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The Most Dangerous Time of the Day for Car Accidents

What Is The Most Dangerous Time Of Day For Car Accidents?

Jed Dietrich, Esq., an Esteemed Member of the Premier Lawyers of America and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and His Veteran Team of Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Renowned as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm, Aggressively Litigates to Obtain Unrivaled Results for Victims Injured in Car Collisions in Buffalo, New York.


Time of Day Most people assume that their morning commutes or evening drives back home from work are the most dangerous times to drive. A majority of car accidents occur between 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. With all of the vehicles on the road, rush hour is certainly a risky time to drive. Not to mention, after work, commuters may be more frustrated and want to get home as quickly as possible. Nevertheless, based upon the highest percentage of deaths per total driver, the deadliest hours on the road are from midnight to 4 a.m. Although this may surprise you because there is less traffic during these hours, fewer cars at night do not translate into a lower accident risk.

An overwhelming majority of crashes are sudden and unexpected. That is why motorists must realize collisions can happen at any time. It is up to everyone to make intelligent, safe, and responsible decisions when driving to reduce the risk of crashing. Regrettably, even safety measures cannot eliminate all driving-related dangers. In one way or another, negligence is to blame for virtually all car accidents. Both drivers and passengers that suffer serious injuries can have long and difficult roads to recovery. Unfortunately, some victims may never fully heal and be left with permanent, life-altering injuries.

The importance of hiring a highly experienced personal injury attorney to pursue your claim against the responsible party cannot be overstated. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of elite car accident injury attorneys have seen the overwhelming consequences that catastrophic injuries can have on victims of serious car accidents. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested team has helped thousands of clients and their families recover after being severely injured. With the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s zealous representation, negligent motorists are forced to pay for their mistakes. Our top rated team possesses both the experience and verified results to help you to obtain the highest possible compensation for all of your damages.

While no dollar amount can heal the bodily injuries caused by your collision, compensation can meaningfully reduce your financial burdens and pay you for your damages. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s seasoned team provides free lawsuit evaluations and consultations. We would be privileged to speak with you about your case. Our compassionate team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 716-839-3939, or by completing the online consultation form.

Most Common Times For Fatal Crashes

Driving is by far the riskiest undertaking that the average American performs every day. Although car crashes can occur on any day, at any time, collisions are more prevalent at certain times, on particular days of the week. The nighttime plays a central role in deadly collisions because it intensifies other dangerous elements. During late-night hours, drinking and driving, not wearing seat belts, and speeding all significantly contribute to the heightened death rate. Consequently, the fatality rate per mile driven at night is roughly 3 times as high as the daytime.

The two deadliest days of the week to drive on are Friday and Saturday. Fatalities peak on Saturdays, from 10 p.m. until Sunday at 3:59 a.m., with an average number of 158 deaths. This is nearly double the number of fatalities that take place on a typical weekday. It is no coincidence that the two days that most people do not have to work after are also the deadliest. Additionally, the Fourth of July has consistently been the most dangerous driving day for decades, with over 900 victims suffering fatalities in crashes annually. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, August is the worst month for accidents, followed by September and June. The summer season, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, is referred to as the “100 deadliest days” for teenage drivers.

WERE YOU, OR A FAMILY MEMBER, SERIOUSLY HARMED IN A CAR ACCIDENT CAUSED BY ANOTHER’S CARELESSNESS OR RECKLESSNESS IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER, OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS BATTLE-TESTED AND ELITE TEAM OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK CAR ACCIDENT INJURY ATTORNEYS AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Important Safety Precautions For Drivers

Drive CarefullyEvery driver’s top priority should be protecting the safety of themselves and their passengers. Even the safest drivers should realize that other motorists’ carelessness and recklessness can cause crashes. Although it is impossible to control the irresponsible actions of others, by being able to recognize dangerous driving situations, you may be able to alter your routine and avoid risky driving times. In a single recent year, out of 37,461 fatalities, alcohol was a contributing factor in 10,497 deaths. Failing to buckle up led to 10,428 deaths, and speeding caused 10,111 fatalities. Furthermore, distracted driving influenced at least 3,450 car accident fatalities. Based on our knowledge of car accidents, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s highly experienced team recommends applying the following safe driving measures:

  1. Always drive cautiously and defensively;
  2. Avoid operating any vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
  3. Have a designated driver if you plan on using drugs or alcohol;
  4. Obey all posted signs, traffic lights, and laws;
  5. Limit all driving distractions inside your car;
  6. Never forget to wear a seatbelt, even in the back seat;
  7. Drive slower during conditions with limited visibility; and
  8. Never drive while fatigued.

Regardless of the time of day, car accidents can be extremely devastating. Victims who have been severely injured are likely to suffer from bodily, psychological, and monetary damages. If you, or a loved one, were involved in any type of car collision, it is important to contact a highly experienced personal injury attorney.

Our elite team at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., highly praised by Expertise LLC as Best Car Accident Lawyers in Buffalo, New York, recognizes how to properly and aggressively pursue car accident claims. Representing client’s the Dietrich way, we are determined, disciplined, and dedicated to providing the highest level of personal injury service to victims of Western New York and beyond. When you call Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as an Attorney and Practice Magazine’s Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, he will carefully examine all of the nuances surrounding your case to ensure that you obtain the maximum compensation for your damages, which may include all past and future medical costs, lost wages, diminished future earning capacity, permanent disabilities suffered, pain and suffering, and property damage. Call our seasoned attorneys today at 716-839-3939!


Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, 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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