For the last two years, the number of traffic-related fatalities has steadily increased. According to CNBC, an estimated 19,100 people were killed on US roads and about 2.2 million people were seriously injured in the first half of 2016 (January through June). This number is up 9% compared to the same period last year, according to preliminary estimates by the National Safety Council. The costs of these deaths and injuries are estimated to be around $205 billion. Read more.
Cell Phone Usage
Distracted driving has become a major contributor to automobile accidents. Drivers are more regularly talking or texting on their phones making it difficult to react to potential hazards. Texting while driving causes a 400% increase in time spent with eyes off the road. Each day in the U.S., over 8 people are killed and 1,161 injured in crashes that was reported to involve a distracted driver, according to the National Safety Council.
If another driver caused you harm due to their negligent driving, it is important to speak with an attorney experienced in automobile accidents to discuss your case. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses due to their negligence. The Fort Myers personal injury attorneys at Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz have over 50 years of experience with Fort Myers personal injury cases. Call (239) 334-1146 today to set up your appointment for a free consultation. #Justice StartsNow