The causes of car accidents are analyzed on a number of levels. How old was the driver? What kind of car was involved? What caused the wreck? While it is easy to get caught up in the statistics, it is important to realize these are more than just numbers. Accident statistics represent disaster, pain, and personal loss, all of which may have been preventable.
The experienced car accident attorneys at Studinski Law, LLC understand the hardships that accident victims face due to negligent drivers. We have helped people across Wisconsin pursue the full and fair compensation they need to get their lives back on track. We are committed to providing our clients with the seasoned counsel and personal attention their cases deserve.
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 are three times more likely to be involved in a crash than drivers over 20. In fact, teenage drivers cause significantly more accidents than senior drivers.
The United States Census Bureau estimates that 12.2 percent of auto wrecks in the U.S. are caused by teenage drivers while elderly drivers over the age of 65 are responsible for 7.5 percent of crashes.
Men get more traffic violations, DUIs, and are found responsible for a higher number of car accidents than women. However, on average, men also drive more miles than women. Although there are roughly a million more licensed female drivers than male drivers, men drive approximately 40 percent more miles every year.
Although auto accidents happen for many reasons, the vast majority of them occur as a result of an error on the part of one or more drivers. Studies have found that driver error is responsible for approximately 90 percent of accidents that occur in the U.S.
Of the car accidents that are caused by driver error, a large percentage of those are the result of some type of driver negligence. Some of the most common causes of driver-related auto accidents include:
In addition to the behaviors listed above, poor weather and road conditions are also responsible for many accidents every year. In the event of snow, ice, or rain, slow down and keep a safe traveling distance between you and other vehicles on the road. Slippery roads mean less traction and longer stopping distances.
If you’ve been injured in a car crash, you may be facing high medical bills, debilitating pain, and time away from your job that you cannot afford. The accomplished car accident lawyers at Studinski Law, LLC have extensive experience helping injury victims recover the justice and compensation they deserve.
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