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Most people refer to a car crash as an “accident.” However, the term “accident” trivializes the significant danger a car crash creates. 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. A 2015 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that over 90% of all car crashes are due to driver error. 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 NHTSA said at the Harvard School of Public Health. driver safety conference in May 2016.
Whenever someone has broken a traffic safety rule and caused a car crash, injuries are often the result. Around thirty thousand (30,000) people die each year due to motor vehicle crashes. 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 or a loved one have been hurt or injured in a car crash due to negligence, contact one of our experienced car accident attorneys at Manchin Injury Law Group.