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Crash, Not Accident

Posted On 08/22/16

Each year, there are more than a million traffic fatalities across the country.  And when people talk about these deaths, they typically refer to them as having been caused by traffic “accidents”.  The definition of an accident is “something not intended”, and while no one gets in a car intending to harm someone, drivers do make choices that can ultimately cause others to be injured.

In fact, the leading causes of car crashes in America are: distracted driving (like texting or eating at the wheel), speeding, and drunk driving.  All three of these are clearly deliberate choices made by drivers. So when you hear someone refer to a car accident, remind them that crash or collision is the right word choice when the event was caused by someone’s negligence.  Accident improperly implies that the driver was blameless, that it was an act of god or unavoidable.

So if you or a loved one was injured in a car crash, please give us a call to schedule a free evaluation.  We have handled many car collision cases, securing millions of dollars for our clients.

Author: Serena C. Montague
Publication Date: August 22, 2016