But because cars are the preferred method of travel, car accidents aren’t that uncommon. That’s why it’s so important to keep your eyes on the road and limit all distractions. Whenever you get behind the wheel, you’re also responsible for the safety of everyone else on the road too.
We sincerely hope you never find yourself in an accident, but it’s so important to know what your options are in case it ever happens to you.
If you’re in need of excellent legal representation after your car accident, please get in touch with us. You can easily call us at 317-472-3333 or even contact us online. Fill out our website’s contact form or chat with us on our website. It doesn’t matter what time of day or night it is. Someone from our team will be available to speak with you and we can start your case in under an hour.
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Fatal car accidents across the country are increasing
Every year, government agencies publish data they’ve gathered on car accidents. The information features statistics on car accidents including fatalities, contributing factors, and so much more.
And there is one very sobering trend developing – the number of fatal car accidents has increased from 2020-2022.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shares that 38,824 people tragically lost their lives in car accidents across the United States in 2020. The organization reports that 897 of those losses occurred in Indiana.
Each crash has its own set of unique circumstances. Things like poor weather conditions, distracted driving, and more can definitely increase the risk of a car accident.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released early data regarding 2022 crash statistics. And sadly, the number of fatalities has increased over the past few years.
Based on their estimated statistics for 2022, approximately 42,795 people across the United States were killed in car accidents that year.
So what can be done about this devastating trend?
Defensive driving strategies can help keep you safe on the road
You might be an incredibly careful driver with an exemplary driving record. However, that doesn’t mean that everyone else on the road is.
In fact, there are many drivers out there that don’t have your best interests in mind. There are many drivers on the road who are actively engaging in reckless behavior and putting everyone else in danger.
You might not be able to stop them, but paying attention and practicing defensive driving habits can help prevent an accident from happening.
It’s tragic, but car accidents can happen to anyone, at any time. Practicing the follow safe driving tips can dramatically reduce your risk of an accident:
- Always keep your eyes on the road and eliminate all distractions, including the usage of mobile devices
- Make effective use of your mirrors to keep an eye on traffic around you, including your blind spots
- Never get behind the wheel of a car after drinking, taking drugs, or taking medications that impair your ability to drive
- Always using your turn signals to warn other drivers you’re about to turn or make a lane change
- Yield to drivers with road rage and allow them to pass you safely
- Always wear a seatbelt and require your passengers to wear them as well
- Slow down during poor driving conditions, such as in the rain or snow
At the end of the day, you really can’t control what others on the road do. You can only control what you do. But these tips will keep you safer whenever you get behind the wheel and out on the open road.
Make a plan well in advance – it’ll really pay off!
Not all car accidents result in death or serious injuries. But even so, it can be a terrifying situation to be in. If this scary situation ever happens to you, you really need to know what options are available.
Working with an experienced car accident lawyer is always a smart plan. They have experience and a thorough understanding of the law. If you have any questions at all during your case, they will be able to help.
Here at Hensley Legal Group, we’ve assembled a team of excellent lawyers who always go above and beyond for their clients. When you choose to work with us, you’re really trusting the right team to handle your case.
Our online reviews say it all – our clients trust our team to put their needs first and fight for what they truly deserve.
Getting started is simple. All you need to do is call us at 317-472-3333, chat with us online, or fill out our online contact form.