Car Accident Lawyer San Francisco

Negligent motorists make our roads more dangerous for everyone, and they make serious accidents that lead to serious injuries that much more likely. Unfortunately, negligent motorists are out there on our roads. When you head out in your car to enjoy the beautiful City of San Francisco, always make safety your first priority, and if another driver’s negligence leaves you injured, don’t wait to consult with an experienced car accident lawyer in San Francisco. 

The Statistics Are Sobering

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports all the following sobering statistics related to car accidents in the United States:

  • There are about 100 fatal car accidents on our roadways every day of every year. 
  • Every year, about 3 million people are injured in car accidents. 
  • We experience a total financial loss of about $75 million each year in terms of medical expenses and lost productivity on the job as a result of car accidents. 

Driver negligence plays an outsized role in dangerous car accidents across our nation.

Driver Negligence Can Take Many Forms

When you think about driver negligence, you might conjure up a drunk driver, but driver negligence goes far beyond the dangers of impaired driving (which is exceptionally dangerous). Consider the following common varieties of driver negligence:

    • Distraction – Distracted drivers are always dangerous drivers, but when they’re distracted by their smartphones, which are the most common and possibly most dangerous distractions, things become that much more serious. When a driver is reading or writing a text, he or she engages in what amounts to driving with one’s eyes closed for an average of 5 seconds, and no one wants drivers to shut their eyes behind the wheel.
    • Exhaustion – Somewhat surprisingly, drowsy driving tends to mimic impaired driving and can be just as dangerous. Motorists who wouldn’t consider making the terrible choice to drive under the influence of alcohol don’t think twice about heading out while under the influence of exhaustion.
    • Speed – Excess speed (whether in relation to the speed limit or to the road’s condition) makes accidents far more likely and makes those accidents far more dangerous. It’s more difficult to control one’s car at higher speeds, and excess speed increases the risk that an accident will be deadly. 
    • Aggression – Aggressive drivers take negligence to the next level by intentionally engaging in dangerous driving practices. Aggressive drivers tend to roll several dangerous driving practices into one ride, and these can include tailgating, dashing in and out of traffic, ignoring road signs and signals, refusing to yield the right-of-way, passing illegally, speeding excessively, and much more.

Seek the Professional Legal Counsel of an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer in San Francisco

If you’ve been injured in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, the accomplished car accident lawyers at Bogaards Law in San Francisco understand the difficulties you’re facing and are well prepared to skillfully advocate for your just compensation. We are on your side, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation today.

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