According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 37,000 Americans died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016. Motor vehicle collisions are now the leading cause of death in the United States. This number represents a 7.2% increase in traffic deaths from the prior year and the largest year-over-year increase since 1966. No doubt a large percentage of this increase comes from impaired driving, speeding, failure to use seatbelts and distracted driving. Unfortunately, distracted driving is becoming a deadly trend in the United States.
A neglected aspect of the increase in traffic deaths is the civil justice system. One of the important aspects of civil jury trials is holding negligent drivers responsible for their conduct and deterring irresponsible driving.
If you or a loved one have suffered a serious injury or death in an automobile collision, you can request a free copy of Mike’s book, Kansas & Missouri Auto Accident Victim’s Guidebook, by clicking here or you can call Mike at 913-789-7477 for a free case strategy session on your case.