The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and togetherness. Families and friends share special moments, exchange gifts, and create lasting memories.
However, the holiday season may bring an unfortunate and alarming trend – an increase in motor vehicle accidents. This surge in accidents can quickly turn festive moments into tragic ones, impacting the lives of many.
The Alarming Statistics
Millions of people are hurt in motor vehicle collisions each year, making them the leading cause of injury in the United States for individuals aged 1-34.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2016, there were 37,461 motor vehicle fatalities and an estimated 3,144,000 injuries resulting from vehicle crashes. These staggering numbers serve as a sobering reminder of the potential dangers we face every time we hit the road.
Vehicle manufacturers have made significant strides in enhancing safety features, such as airbags, rollover bars, reinforced frames, and better tires. Many states have also enacted stricter drunk driving laws. However, the sheer volume of vehicles on the road continues to contribute to an alarming frequency of motor vehicle accidents.
In fact, according to the NHTSA, every 10 seconds, someone in the United States is involved in a car accident, and every 14 minutes, someone loses their life on the road.
Types of Vehicle-Related Accidents
During the holiday season, traffic on the roads intensifies as people travel near and far to spend time with loved ones or to embark on vacations. Unfortunately, this increase in traffic often results in a higher likelihood of accidents.
When a vehicle accident occurs and causes injuries or fatalities, victims and their families can face huge medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.
At Conley Griggs Partin LLP, we understand the devastating impact these accidents can have on individuals and their families. That’s why we handle a wide range of vehicle-related accidents, including:
- Bus Accidents
- Distracted Driver Accidents
- Dram Shop Liability
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Non-Emergency Medical Transportation
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Private Prison Transport Injuries
- School Bus Accidents
- Uber/UberX/Lyft Accident Lawsuits
Your Right to Compensation
When individuals suffer injury in vehicle accidents due to another driver’s negligence, they deserve compensation for their losses. While insurance is meant to cover many of these losses, insurance companies often try to pay as little as possible.
That’s where Conley Griggs Partin LLP can help. We are dedicated to ensuring that victims of vehicle-related accidents receive the compensation they rightfully deserve.
If you or a loved one requires legal assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our initial consultation is free of charge, and we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid for our services if there is a monetary recovery of funds.
Remember, a statute of limitations is often in place, and filing a lawsuit must occur before this expiration date. So, call us today to protect your right to potential compensation. We are here to help during the holiday season and throughout the year, ensuring that your festive moments remain joyful and safe on the road.
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