The national Safety Council has released it’s most recent study showing that motor vehicle deaths in the first 2/3 of 2012 have increased by a dramatic 7% over the previous year. These results are startling considering the fatality numbers have been decreasing for the last few years. With major strides being made in car safety, many point to the increased traffic on the roadways, and the rise of distracted driving for the recent uptick in fatalities.
No matter the cause, it is as important as ever for drivers to exercise caution and mind their surroundings on the roadways. Even if you are a safe driver who refuses to use your phone on the road, those around you may not be as safety minded. Remember to buckle up, keep your eyes on the road and always be aware of the drivers around you.
As auto accident and wrongful death lawyers in the state of Virginia, we see our fair share of tragedy on the roadways. We fight everyday to protect the rights of those injured through no fault of their own. If you or a family member has been involved in a serious auto accident, call the personal injury lawyers of Rutter Mills today for a free, no obligation consultation of your legal rights.