Driving a car has always been dangerous. It’s even more so now.
An article in this week’s Wall Street Journal notes that there is a 10.4% increase in traffic deaths during the first 6 months of 2016 over the same period in 2015, a year which saw over 35,000 traffic fatalities, the largest increase since 1966.
Why? Certainly because fuel prices are relatively lower and, with an improving economy, more people are driving to and from work. But while they’re driving, they’re also distracted more from texting and even from engaging in Pokemon games.
Several times each week, our office takes in new victims as clients injured by others who were not paying attention through these and other distractions.
The lesson for you? First, please do not fall prey to the temptation to multi-task while driving, for your sake and others on the road. Second, if you have been injured in a car wreck, call G3HelpMe for a free consultation.
G. Tuner Howard III, Attorney