Car crashes and collisions can happen anywhere, and when they do, they can result in severe and potentially life threatening injuries. While a crash can occur because of road and weather conditions, one of the major reasons behind most car accidents and injuries is driver error and reckless driving behaviors. While you may not be able to control the behavior of other drivers, knowing the real causes of most accidents and what to be on the lookout for when you are on the road can help protect you and your loved ones.
According to the latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 30,000 people are killed in fatal car accidents each year in the United States, while more than two million others suffer serious injuries as a result of these accidents. While the locations and specifics about each accident vary, many share one common factor, which is that they occurred as the result of reckless driving behavior. While NHTSA car accident statistics for Illinois indicate that increased public awareness and efforts by law enforcement to crack down on reckless drivers has succeeded in lowering fatalities over the last ten years, there are still close to 1,000 drivers and passengers killed each year in our state, with Will County in particular ranking second highest among counties for fatal driving accidents.
According to information from the NHTSA, among the most common causes of car crashes and collisions include the following:
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact Sabuco, Beck, Hansen & Massino, PC today. Our experienced Will County car accident attorneys can advise you on how to hold responsible parties accountable for the injuries you have suffered, so that you can get the compensation you need to recover.
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