Greenville Car Accident Attorney
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: (252) 752-1700
Fax: (252) 335-2929
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides insight into the leading causes of auto, truck and motorcycle accident injuries and fatalities. North Carolina motor vehicle accident statistics show that compared to the rest of the United States, North Carolina has a higher incidence of most motor vehicle accidents.
If you are seriously injured due to the recklessness or carelessness of another driver, the Greenville motorcycle, truck and car accident attorneys at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban are here to fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.
The leading causes of auto accidents in Greenville and throughout North Carolina
Of the many cases a North Carolina car accident lawyer sees, a growing number of all car, truck and motorcycle crashes are rooted in driver distraction. Common distractions include texting, rubbernecking, talking on a mobile phone, eating, looking at scenery, scolding children, adjusting the radio, putting on makeup, and reading maps — anything that takes your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, or your mind off your driving can distract you enough to cause an accident.
Drowsy driving accounts for about 12 percent of auto accidents in the United States. This is why so many tragic accidents happen at night. Even though few drivers are on the road, those who are driving between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. — when most of us are sleeping — are most likely to snooze behind the wheel. The second most dangerous time for driver fatigue is noon to 2 p.m., when many people feel sleepy after lunch.
To avoid driving when fatigued, watch for symptoms such as:
According to the NHTSA study, drunk driving accounts for one U.S. death almost every half-hour. Weekends are the worst for drunk driving accidents — about 53 percent of weekend fatal crashes are DUI-related.
Getting help from a Greenville auto accident lawyer when others break driving laws
Greenville auto accident lawyers are aware that speeding causes accidents for several reasons:
- It reduces the amount of time for maneuvering to avoid a wreck
- It increases the risk of crashing because others do not see you in time
- It makes crashes more severe.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says that the energy released in a crash doubles when we drive 60 mph instead of 40 mph.
An aggressive driver is one who operates a motor vehicle in a selfish, bold, or pushy manner, without regard for the rights or safety of others. Aggressive drivers cause accidents by tailgating, making aggressive or rude gestures, honking excessively, assaulting others physically, disregarding traffic signals, changing lanes frequently and aggressively, and refusing to yield the right of way.
A bad weather car, truck or motorcycle accident that hurts others is still the driver’s fault
The best roads become dangerous roads when heavy rain, ice, hail, snow, high winds, or fog block vision and reduce traction. But we cannot blame Mother Nature exclusively — weather-related accidents often occur when drivers continue to speed, tailgate, not allow enough time to stop, or generally drive inappropriately for conditions. In bad weather, be extra alert for trouble.
Your best efforts to avoid an accident may fail when others do not take similar precautions. If you become a victim of a car crash, seek financial recovery from the negligent parties by working with a Greenville car accident attorney from Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban.
Contact an award-winning Greenville automobile, tractor trailer truck, and motorcycle accident attorney
Don Marcari is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, American Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Advisory Board Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, NC Advocates for Justice, and VA Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors.
When you need a Greenville, North Carolina car, truck or motorcycle accident lawyer, call (888) 351-1038 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.