When you are involved in a car accident and suffer injuries, your life can feel like it has been turned upside down. If you have been injured and unable to work, it can make meeting your monthly obligations difficult, not to mention the mounting medical bills you have likely now incurred. Consider calling an injury attorney in Lake Charles Louisiana.
Your only concern should be recovering from your injuries and not the escalating stress of financial insecurity. Lundy Lundy Soileau and South’s legal team are passionate about helping victims of car accidents in Lake Charles Louisiana navigate the complex legal system to receive commensurate compensation they are entitled to for over 33 years.
Our team of experienced attorneys have helped the injured and their families in the following areas:
Car Accident Statistics
According to SaferAmerica.com, there are more than 143 million Americans commuting on our roadways daily. Considering human error, distracted driving, impaired driving, improperly maintained vehicles, manufacturer recalls, drowsy driving, speeding, and new drivers, it’s easy to see why there are roughly 6 million accidents a year in the U.S.
Impaired Driving Statistics
According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, marijuana, after alcohol, is the most common drug linked to impaired driving. During a lifetime, approximately 3 out of 5 people will be involved in an accident due to a drunk or impaired driver. Additional statistics:
Distracted Driving Statistics
Distracted driving represents a growing problem in the United States. The CDC estimates 3,276 fatalities and 364,000 accidents a year are due to distracted driving in the United States. Distracted driving is defined as anything that takes your hands off the wheel, eyes off the road or mind off driving.
The most common driving distractions are:
Accidents are more likely to happen close to home.
ACCIDENTS ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAPPEN CLOSE TO HOME
Most drivers worry about accidents during long-distance travel, during the holidays or while on vacation. But most accidents occur within 5 to 15 miles of your home. This is attributed to driver’s letting down their guard in their comfort zone. A comfort zone is a regularly traveled route when not much thought is required to get to and from the destination.
Most travel occurs within ten miles of a person’s home, from dropping children off at school, going to work, grocery shopping, to fueling your vehicle, most drivers conduct these daily activities within that 10-mile radius. Surprisingly, only 1 percent of accidents occur 50 or more miles from a driver’s home.
Need help after your car accident?
The team of car wreck lawyers at Lundy Lundy Soileau & South are dedicated victims’ advocates, who work diligently to obtain compensation for their injured, dismembered, and wrongful death clients. Allow yourself the benefit of enlisting the a professional, knowledgeable in car accident laws in Louisiana. You have one chance to obtain the compensation you need and deserve, make the right choice, call today (337) 439-0707.
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