When we take to road, we never intend to be involved in a crash, but what are the chances you will be involved in Miami a car accident? Tragically, people are injured or killed in collisions every day. Some accidents may be minor fender benders while others are catastrophic or even fatal accidents. While a few accidents are truly unavoidable, most of the time the accident was the direct result of someone driving improperly, such as distracted driving, speeding, or driving while impaired.
To reduce your risk, it’s crucial to understand the likelihood that you will be involved in a car accident. With that thought in mind, here are a few recommendations to try to keep you and your loved one’s safe while on the road.
How Often do Car Crashes Occur in the U.S.
In the U.S., the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) projected that for traffic fatalities in 2022, 31,785 people died in traffic crashes in the first nine months of the year. That’s an average of 3,531 people per month. Further, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that road traffic crashes are a leading cause of death in the U.S. for people ages 1–54.
What do This Mean for You?
Statistics help us make informed decisions and draw meaningful conclusions based on patterns and evidence. However, the likelihood of being in a car crash depends on various risk factors, including:
- Your driving habits
- The time of day
- Road conditions
- Type of vehicle
- Location – urban or rural
What are Some of the Best Ways to Avoid Getting into a Car Accident?
No one can guarantee complete safety from a car accident, however, there are many precautions you can take to reduce your risk. Here are some of the best ways to avoid a car crash:
- Follow traffic rules and signals
- Adhere to speed limits
- Keep a safe following distance
- Avoid distracted driving
- Perform regular vehicle maintenance
- Stay alert and eliminate drowsy driving
- Slow down in adverse weather conditions
- Don’t drink and drive
- Always wear seat belts
At Weinstein & Cohen, we have more than 50 years of combined experience fighting for accident victim’s rights. Our experienced Miami and Naples accident attorneys at Weinstein & Cohen will put your priorities first. If you or someone you care about has been injured or involved in an accident across South Florida or Southwest Florida, contact the Miami and Naples personal injury lawyers at Weinstein & Cohen at 305-374-1011 or 239-793-3331, or visit fairnessforall.com for an absolutely free legal consultation to learn more about your options.