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Redlands Car Accident Attorney

Were you injured in a car accident?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2011, an estimated 2.22 million people were injured in car accidents, and 32,367 people died in motor vehicle crashes that same year. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that in 2009, more than 2.3 million adult drivers and passengers were treated in emergency rooms after being involved in a collision, and in 2005, the economic impact in regards to crash-related deaths and injuries among passengers and drivers amounted to $70 billion.

While a number of factors can contribute to the cause of a car accident such as road design, weather conditions, driver skill level, driver impairment (alcohol or drugs), driver behavior, road debris, or a defect in automotive design, by far the majority of car accidents can be traced back to some form of driver negligence.

Some of the most common forms of driver negligence include:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI)
  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving

The NHTSA reports that in 2010 alone, more than 3,000 people were killed at the hands of distracted drivers, thereby making distracted driving a major public health concern. Driver distraction applies to any activity that takes the driver's eyes off the road (visual distraction), their mind off the task of driving (cognitive distraction), or their hands off the wheel (manual distraction). While there are many different forms of driver distraction, perhaps the most dangerous is texting while driving since it involves all three major forms of driver distraction.

Contact the Law Office of Gary D. Baughman, APC

Car accidents are common events, especially in areas such as Southern California where there are so many vehicles on the road at any given time; the odds are basically stacked against you. While the extent of the vehicle damage and injuries vary widely in car accident cases, nevertheless a car accident can result in vehicle damage, property damage, serious injury and death.

If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, you are urged to contact a Redlands car accident attorney from the Law Office of Gary D. Baughman, APC right away. With over 30 years of experience, attorney Baughman is more than qualified to fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.

Contact the firm today to schedule your free initial consultation.