Rhode Island Car Accident Injury Lawyer
The impact a car accident injury can have on someone can be tremendous and costly. Car accident injuries occur on a large scale every day. A Rhode Island Car Accident Injury Lawyer understands the complexities that auto accidents entail, including both legal and insurance matters. Determining who is at fault for a car accident can be difficult do to the many factors an auto accident can involve.
Many causes of car accident collisions are due to:
- Drunk Driving
- Cell Phone Misuse
- Aggressive Driving
- Poor Road Conditions
- Mechanical Failure
One major factor in car accident injury is misuse of cell phones. Research studies show that the number of cell phone subscribers has grown from 94 million in the year 2000 to about 130 million today. It is therefore not hard to imagine how many of them use their cell phone while driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 85 percent of these cell phone subscribers talk on the phone while they are operating a car. It has also been estimated that 6 percent of automobile accidents per year are caused by drivers talking on their cell phone. This means that a total of 2,600 people will die in cell-phone related car accidents this year.
Around 98 percent of reported car accident injuries involve a single distracted driver concentrating not on the road, but rather on one of the following:
- Rubbernecking (16%)
- Driver Fatigue (12%)
- Surroundings (10%)
- Child/Passenger Distraction (9%)
- Adjusting Radio/CD (7%)
- Cell Phone (6%)
If you have been involved in a car accident that was, in your opinion, caused by an inattentive driver using a cell phone, you need the experience and knowledge Rhode Island Accident lawyer Joshua Macktaz to investigate your case to the fullest.