No matter where an accident occurs or how minor an accident appears, a car accident in Daytona Beach can prove fatal or leave you or a loved one seriously injured. The NHTSA reports that between 30,000 and 40,000 people die each year in American automobile crashes.
Those Most Likely to Lose Their Life
A car accident can claim the lives of a wide array of victims. Victims can include drivers, passengers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. According to the NHTSA, of those killed in auto crashes:
- More than half (52.1 percent) are drivers.
- 20 percent are passengers.
- Over 13 percent are motorcyclists.
- Over 12 percent make up those on foot (pedestrians).
- Fewer than 2 percent are bicyclists.
As a driver, you have a responsibility to operate your vehicle in a safe manner. You should avoid driving while drunk, speeding, driving distracted, and you should slow down in bad weather. Unfortunately, you cannot control the driving habits of those with whom you share the Florida roadways.
Building Your Case
Building a successful car accident injury case is no small matter. However, if your injuries were caused by the negligence of another driver, our experienced team can help you hold that person liable for your damages.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact an experienced car accident attorney in Daytona Beach at Johnson & Gilbert, P.A. at (386) 673-4412 or (800) 556-8890. We will help you start building your case today.