Get the Help of a Personal Injury Attorney to Recover Compensation for a Wrongful Death Due to Dangerous Driving
- June 25, 2018
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Dangerous driving can lead to serious personal injuries and even fatalities. The number of wrongful deaths due to dangerous driving is alarming. In 2015, 35,092 people died in traffic crashes. This was a 7.2 percent increase in fatalities from 2014, which according to NHTSA, was the largest percentage increase in traffic deaths in almost 50 years.
Dangerous driving includes DUIs and DWIs, drowsy driving, speeding and distracted driving. DUIs and DWIs lead to many fatalities every year. The following are some facts related to different types of dangerous driving:
- The NHTSA reports that DUIs and DWIs contributed to 9,306 crashes and 10,265 fatalities nationally in 2015. In New York alone, it caused 311 fatalities. This contributes to 28 percent of all traffic deaths in the state.
- Drowsy driving poses a threat to others on the roads. Sleepy drivers can doze off and lose control, which increases the risk of accidents.
- Speeding contributed to 27 percent of fatalities in 2015.
- Distracted driving is another major contributing factor for wrongful deaths in car accident cases. Eating, applying makeup, texting, calling or browsing the web while driving are different forms of distracted driving. According to the NYSDMV, distracted driving caused a total of 48,774 crashes in NY in 2014.
If you have lost a loved one due to distracted driving, you need an experienced personal injury attorney to advocate on your behalf. A personal injury lawyer can prove liability for your loved one’s wrongful death. He or she can also help you file a claim for medical expenses, punitive damages and burial expenses.
At Rockland Injury Lawyers, we handle wrongful death cases. We will take care of all legal proceedings and negotiate insurance claims and settlements. If you have lost a loved one due to the wrongful act of someone else, contact the personal injury attorneys at Rockland Injury Lawyers. Call 845-709-8005 or 800-940-1799 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.