Rochester, New York, Car Accidents Caused By Bee Stings And Other Insect Bites

Rochester Car Accidents Caused By Bee Stings Or Other Insect Bites

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Select Team of Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Acclaimed by Expertise LLC as Best Car Accident Lawyers, Fight to Obtain the Unparalleled Results for Victims of Car Crashes Caused by Insect Bites in Rochester, New York, Throughout New York State, and Beyond.

Bee on Car Dashboard The average driver never really considers how dangerous a bug inside their car can be. However, trying to rid your car of giant wasps, spiders, mosquitoes, or other flying insects can be a huge distraction. Not to mention drivers unfortunate enough to get bit by insects or stung by bees. A driver recently veered off and slammed into a utility pole after a cicada flew through a window and hit him in the face. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an insect in your vehicle heightens the risk of crashing by over 6.3 times compared to an attentive motorist without bugs in their cars. That places drivers in greater danger than reading a book, dialing a phone, or even putting on makeup. Distractions from bugs are the 2nd-highest collision risk factor mentioned in the NHTSA's data. In fact, "reaching for a moving object" was the only distraction worse than insects.

The Governor's Traffic Safety Committee labeled distracted driving as a leading contributing factor in all New York State collisions. Any type of distraction that diverts your attention can impair your ability to focus on the road. Unfortunately, even distractions that are out of our control, like insect bites, substantially increase the risk of being involved in a car accident. Just imagine the amount of distraction involved in wildly swatting an angry hornet or even simply trying to avoid getting stung. When traveling at 55 miles per hour, checking a bee sting for a mere 5 seconds is long enough to drive the length of an entire football field (100 yards). That is not even considering the time it takes to remove the stinger or the psychological distraction caused by the sharp burning pain around the sting area.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.'s compassionate attorneys recognize that victims severely injured in collisions may require lengthy medical treatment, agonizing physical therapy, and plenty of painkillers. Even the best insurance plan might not cover all of the hospital bills. That is why it is imperative to consult with a veteran personal injury attorney and learn more about your legal options going forward. Pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible driver may be the only way to get your life back together. 

There has never been a better time to give yourself the peace of mind that you deserve by retaining Jed Dietrich, Esq. to aggressively litigate your claim and seek the compensation that you are entitled to. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.'s elite Rochester, New York lawyers promise to be by your side every step of the way. With over 2 decades of exclusively practicing personal injury law, Jed Dietrich, Esq., an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys, has all-encompassing experience fighting bee sting car crash cases. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has personally tried over 100 cases to verdict in courts throughout New York State. Our seasoned team has uncompromisingly battled to obtain more than $175 million in verdicts and settlements for victims of accidents. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is available for your complimentary consultation every day of the week by calling 585-939-3939 or by completing our online consultation form

Common Types Of Collisions Caused By Bug Bites

Car Collision In the summer months, Rochester, New York, and Monroe County see a dramatic increase in the number of insects. Unfortunately, bugs can be incredibly dangerous when they interfere with a driver's ability to operate a vehicle. You may have always wondered what would happen if a bee flew into your vehicle. Some motorists have irrational fears of certain insects that may prompt them to drive erratically after seeing them. After a bee flew into Seth Rogen's car, the famous actor freaked out and crashed into the vehicle in front of him. It is easy to see how drivers can become distracted while trying to swat a swarming bee or chase it out of their car. Regardless of the distraction, every day, 9 victims suffer fatalities in accidents involving distracted drivers. Getting stung by a bee can easily cause a driver to:

  1. Swerve into oncoming traffic, resulting in a head-on collision;
  2. Rear-end vehicles stopped at red lights;
  3. Fail to yield the right-of-way and T-bone other cars;
  4. Run both red lights and stop signs;
  5. Fail to see first responders and emergency vehicles;
  6. Disregard motorcyclists, pedestrians, and cyclists;
  7. Sideswipe cars after drifting into other traffic lanes;
  8. Lose control and get into a rollover car accident;
  9. Completely spin out, leading to a single-vehicle crash; and
  10. Cause a multi-car pile-up on the highway by abruptly slamming on the brakes.


What To Do If A Bee Flies Into Your Vehicle

In case you find a bee or other insect while driving, knowing what steps to take in advance can help save you and others from a devastating collision. The steps that our seasoned team recommends next time you find a bug in your car include:

  1. Never Panic: Panicking is absolutely the worst thing that you can do. Even if a bug bites you, always keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the steering wheel. It is important to remember that most insect bites are not as bad as a collision.
  2. Pull Over: It is crucial to always consider the traffic around you and resist the urge to slam on your brakes. Instead, employ your hazard lights to inform other motorists that you are slowing down, or use your turn signal and pull over to the side of the road. Afterward, you can safely chase the insect out or wait for the insect to leave on its own.
  3. Be Prepared: Most bee stings only result in temporary discomfort. However, if you are allergic to any kind of insect, you should ensure that you always carry an EpiPen or required allergy medicine in your emergency kit. Additionally, it is a good idea to always have a cell phone in case you need emergency care.

The Dietrich Law Firm's veteran team of Rochester, New York, bug bite car accident attorneys will do everything possible to get you the result you deserve. Jed Dietrich, Esq.'s primary mission is to obtain compensation for all your economic and non-economic damages, such as hospital bills, lost earnings, loss of enjoyment, pain and suffering, life-long disability, permanent disfigurement, and much more. Time after time, past clients of the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. have proudly stated that Jed Dietrich, Esq. is the finest personal injury attorney in New York State. Kindly contact our battle-tested litigators to learn more about how we can help you. We are available twenty-four-seven by dialing 585-939-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 585-939-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Rochester, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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