Auto Accident Attorney Tampa FL
Despite numerous initiatives to increase road safety, such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT), numerous people find themselves in need of an auto accident attorney Tampa FL. A great amount of tireless research has been performed in regard to automobile accidents, and for good reason. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reported that, in the year 2013 alone, there were over 30,000 fatal automobile crashes that led to 32,719 deaths. That’s over 10 deaths per 100,000 people and an average of about one death per 100 million miles traveled in vehicles. For the state of Florida, the chance of involvement in a fatal car accident is even higher with an average of 12 deaths per 100,000 people and 1.25 deaths per 100 million miles. Fortunately, not every car or motorcycle accident results in fatality, but injuries sustained in an accident are still likely to heavily inhibit your ability to thrive and enjoy life. If you have been involved in a car or motorcycle accident Tampa, an experienced auto accident attorney can provide the help you need to get your life back on track.
The statistics released by the IIHS show that the majority of people who died as a result of a car accident (roughly 40 percent) were passenger car occupants. Distracted driving, which is any situation in which an individual operates a vehicle while distracted, was reported by the National Safety Council (NSC) to account for a large amount of automobile crashes. Cell phone use is one of the most common forms of distracted driving and, whether directly or indirectly, causes 25 percent of all auto accidents. This is due to the fact that, contrary to popular belief, the human brain is physically incapable of multitasking. Therefore, when a driver attempts to use his or her cell phone while driving a car, neither task is being adequately performed. This isn’t a problem in relation to cell phone use, but can lead to serious or injury (or worse) when dealing with an important task such as safely operating a vehicle. By focusing solely on the road, drivers will greatly reduce their chances of becoming involved in a car accident.
Motorcycle Accident Tampa
The chance of becoming involved in a motorcycle accident Tampa is not necessarily greater than other types of auto accidents, but are generally more likely to cause serious injury or death. The small size of motorcycles and their lack of a protective barrier (as seen with cars, trucks, and many other road vehicles) make it harder for drivers to see motorcycle riders and offer little protection in the event of a motorcycle accident. In fact, 42 percent of collisions that involve a motorcycle and a car are caused by the car making a left-hand turn and colliding with the motorcycle. This often happens when the motorcyclist is going through an intersection or attempting to pass or overtake the turning car. In many other circumstances, a crash could be caused by a driver’s lack of awareness in regard to a motorcyclist’s presence. No matter the cause of the accident, if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should contact an auto accident attorney Tampa FL in order to explore your legal options.
Hopefully, you will never be in a position in which you need the legal services of an auto accident attorney Tampa FL, but in the event that you do, please give Hoag Law Firm a call or complete your online Free Case Evaluation. A free consultation from an experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand your rights. With honest advice and an experienced attorney at your side, you can recover from a motorcycle accident Tampa with the largest possible settlement and get back to living your life.