January 13, 2023
The safest drivers know exactly what to do when they get behind the wheel of a car. They buckle their seatbelts, adjust their mirrors, and make sure their path is clear of obstacles before putting their vehicle in drive.
It’s always a good idea to practice safe driving habits, but that won’t always keep you safe when you’re out on the open road. You might have a clear driving record, but that doesn’t mean everyone else on the road does.
According to the Indiana Crash Facts Book for 2020, 48,489 in Marion County alone were involved in a car accident that year. From those numbers, 148 perished in the accident while 2,929 were considered incapacitated. In other words, people don’t have to necessarily die in an accident for it to be considered serious. There are plenty of people who sustain life-altering injuries after a car accident.
At the end of the day, you really need a car accident lawyer you can really trust. Let the experienced professionals at Hensley Legal Group handle your case.
Day or night, someone will be around to speak with you about your case – that’s just how important you are to us. When you’re ready, please get in touch with us at your earliest convenience. We are easily reachable at 317-472-3333. You may also chat with us online or use our contact form if you’re more comfortable with that.
In addition to accessibility, we also believe in prompt service. We have the ability to start your case in under an hour, so make sure to reach out soon.
No one deserves to live with crippling effects from a car accident. But the good news is that there are people out there you can trust.
Hensley Legal Group cares about you and wants to help you earn the financial compensation you are entitled to.
What are some major causes of car accidents in the United States?
According to the CDC, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related deaths in the United States. On top of that, the agency reports that over 17,000 workers died in a motor vehicle crash between 2011-2020. The sad part is that many of these deaths were preventable. When we all practice safer driving habits, we can protect the lives of others on the road.
Some of the most common causes of car accidents include:
- Speeding – Posted speed limit signs exist for a reason. Drivers using excessive speed pose a great danger to other drivers. Speeding in construction zones, during poor weather conditions, or on rough road conditions can dramatically increase the risk of an accident.
- Distracted driving – In the age of mobile devices, distracted driving has become a severe threat on Hoosier roadways. The state of Indiana has actually passed legislation banning drivers from operating a mobile device with their hands while operating a vehicle. But essentially, anything that takes your focus off the road is considered a distraction.
- Reckless driving – Reckless drivers are putting others on the road in danger with their unsafe driving habits. This can encompass a wide variety of behaviors such as cutting other drivers off, abruptly changing lanes, weaving in and out of traffic, and failing to use the turn signals.
- Impaired driving – It is not legal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or other mind-altering substances. Sadly, this doesn’t stop many drivers from doing it anyway. These substances often slow down a person’s reaction time, which means they won’t be able to react quickly to other drivers and obstacles on the road. If impaired drivers need to stop suddenly, they often can’t.
Ultimately, this is not an exhaustive list. There are many different factors that can pose dangers to Hoosier drivers. You can’t control every other driver on the road, but you can control your own actions. Always make sure you’re in the right frame of mind when you get behind the wheel of a car. Do your part to keep others safe.
The attorneys at Hensley Legal Group are ready to hear about your case
After an accident, you shouldn’t try to deal with the insurance company or the opposing party all by yourself. Trust the highly experienced professionals at Hensley Legal Group to speak with the other party on your behalf.
Your attorney will always earnestly listen to what you have to say and act in your best interests. You can count on us.
When you trust the car accident lawyers at Hensley Legal Group to handle your case, you can always expect us to treat you the way we would want to be treated if we were in your shoes. On top of that, we also work on a contingency basis. You’ll never pay us any money unless we win your case for you.
Get in touch with us as soon as possible. Chat with us online, use our contact form, or call 317-472-3333. We’re here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.