Due to the routine nature of driving, it can be easy to overlook how dangerous such a common activity can be. However, a quick glance at auto accident statistics reveals a sobering reality: each year, there are an average of 6 million accidents in the U.S. Of those, roughly 3 million result in a personal injury – or worse. Each year, nearly 40,000 people in the United States lose their lives in car accidents.
The causes of car accidents vary, but leading causes include:
- Distracted driving (smart phones, reaching for an object, unsecured pets)
- Driving under the influence (drugs or alcohol – this includes marijuana)
- Reckless driving or speeding (running lights or stop signs, tailgating, unsafe passing)
- Dangerous roadway conditions (roads in disrepair, poor weather such as fog, ice, or rain)
In addition to the physical and emotional trauma of a car accident, the monetary impact can be staggering. In the U.S. alone, the direct medical cost of accidents on the road exceeds $380 million. For many individuals, covering the many costs of a car accident out of pocket – from medical bills, to therapy or car repairs – simply isn’t possible. That’s when it’s important to find the right auto accident attorney.
In many cases, the injured party in a car accident isn’t at fault. While some cases (such as being rear ended) offer clear liability, others are more complex and required an experienced attorney with a proven track record.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you’re not alone.
Super Woman Super Lawyer Maryam Parman has over 20 years of experience as a car accident lawyer in Anaheim and other major cities, winning cases across California, Nevada, and Arizona, and recovering more than $1 Billion for her clients.