If you were to look into the windows of all of the cars on a busy intersection, chances are you would come across at least a few drivers with earbuds on. Some may be using a bluetooth device. Others may be listening to music on their phones. If you're wondering whether this is legal, or safe, your concern is legitimate. Using earbuds is an easy way to become distracted while driving.
Believe it or not, a person is more likely to be involved in a fatal auto accident on a country road than on an urban road. Even though more than half of our nation's population resides in the country's 50 most populous urban areas - cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia - only 40 percent of auto accident fatalities occur there, according to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
When you think of dangers on the road, you probably picture congested city streets and rush hour traffic. However, rural auto accidents are more likely to be fatal than city crashes. High speeds, alcohol, reduced access to medical care, and other factors lead to the alarming number of rural fatalities. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a rural accident, the attorneys of Winegar, Wilhelm, Glynn & Roemersma can help you obtain financial compensation. This money can help with property damage, medical bills, lost wages, and many other expenses following an accident. To learn more about auto accidents and rural roads, contact our Pennsylvania and New Jersey offices.
Auto accidents of all kinds can be extremely serious and result in life-changing injuries. Because of this, it's of the utmost importance that the victims or accidents or their loved ones get in touch with skilled personal injury attorneys. By doing this, they can initiate legal proceedings against the person or party responsible for an auto accident and receive compensation for injuries and losses. This is an important part not just of the healing process but of our legal system.