Low Delaware Crash Fatality Breaks in 2014

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Car Accidents, Personal Injury | 0 comments

Delaware recorded a 50-year low in number of vehicular crash fatalities in 2013 with 101 people killed but posted a 24% increase in 2014 with 125 traffic deaths. Of these more than 50% were caused by impaired driving and 25% of people who died were not wearing seatbelts.

Car accidents are an extremely common occurrence on US roads and happen much more often than many people realize. An article on the Abel Law Firm website states that nearly 16,500 car accidents happen in the US every day but people continue to blithely go about their business as if nothing can ever happen to them. The reality is, serious vehicular car accidents can happen at any time to any one, and the sad fact is many of these accidents are preventable.

The record lows experienced in Delaware in 2013 was laudable, but ultimately unsustainable because few people understand that when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle, they take on the duty of care to ensure the safety of their passengers and the people with whom they share the road. Drinking while driving, texting while driving, even putting makeup while driving continue to be common occurrences despite the many efforts to increase their awareness of the dangers of this kind of behavior.

Perhaps this is because many of these negligent drivers are not made to bear the consequences of their actions. Serious car accident injuries often come with huge medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and life care expenses, not to mention loss of income and consortium. For those who lose a loved one in a negligent accident are left to cope with the loss of companionship as well as financial support in many cases.

If you have experienced the consequences of negligent car accidents, you have a duty to make the party responsible pay for it. Consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Delaware to help you make your statement in a way that will resonate with would-be negligent drivers.

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