Car Accident Deaths on the Decline

Driving a motor vehicle come with the risk of serious injuries from vehicle collisions. The speed at which cars travel can result in unforgiving results when motor vehicle accidents occur. Too often, car accidents result in the death or serious injury. There is good news however. According to the National Traffic Safety Administration traffic deaths have dropped to their lowest level since 1949. In fact, traffic fatalities have decreased 25% between 2005 and 2010. The U.S. Department of Transportation credits anti-distracted-driving programs, as well as campaigns against drunk driving, and increased use of seat belts. Improved technology such as warning systems, air bags, and electronic stability control is also credited with the avoidance of car accidents and reducing the deaths and serious injuries caused by car accidents. Of course, more technology in cars can also result in more technological errors. Air bags can fail to deploy, or deploy at a dangerous rate, seat belts can fail,warning systems can give false readings. If vehicle safety features fail and result in injuries you may have a product liability case. In conclusion, less people are dying today as a result of motor vehicle accidents than in any time during the past 60 years. However, motor vehicle accidents happen everyday, often with serious results. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident do not hesitate to call the personal injury attorneys at 1-800-LAWLINE. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us. If you have a ideas for future blog posts let me know. – Marc Miner, Esq. Zalman Schnurman & Miner P.C. is a New York law firm that concentrates in personal injury actions such as construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, premises liability, trip and falls, slip and falls, snow and ice cases, medical malpractice, traumatic brain injuries, etc. Learn more at, or contact us at 1-800-LAWLINE, or 1-800-529-5463 Zalman Schnurman & Miner P.C. handles personal injury actions in New York City, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, and Rockland County. We can often refer you to attorneys in other areas that we have worked with in the past. The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not meant as legal advice or to cover all possible facts or factors. An attorney should be consulted to discuss specific facts and laws.

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