Car accidents are common in the United States, and millions of serious crashes occur across the country each year. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that drivers could have avoided a significant portion of these crashes because driver error was behind them.
If you are the innocent victim of a serious collision, it is important to remember that you are not alone. An experienced Omaha personal-injury attorney can evaluate your case and determine if you have a valid claim against the negligent driver. This claim could be for both medical expenses and lost wages, and it may be the best way to get your life back on track.
At Rensch & Rensch Law, we specialize in car accidents and personal-injury law, and we have more than 45 years of combined legal experience. Call us today at 1-800-471-4100 to schedule an appointment. If we don’t win, you will not pay attorney fees.
Here are the leading driver errors that cause serious crashes:
Speeding is a leading cause of serious car crashes, according to the National Safety Council. Speed limits are in place for a reason. The faster you drive, the less time you have to react to obstacles and hazards that appear on the road ahead of you.
Cellphones and other distractions are a major cause of car accidents in the United States. According to Distraction.gov, distracted driving includes texting, talking on a phone, eating, drinking, reading, using maps and accessing in-car entertainment or navigation. Cellphones contribute to an estimated 25 percent of car crashes, and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are up to 660,000 drivers using phones at any given time during the day.
Driving under the influence reduces a driver’s ability to foresee hazards and respond accordingly. Drunk driving accidents tend to be catastrophic and often leave innocent victims with serious injuries.
Ignoring Rules of the Road
Drivers who ignore the rules of the road, such as stopping at red lights or yielding for pedestrians, cause a large number of injury crashes around the United States each year. Simply slowing down and observing the rules of the road can drastically reduce accident rates and improve everyone’s overall safety.
If you are suffering from serious car accident injuries, you could benefit from speaking to an experienced Omaha personal-injury lawyer. A qualified lawyer may be able to work with you to claim compensation for medical expenses and lost wages.
At Rensch & Rensch Law, we have extensive experience handling personal-injury cases. We have litigated more than 100 jury trials, and we have helped many innocent victims claim the compensation they deserve.
To find out how we may be able to help you, give us a call at 1-800-471-4100. You will only pay attorney fees if we win, and we will work with you throughout the entire investigation and claims processes.