A Car Wreck Is in Your Future

Sep 4, 2020 | Allen A. Ritchie


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Labor Day is traditionally one of the most dangerous driving holidays in Alabama. Seriously, it can be rough out there.

If you have not noticed, the pandemic has changed a lot about being on the road. For example, a lot of people have not driven that much in the past 4 months. So, getting behind the wheel can be like learning to drive all over again. Need proof? Go on I-10 and you will see some very iffy lane changes.

I have handled a lot of car wrecks in my day. So as a reminder, here are some statistics that are worth remembering.

  • You will be in a traffic accident sometime in your life. Statistically, you will be in 3 or 4.
  • There are roughly 6 million traffic accidents each year in the U.S.
  • On average, 40,000 people in the U.S. die in traffic accidents each year. That is 800 or so in Alabama alone.
  • Every day in the U.S., more than 28 people die from alcohol-related accidents. That is every day.
  • A texting driver is 23 times more likely to get in an accident.
  • According to one study, eating while driving is more dangerous than talking on the phone.

So be careful. Have a safe holiday and look out for the other guy.

If you suffer a personal injury like an auto accident or slip and fall, you can talk to us at the Law Firm of Eiland and Ritchie for free. We want to help you get back on your feet. We are working remotely mostly but are always available.

Also, join us on NBC 15 LawCall here in Mobile every Sunday night at 10:30 right after the news. We will take your calls live. This week is the last of our full shows before our fall break. We will continue to have a 5-minute segment for the rest of the year and a live call-in segment every Monday on NBC 15 at around lunchtime.

Allen Ritchie

Alabama Personal Injury Lawyer