Most Common Causes of Fatal Accidents
Car accidents can result in a wide range of significant injuries. Injuries vary in nature and severity, ranging from soft tissue injuries to fractures, disability, and death. Tragically, the number of fatal accidents increases each year. In fact, approximately 30,000 accidents result in fatalities each year. Car fatalities are sadly the leading cause of death for children and young adults. These deaths have a devastating and traumatic effect on family members. Family members and loved ones naturally have questions regarding fault and recovering compensation for their loved ones’ death. The experienced attorneys at Slatter Law Firm will aggressively fight to recover the maximum compensation for the injuries of a family member.
The basic speeding law is that drivers are prohibited from travelling at a speed greater than is reasonable based on the weather, traffic conditions, visibility, or road conditions. The speed limit for a highway or road is generally posted on traffic signs. If the speed limit is not posted, the law imposes a speed limit of 15 miles per hour when crossing railroad tracks or driving in alleys, and 25 miles per hour in residential neighborhoods and business districts.
The law requires drivers involved in an accident resulting in an injury to another person to remain at the scene of the accident. It is a criminal offense to flee the scene under these circumstances.
Side impact or T-bone collisions occur when the front of a vehicle collides into the side of another vehicle, motorcycle, or bicycle. These collisions are another common cause for fatal accidents. In fact, approximately 29 % of fatal collisions involve T-bone accidents. These accidents often happen when a driver runs a red light or stop sign and strikes another vehicle entering the intersection.