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Are Car Accidents the Leading Cause of Death?


Tragically, motor vehicle accidents are responsible for millions of fatalities each year. Road safety is a shared responsibility and reducing daily hazards of being on the road starts with each individual’s commitment to upholding standards of safety when behind the wheel. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, car accident deaths in 2013 were more than 2 times the average number of fatalities in other high-income countries. Harrowing statistics like this prove just how perilous our roads can be.

Though car accidents can be deadly, you can greatly reduce the hazard of injury by adopting safe habits that save lives. Consider these tips to save you or a loved one’s life:

  • Seatbelts are crucial – Not only do seatbelts reduce the risk of serious injury by 50%. they also cut the risk of death by 45%. Those not wearing a seatbelt are up to 30 times more likely to be ejected from their vehicle upon impact.
  • Speeding kills – Speeding is an incredibly reckless way to tempt fate as there is no destination or deadline worth risking your life over. Even if you feel comfortable in your driving ability, you cannot trust or predict if others will be able to react as quickly as you.
  • Distracted driving is deadly – Drunk or drugged driving are still the leading cause of car accident fatalities, though distracted driving is quickly following behind. Cell phones, infotainment centers, passengers, pets, and other distractions take your eyes off the road and put everyone’s lives in danger.

Injured in a Car Accident? Contact Our Top-Rated Legal Advocate to Fight for the Compensation You Deserve

If you or a loved one has been injured at the hands of another’s negligence or misconduct, don’t hesitate to reach out to a legal advocate who will truly care for you and your best interests. At the Law Offices of Charles R. Gueli, we have seen firsthand just how devastating the aftermath of a car accident can be, which is why our trusted personal injury attorney strives to ensure your voice is heard. With over 20 years of experience in successfully fighting for what’s right, rest assured you are in the right hands with our firm on your side.

Schedule an initial case evaluation at your earliest convenience by calling (516) 628-6402.

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