For Indianapolis residents and other individuals and families living all
across Indiana who have a gut feeling that a lot of dire outcomes are
occurring on state and federal roads, there’s a sad wealth of evidence
to back that up.
In fact, a national report issued just last week by the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration concludes that
deadly crashes are occurring across the country at a frighteningly high rate.
And one that is spiking from prior years, to boot. A recent USA TODAY article
discussing the fatality-related data notes last year’s “disastrous
upward trend” from immediately preceding years.
The relevant numbers are discouraging, as well as shocking.
Here’s one: The NHTSA states that 37,461 people were killed nationally in motor
vehicle accidents last year.
Extrapolated, that averages out to more than 720 fatal victims every week
of the year.
What especially concerns safety regulators are the direct causes that yield
those deadly outcomes, which are in far too many instances acts of human
negligence underscored by wrong behind-the-wheel decisions made by drivers.
According to the NHTSA, many of those motorists are speeding when they
cause accidents and take the lives of others. Some are unbelted. Others
Safety officials say that pedestrian deaths and motorcycle fatalities spiked
upward last year s a result of such behaviors.
Sadly, our roads will never be accident-free, given that drivers daily
make mistakes that contribute directly to catastrophic and fatal injuries
for innocent third parties.
Victims and their families often find that aggressively pursuing a meaningful
money recovery against parties whose negligent conduct has caused serious
or fatal injuries is a vitally important act.
The experienced personal injury and
wrongful death attorneys at Tabor Law Firm help them do that. We fight diligently on
our client’s behalf to assess wrongdoing, deter similar conduct in
the future and collect a maximum recoverable amount that compensates them
for lost wages, medical expenses, therapy/rehabilitation costs, pain and
suffering, property damage and many other expenses.
Many accident victims feel justifiably empowered by taking proactive action
in the wake of injuries suffered through third-party negligence. Taking
charge can be affirming and spell the first step toward obtaining a legal
remedy that helps promote a positive future.