The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently reported that deaths caused by traffic accidents have been increasing during the first half of 2012. Around 16,290 people were killed in traffic accidents, compared to 14,950 fatalities recorded during the same period last year. This translates to a 9% increase in traffic related deaths in the country. This alarming increase is probably the largest increase in traffic fatalities recorded since the agency started monitoring these statistics in 1975. Fatality rates also seem to be at their highest level since 2009.
Analysts attribute the spike in fatality rates to the unusually warm winter this year. Because, ore motorists are said to travel when the weather is warm, this causes the increased number of cars on the roads and an increased number of accidents. Whether or not these accidents are caused by natural changes in the environment or man’s own negligence, the NHTSA needs to analyze the records and implement measures to reverse the trend. Motorists also need to be more vigilant of their rights and cooperative with the authorities in order to ensure that road rules are followed and accidents are minimized.
Motorists and passengers are always exposed to dangers and hazards on the road. Even the most careful drivers still may risk accidents due to unforeseen road conditions, the negligence of other drivers, or those driving under the influence of alcohol. The injuries that one may sustain, the mental anguish and distress caused by the accident, and the damage done to her property may entitle her to more financial compensation than she may normally receive from insurance companies. d’Oliveira & Associates seeks to obtain the right amount of compensation for those that have suffered physical and/or mental injuries in auto accidents.
If you are recovering from the injuries of your auto accident, you will need the services of a legal representative to represent your claims. You will need someone who has years of experience and proven track record when it comes to auto accident claims, someone who is familiar with the procedure and the state and federal laws and with representing different clients. d’Oliveira and Associates auto accident lawyers will give personal attention to each case so you can be confident that your case is being dealt with properly and that all areas are being covered.
Injured in an Traffic Accident? Get the Compensation You Deserve!
If you or someone you know has been in an auto accident, you should talk to a competent Brockton car accident attorney. The Brockton car accident lawyers at the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates work with some of the leading lawyers in dealing with traffic accident claims and cases where individuals are suffering or have suffered any injury or have died from traffic accidents. Our lawyers make sure that your rights are protected and that your best interests are served. Contact the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.
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