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A Car Crash is no Accident!

The vast majority of us refer to a car crash as a "car accident." However, saying "accident" trivializes the significant danger car crashes create for the driving public. Such a saying also implies no one is responsible for a collision, which is usually not the case.

In most car crashes, someone was not driving with the attention and care required of all drivers - someone was breaking the rules. Over 90% of all car crashes occur due to driver error according to a 2015 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.[1] Saying "car accident" makes it sound like the person was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. "When you use the word 'accident,' it's like, 'God made it happen,' " Mark Rosekind, the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said at a driver safety conference in May 2016 at the Harvard School of Public Health.[2]

Whenever someone has broken a traffic safety rule and caused a car crash, injuries often result. Around thirty thousand (30,000) people die each year due to motor vehicle crashes. Far more are injured. Just like the crashes that cause them, these statistics are no accident. As America's love of the automobile continues growing into the 21st century, more people will be on the road than ever. Safety should be the number one priority of each of those drivers. But when safety takes a back seat, and a crash occurs, remember: it is no accident!

If you have been hurt or a loved one injured or killed in a car crash because of the recklessness or carelessness of another, contact the attorneys at Manchin Injury Law Group, PLLC. We are always here to help and the consultation is free.


[1] http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pubs/812115.pdf

[2] http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/23/science/its-no-accident-advocates-want-to-speak-of-car-crashes-instead.html?login=email&emc=edit_th_20160523&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=53940019&_r=0

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