A study by the National Safety Council indicates that the number of traffic-related fatalities increased by five percent in the first half of 2012. This seems to run counter to conventional thought as auto manufacturers have enhanced safety features with standard airbags, tire pressure indicators, collision warning systems and drowsy driving detection.
Consulting a Morrow attorney after a car accident enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in an automobile accident in Morrow you should discuss your case with a car accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 39 states prohibit text messaging while driving and 10 states ban talking on a cell phone while driving. Georgia law prohibits texting while driving for all drivers and talking on cell phones for novice drivers. Distracted driving accidents killed 3,092 people in 2010 according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. It is estimated that an additional 416,000 people were injured in automobile crashes involving a distracted driver. A simple explanation can be attributed to the increased fatalities despite the improved technology.
Consumer Reports indicates that the economic downturn coupled with an increase in new vehicle prices has prompted many vehicle owners to cling to their older model cars. Vehicles more than 10 years old do not have the benefit of new safety technologies.
If you or someone you know has been hurt in an auto accident, meet with a Morrow auto accident lawyer. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith to schedule a free legal consultation.