Deadly Auto Accidents Unfortunately a Consequence of Bad Driving Behaviors in Tampa Bay
Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 1, 2012 – Auto accidents are still the leading cause of death for teens and adults.
According to the Insurance Information Institute, an auto accident death happens every 16 minutes and injuries occur every 14 seconds. Medical care and lost time away from work costs $99 billion every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted.
Recent incidents in Tampa Bay show the seriousness of catastrophic auto accidents. Along State Road 54 in Pasco County, a bicyclist was hit by a semi. Investigators are looking into who had the right of way. The bicyclist was wearing a helmet as he was riding on the Suncoast Trail, but the force of the impact killed him at the scene.
In another deadly crash, a motorcyclist was thrown off the bike when a BMW sedan tried to turn in front of him. The motorcyclist crashed into the passenger side of the BMW and landed in the middle of the road. He was wearing a helmet, but that was also not enough to prevent his death.
“Not only do these accidents occur too often, they also have ever-lasting effects on the families they leave behind,” said Tampa auto accident attorney Lillian Reyes-Joyce, of Joyce & Reyes Law Firm. “Think of the children and spouses that are left behind. Who is going to help them make ends meet if the breadwinner and emotional backbone of the family is no longer here?”
The driving behaviors that most often lead to fatal crashes are speeding, not staying in the proper lane, and being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Fatigue, being distracted by texting or being on other devices, and running stoplights are other big factors that create deadly accidents.
“The time after an auto accident can be very stressful and complex,” said Reyes-Joyce. “An experienced auto accident attorney can make sure the guilty party is held accountable and your case is heard in court. This is especially important so that their insurance company knows you deserve the maximum compensation for their wrongdoing.”
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Tampa, FL 33606
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