Car Accidents During Covid-19
Car accidents are common and most likely human errors irrespective of the argument otherwise. People die in car accidents every year. If you do not drive carefully, you are more likely to risk your and others’ lives on the road. The error percentage may differ in both parties (the perpetrator and the victim). Parties involved in a car accident are more likely to deny their mistakes. It is good to be prepared for the worst as nobody purposely tries to injure oneself or the other. It can be difficult to pull yourself together after a hit, and you may need to take a while to assess the whole situation to know what exactly happened there!
With the restrictions in place, people were bound to stay at home, but more vehicles were visible on the roads post some relaxations. Do you know around 36,096 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2019? If you think fatalities were reduced during the pandemic, then you are mistaken! In contrast, the number of people who lost their lives in vehicle crashes was 38,680 in 2020. Despite fewer vehicles on the roads, there was a 7% increase in vehicle crashes. National Highway Traffic Administration Safety (NHTSA) projects an estimated 31,720 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes from January through September 2021, increasing 12% from the 28,325 fatalities projected in the first nine months of 2020.
Surprisingly, we have been thinking otherwise about the numbers during the pandemic. The covid-19 guidelines had restricted people to staying at home, but the numbers indicate a rise in fatalities.
How To Prevent Car Accidents
According to NHTSA, most accidents happen during rush hours, weekends, and holidays. People travel a lot during the holidays with long-distance road trips. Every day millions of people travel on roads, and each one can be at a high risk of vehicle crashes due to several reasons. Distracted driving, weather conditions, High speed, and many other factors can lead to a collision. It is always advised to be mindful and not multitask while driving. Some of the things you can keep in mind while being behind the wheel:
- Do not drink or be under possession and drive under any circumstances.
- Do not drive exceeding the speed limit and overtake other vehicles on the road.
- Do not distract yourself with phone calls, engaged conversations, eating, or drinking.
- Do not multitask while driving, such as looking up something or anything.
- Always wear a seatbelt in the car.
- Stay away from daydreaming or overthinking while driving.
However, if you have been unfortunate enough to be a part of an accident or know someone who has, we can help in such a situation. We are ready to fight for you and help you get the maximum compensation you deserve. We understand that nobody can undo the situation, but we may help you in the whole process.
Please reach out to One Law Group as our experienced attorneys can provide the best legal advice and help you get through the whole process. You may schedule a consultation with us at (310) 923-9420 today.