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Summertime Auto Accident Statistics

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It might not initially seem like there’s anything inherently risky about driving during the summer. In fact, you might think it would be even safer than it is in the winter because the weather is so much nicer and you don’t have snow and ice to worry about. But believe it or not, there are plenty of hazards that make it more likely for car accidents to happen, even when the weather is seemingly nice.

When the weather is warm and sunny, people are simply more willing to get out of the house. Regardless if they’re taking a long road trip for a vacation or just heading out to the nearest beach or park, nice weather means more people on the roads. This is particularly true during holiday weekends like Memorial Day and the 4th of July.

Not only are there lots of holidays during the summer, there tend to be lots of other parties during the summer, too. Graduation parties, barbeques, weddings, and family reunions are all very common summertime events, but those types of events also very frequently involve alcohol. When people don’t drink responsibly and get behind the wheel, the more likely it is they’ll be involved in a car accident.

In addition to the extra cars on the road and the increased number of impaired drivers, there’s another hazard to deal with: inexperienced drivers. With school out of session, that leaves more time for newly-licensed drivers who don’t have a lot of experience behind the wheel to be out and about.

There’s also the fact that hot weather can be rough on vehicles. When the weather cools off, drivers often start getting “low tire pressure” alerts on their car. Coldness makes things contract, including air molecules, which means the air in your tires might not be exerting as much pressure on your tires as they were on a warmer day. But when the weather gets hot, the reverse can happen. Since heat makes things expand, the air in your tires can start to exert too much pressure on your tires and cause blowouts. So be sure you keep a close eye on your tire pressure all summer long.

With Memorial Day and summer just around the corner, let’s take some time to understand some of the facts about summertime car accidents.

An Introduction To Truck Accidents

Truck accidents happen every day.  When there is a collision between a passenger car and a fully loaded 18 wheeler, the passenger car and its occupants are in far worse position and at far higher risk.  You need to know your rights and how to proceed if you or someone you know is involved in an accident with a large truck.  The attorneys at Mann Law Firm have put together the infographic below with valuable information about this issue.  Check out their website for further details.

What Types of Crashes Cause What Types of Injuries?

It is very difficult to restore your life, health, and financial well-being and way of life following an auto accident.  Financial recovery can greatly assist though in returning as close to “normal” as possible.  Financial recovery can help to ease the burdens which can come following an accident.  These can be overwhelming medical bills, loss of income, loss of ability to work, and other disabilities.  The infographic below provides helpful information about recovering from these losses.

Infographic provided by McNeely | Stephenson

Brain Injuries

Brain Injury Lawyers

According to the Brain Injury Association of America, over 1.5 million people suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) every year. Out of these victims, at least 50,000 individuals will die from their injury, while around 80,000 will face life-long injuries and rehabilitative care.

CAUSES OF BRAIN INJURIES

Brain injuries can be caused by a wide variety of accident types and incidents, including:

When you sustain a brain injury, the damage may be either temporary or permanent, but in both cases it will have a significant impact on your life. When you suffer from brain injury disabilities, you deserve an experienced attorney on your side to ensure all of your financial needs are met while you cope during this difficult time.

BRAIN INJURY COMPENSATION CLAIMS

The amount awarded in a brain injury lawsuit is often higher than the compensation offered in other types of personal injury cases. The reason for this is simple: brain injuries will have a more devastating impact on your quality of life and your ability to support yourself into the future. TBI also requires substantial medical and rehabilitative care. These expenses add up quickly, and when they are combined with a loss of cognitive function or other permanent disabilities, you have a right to demand swift and uncompromising justice.

The experienced brain injury lawyers at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller have years of experience helping victims of these tragic injuries recover their losses. Our personal injury lawyers in Philadelphia can help you seek compensation for:

  • Current and future lost wages
  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Pain and suffering

We won’t back down until you have received a settlement that will provide sufficient support for you and your family in the trying years ahead.

Infographic and text provided by WapnerNewman Attorneys at Law