Each year, there are hundreds of thousands of car crashes in this country. Tragically, almost 40,000 victims are killed each year in these accidents. Statistics show that the majority of vehicle accidents are caused by driver error. Unfortunately, no matter how safe of a driver you may be, there is no guarantee that the other drivers around you are practicing safe driving behaviors and following all of the rules of the road.
If you have been injured in a car accident that was caused by another driver, the Memphis TN auto accident attorneys at Patterson Bray can help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve. Call our office today to speak with one of our dedicated attorneys.
Our firm has extensive experience representing car accident victims and we have found that the following are the most common causes of crashes:
Despite the known dangers, distracted driving is quickly becoming the number one cause of vehicle accidents. Studies show that when a driver is doing something that takes his or her attention off the road, their risks of crashing more than doubles. Some of the more dangerous distracted driving behaviors include:
· Eating or drinking
· Fiddling with the radio or CD player
· Interacting with passengers in the vehicle
· Personal grooming
· Social media apps
· Talking on a cell phone
· Using a GPS
Driving Under the Influence
Driving under the influence is also one of the top causes of car accidents. Under the influence can mean the driver is intoxicated because of alcohol, prescription drugs, or illegal drugs. National statistics show that alcohol-related crashes are responsible for more than 10,000 deaths each year and until recently was responsible for most under the influence crashes. However, the opioid epidemic has is quickly affecting these statistics and law enforcement across the country report an upswing in drugged driving crashes, including overdoses while driving, where the driver actually suffers an overdose while they are driving their vehicle.
Despite the fact that it is illegal, as well as the known dangers, drivers continue to ignore speed limits and the result of that is that almost 30 percent of all vehicle accident deaths happen in speed-related crashes.
Contact an Auto Accident Lawyer in Memphis TN Today
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a crash caused by another driver, you may be overwhelmed dealing with the recovery, as well as the financial issues that may be occurring because you cannot work while your injuries heal. Contact Patterson Bray today to find out how we can help you get you the damages you may be entitled to.
You can focus on your recovery and your auto accident lawyer Memphis, TN clients trust can deal with the insurance company and all the legal issues that may need to be addressed. We can pursue your claim for medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, emotional anguish, and any other losses your injuries have caused. Call our office for a free case evaluation.