With so many things vying for our attention these days, it’s no wonder the rate of auto accidents is so high.  We’ve all passed a driver somehow managing to eat lunch, fix their hair, holler at the kids in the backseat and chat on their cell phones.  While we may have been lucky that time, distracted drivers like these are often the ones responsible for devastating accidents.

In fact, the latest findings suggest that drivers on cell phones are four times more likely to be in an accident on the road.  What’s more, cell phone distractions are thought to be responsible for half a million car accident injuries and 200 deaths every year on US roadways.

Driver inattention is also one of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents, which often result in devastating catastrophic injuries.

In addition to driver inattention, other common causes of auto accidents include driver impairment due to drug or alcohol use, recklessness—such as driving too fast, trying to run a yellow light, and other risky behaviors—and failure to obey traffic signs and signals.  Drivers, passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and other bystanders can all be seriously injured in auto accidents.  Such accidents remain the leading cause of many serious injuries including brain and head injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and more.  These injuries can result in devastating and long-term financial, physical, and emotional losses and suffering to victims and their loved ones.

If you or a loved one has suffered harm in an auto accident, regardless of your role or perceived responsibility, it is vital to contact a qualified attorney who will give your case the attention it deserves and aggressively fight for fair compensation.  Please contact the skilled auto accident attorneys at Marchelos Law today and Steve Marchelos will speak to you about your case at no obligation and at no cost to you.