What Is the Most Common Cause of Car Crash Deaths?

Car accidents are far too common in the United States – especially in comparison to other high-income countries. While car accidents come in every variety, the most common cause of fatal car accidents is drunk driving – followed closely by excess speed behind the wheel. If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured in a car accident, reach out to an experienced car accident attorney for the legal guidance you need.
 

The CDC Weighs In

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shares the following grim car accident statistics:
 

  • In the United States, more than 32,000 people lose their lives, and another million are injured in car accidents each year.
  • In 2013, the death rate for car crashes was more than double the rate for similar high-income countries.
  • One out of every three car accident fatalities in the U.S. is caused by drunk drivers.
  • Nearly one out of every three car accident fatalities in the U.S. involves excess speed.

 


 

Consult With an Experienced Car Accident Attorney Today

Impairment and excess speed are two of the deadliest driving practices out there. If you’ve been injured as a result of another driver’s negligence – of any kind – the accomplished car accident lawyers at Ahmad Injury Law have the experience, legal know-how, and drive to help you obtain just compensation. For more information, please contact or call us at 404-689-1262 today.
 

Car Accident FAQ

Should I accept an early settlement offer?

An early settlement offer can signal an attempt by the insurance company to settle your claim before you are aware of the full extent of your damages. It is always in your best interest to consult with an experienced car accident attorney before accepting a settlement.

What compensation can I seek?

If you have been injured in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you can seek damages for all the following:

  • Property damage to your vehicle
  • Your medical expenses
  • Your lost earnings
  • Your pain and suffering

What can I do if the insurance company denies my claim?

The insurance company may have many tricks up its sleeve, and claim denial is a prime example. Although the insurance company would like you to believe that it calls the shots on these matters, the court will actually make the final decisions if the insurance company refuses to negotiate with you in good faith.