June 17, 2014
More than 90 percent of all traffic accidents are caused by some type of human error, and in many cases, this human error specifically involves driver negligence, according to researchers at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). While these facts alone may be unsettling, what is potentially more disturbing is the realization that the majority of car accidents (and related injuries and deaths) could, in fact, be prevented if drivers weren’t so negligent and reckless while they were behind the wheel.
In this multiple-part blog, we will examine some of the most common forms of driver negligence that contribute to car accidents. It’s important to note that, if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident that may have been caused by any of the type of driver negligence discussed in this blog, don’t hesitate to contact the Denver motor vehicle accident lawyers at Cristiano Law.
Driver Negligence: Drinking and Driving
According to statistics published by the NHTSA, about 33 percent of all drivers will be involved in at least one drunk driving-related accident at some point in their lifetime. While some of these motorists will be the drunk drivers themselves, others will tragically be the victims of these accidents. Additional shocking statistics regarding drunk driving include that:
- About 28 people in the U.S. die in a drunk driving-related accident every day.
- Someone in the U.S. is killed in a drunk driving accident about every 51 minutes.
- Every 90 or so seconds, someone in the U.S. is hurt in a drunk driving accident.
When any other driver chooses to disobey the law and put others’ lives in danger by getting behind the wheel when (s)he is intoxicated, any people who they end up getting hurt in car accidents can sue them for compensation. In other words, drunk driving is a form of driver negligence that can be the basis of car accident lawsuits.
Don’t miss the second and third parts of this blog to come for some more important information you should know about driver negligence and car accidents.
Denver Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers at Cristiano Law, LLC
If you have been injured in a traffic accident, the Denver motor vehicle accident attorneys at Cristiano Law, LLC are ready to fight for you. For more than 33 years, our lawyers have been upholding the belief that the practice of law is a helping profession. As a result, they have been firmly committed to providing people who have been hurt by the careless, indifferent or deceitful actions of others the highest quality of legal services.
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