year.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an automotive crash, you may be eligible to receive compensation for injuries and damages that were sustained as a result of the collision. To find out how we can help, contact our auto accident attorneys here at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers today at 800-PERKINS.
Alternatively, please fill out and submit the Free Case Evaluation form – it’s FREE.
Common Reasons Why Car Accidents Occur
Connecticut car accidents can be caused by a variety of factors. Driver error is the most common cause of auto accidents and is still a major obstacle that automotive safety foundations face every year, despite their continued driver education efforts.
Some types of driver error that can cause a car collision include:
- Driving while tired
- Driving under the influence
- Slow driving
- Reckless driving
- Failure to obey traffic signs
- Failure to signal
- Falling asleep behind the wheel
In many of these incidents, driver error was a major contributing factor to the cause of the accident. However, driver error is not always to blame for a car crash in some situations.
Some other factors that can cause an auto accident include:
- Vehicle defects
- Road design
- Incorrect highway signs
- Bad weather conditions
- Road construction
- Altered traffic patterns
- Insufficient lighting/driving at night
- Non-operating traffic lights
- Road debris
As with many auto accidents, as a motorist it’s very important to pay attention while driving, and to be aware of other vehicles that are in the same vicinity as your own, so that in the event of an emergency, you can react accordingly.
Injured In A Car Accident? Contact Our Attorneys Today.
Car accidents can leave their victims with debilitating injuries and serious property damage. The associated medical, rehabilitation and automotive repair costs can be crushing for most families. If you have been injured in a car crash that was caused by another motorist, an experienced auto accident attorney can help you receive fair compensation for your losses and fight for the justice that you deserve.
Here at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we offer 100% FREE initial case evaluations and can provide a team of highly skilled attorneys that are available to assist auto accident victims in Hartford, Bridgeport, New Haven and the greater communities in Connecticut.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Connecticut car crash, you are not alone. To find out how we can help, contact us today at 800-PERKINS and a member from our intake staff will collect some initial details about the incident, and then connect you to one of our lawyers – it’s that easy.
To start immediately, simply fill out and submit the Free Case Evaluation form located at the top of this page – it’s FREE.