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What are the most Common Causes of Collisions?

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What are the most Common Causes of Collisions?

At the Elsner Law Firm, we know too well the disorienting whirl that follows a motor vehicle accident—the sudden clashing of metal, the heart-skip of shock, and the aftermath of questions and concerns. It’s deeply unsettling, and we want you to know that if you find yourself in the throes of such a trying time, we are here to stand steadfast by your side.

With over 6 million car accidents reported in the United States in 2019, and nearly 2 million resulting in injuries, the statistics starkly outline the risks that come with traversing our nation’s roads. Often, the most harrowing fact is that these events might stem from circumstances beyond your grasp, such as the unforeseen recklessness of another driver or the unpredictable whims of Mother Nature.

In the landscaped maze of traffic data, we find that front impact collisions—where vehicles meet face-to-face—are the most prevalent, followed closely by the jarring surprise of rear impact crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Institute (NHTSA) recorded 2.8 million front impact collisions and 1.57 million rear impacts in the year alone. A contemplative pause is warranted when we realize the enormity of these figures, each number a life, a story, an individual like you or me.

We understand the imperative need for safety, and the statistics shout a clear message: speed is a determining factor in the severity of an accident. While advancements in vehicle safety have surged forward, the laws of physics remain unyielding—higher velocities still translate to fiercer impacts and increased dangers. Dr. David Harkey from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety poignantly reminds us that “Higher speed limits cancel out the benefits of vehicle safety improvements…”

As drivers, our hands on the wheel guide not just a car, but the very lives within it. The most routine of maneuvers—going straight—led to the most fatalities in 2019. It’s a sobering thought that daily normalcy can, in a fraction of a second, diverge into tragedy.

Our commitment to you, as part of the Elsner Law Firm family, goes beyond legal expertise. We promise to guide, support, and stand by you, transforming the labyrinth of legal process into a journey toward healing and hope.

We urge you, cherish your safety as you do your loved ones. Allow diligence to be your co-pilot, embrace the wisdom in cautious driving, and stay informed on the vehicles that promise the greatest protection.

Should the unexpected occur, remember that we are just a call away—ready to advocate, support, and navigate the path to fair restitution with you. Call us today for a free consultation 206-447-1425.

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