Of the many types of accidents that a person can be involved in, by far the most likely is a car accident. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, millions of car accidents happen annually, with around 10.8 million occurring in 2009. In 2010, 32,885 caused fatalities. 32% involved drunk driving, 31% involved speeding, 16 % were caused by “distractions” & 11% by bad weather. 52 % were driver fatalities & 20 % were passenger fatalities.
While some of these car accidents were the result of uncontrollable factors, such as inclement weather, most were automobile accidents that occurred due to the negligence or reckless actions of other drivers. Sadly, many reckless and negligent actions of the other parties cause innocent people to be injured or die in serious auto accidents.
Top Causes of Car Accidents
Car wrecks can occur for a number of reasons, as it requires safe and responsible operation of multi-ton vehicles by sober, non-distracted, safe drivers. Some of the most common causes of car accidents include:
- Texting and driving
- Drinking and driving
- Running stop lights or stop signs
- Automobile mechanical defects
- Highway defects, such as missing road signs, uneven pavement, or pooling water
- Construction site negligence, such as leaving machines or tools on the road, or creating uneven pavement
- Trucking company negligence, such as failing to train truck drivers, hours of service regulation violations, or failing to hire responsibly
- Truck driver errors, including fatigued driving and not checking blind spots or “no-zone areas”
Compensation Victims of Car Accidents Can Receive
After being involved in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, a victim or their family may be entitled to financial compensation. You should consider hiring Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum, an experienced Brooklyn Car Accident Lawyer to ensure you get your full and fair compensation. Mr. Kestenbaum has helped many drivers, passengers and pedestrians obtain the compensation they needed to help get their lives back on track after a car accident due to another person’s negligent conduct. Some of the expenses financial compensation can cover include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Therapy costs
- Disability costs and modifications
- Emotional trauma
- Decreased quality of life
- Loss of companionship
- Funeral costs
How a Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
When you’ve been involved in a car accident due to the recklessness of another party, such as another driver, employee of a municipal agency, a truck driver, or a trucking company, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum, experienced Brooklyn car accident lawyer can help you take the legal action necessary. He will fight to obtain the financial compensation and justice you deserve after a car accident.
Call (718) 237-5586 to speak with Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum, an experienced Brooklyn Accident Attorney today.There is never a fee for his consultation and he is paid only if he collects money damages for your injuries. He is located at 26 Court St. Suite 1806 across the street from the Brooklyn Supreme Court, near the 2,3,4,5,M & R Court St/ Borough Hall subway stop.
Call him to protect your rights and you and your families’ financial future.