Statistically, the first three months of the year tend to be the safest, with respect to automotive deaths on US roads, with fewer fatalities generally occurring in the first quarter of the year.
Most of us know this feeling all too well: You’re driving down the highway, keeping pace with the flow of traffic, and everything seems normal – when suddenly the car ahead of you hits their brakes hard.
Most of the time when a person suffers injuries in an incident involving an automobile, one expects those injuries to be accidental, caused by an inadvertent collision resulting from momentary inattention or other negligence.
Legislation is often not written with clarity for the average layperson in mind. The reason for this is not to be unnecessarily opaque; rather, it is because the meaning and interpretation of a law depends on the specific phrasing of its drafting, down to the punctuation.
National Crisis in Roadway Fatalities and Serious Injuries Spurs Department of Transportation to React
For years, America’s highways, city streets, and back roads had been getting safer. Automotive fatality and serious injury rates had been on a steady decline.
America’s roads are getting more dangerous. For years, this was not the case. The data showed fewer motor vehicle fatalities with every passing year.
As the year 2021 concludes and the final reports from law enforcement and road safety organizations are tallied, an indisputable fact arises from the data: New Jersey’s roads are getting more dangerous, especially for cyclists and pedestrians.
Since the early 1980s, our nation’s roads had been getting safer. Public awareness campaigns, law enforcement efforts, and technological developments in automotive safety had been combining to produce a trend – with minor fluctuations – of fewer deaths on America’s roads by the year. And then the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
“The deadliest road in America” is something you’d rather find as the catch phrase to a Hollywood movie than as part of your daily commute.
If you've agreed to a settlement for your personal injury case, you might expect that that the case has been resolved, and the net personal injury settlement after legal expenses and attorney's fees is yours to keep.