Washington residents understand, even if it is just in the back of their minds, that they take a risk every time they get on the roadways. Statistically speaking, car accidents are fairly common. Fortunately, most accidents are so-called “fender benders.” But, the reality is that some car accidents are much more serious, causing severe injuries to the parties involved, or even fatalities.
Distracted driving as an ever-present threat
One of the most serious dangers on the roads today is the ever-present threat of distracted drivers. Even though many states in America have enacted laws specifically aimed at curbing distracted driving, the fact remains that many car accidents in Washington and throughout the country are caused by distracted drivers.
In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration keeps statistics that show that in one recent year alone – 2018 – over 2,800 people died in America due to distracted driving accidents. Beyond that, a whopping estimate of 400,000 people suffered injuries in car accidents that involved distracted driving.
Distracted driving accidents are preventable
With all of the dangers that Washington residents face on the roadways each time they get in their car, these distracted driving statistics are truly eye-catching. What makes it even more tragic is that distracted driving, like drunk driving, is entirely preventable.
When Washington residents are injured in car accidents that were caused by distracted drivers, they may have legal recourse. A personal injury lawsuit could hold the negligent party responsible and get the injured victims much needed financial compensation. Distracted driving is dangerous and drivers who engage in such reckless conduct need to be held accountable.