How To Avoid The 5 Most Common Types Of Accidents

The-5-Most-Common-Accidents-scaledAlthough the last thing anyone wants is to be the victim of an accident, mishaps are part of life. To better safeguard you and your loved ones, it is imperative to be aware of the most prevalent types of accidents. Below, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of personal injury lawyers has listed the most frequently occurring accidents along with crucial tips to avoid them: 

  1. Car Crashes: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 42,915 victims suffered fatal collisions last year. The most significant annual percentage increase in reporting history. Most car accidents are caused by distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and weather conditions. You can avoid severe collisions by always driving prudently and defensively, staying focused on the road, adapting to changing driving conditions, and never getting behind the wheel while under the influence.
  2. Slip and Fall Accidents: In a recent year alone, fall-related accidents accounted for more than eight million emergency room visits. Most fall injuries occur at ground level and commonly result in broken bones, such as hip or wrist fractures. You can avoid most falls by taking your time, wearing appropriate footwear, and staying attentive. Slips are more likely to take place when you rush, ignore where you are stepping, or wear the wrong type of shoes. 
  3. Defective Products: In the past year alone, 11.7 million victims were treated in emergency rooms for injuries caused by consumer products. Most of these injuries involved everyday products, such as cleaning solutions, T.V.s, medications, children’s toys, and sporting goods. Recommendations that can help reduce your risk include checking for product recalls, avoiding being an early buyer, reading online reviews, focusing on quality over price, and identifying where products were manufactured. 
  4. Motorcycle Accidents: Bikers are far more vulnerable to catastrophic accidents due to a lack of protective equipment, such as seatbelts and airbags. Consequently, motorcycle fatalities have increased by 20 percent over the last 10 years. Motorcyclists can protect themselves from accidents by slowing down, never riding under the influence, always wearing a helmet, watching out for potential hazards, and never sharing a lane with other vehicles. 
  5. Pedestrian Accidents: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every 75 minutes, someone on foot is killed by a vehicle. The best way to avoid getting hit is by paying attention to where you are walking, using crosswalks and sidewalks whenever available, and making yourself noticeable.  

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Suppose that you, or someone you love, has been injured in an accident. In that case, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your injuries. Jed Dietrich, Esq., much-admired as an Attorney and Practice Magazine’s Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, has helped thousands of victims and their families recover compensation after devastating accidents. Our elite lawyers will provide the representation necessary to hold the negligent party liable for the harm they caused. Schedule your no-obligation, complimentary consultation and case assessment by calling 716-839-3939. 

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