Traffic Fatalities on the Rise for 2015

A recent article published by CNN sheds light on some disturbing statistics. According to data provided by the National Safety Council, traffic fatalities are up by 14 percent already in 2015 - making this year possibly the deadliest for motorists since 2007. The Data The…

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An Increase in Traffic Fatalities Nationwide

So far in 2015 there has been a 14 percent increase in traffic-related fatalities. This is the deadliest traffic year since 2007, which is cause for concern. In 2015 there were more than 18,600 motor-vehicle deaths from January to June – compared to a total of 16,400 deaths in the first six months of 2014. The cost of these accident-related deaths and property damage is estimated at $152 billion – which is up by 24 percent from 2014.

What is Causing the Increase in Traffic Deaths?

Unfortunately the increase in the accident fatalities for 2015 is primarily distracted driving. Because drivers are easily distracted on the roads – whether by a smartphone, tablet, or even by their vehicle’s GPS system – they are no longer watching the road ahead. This distraction has led to more accidents and obviously more deaths than years prior. According to the NSC, American drivers are addicted to their devices and they would rather sacrifice their own safety than put their devices down long enough to drive.

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Minor Accidents Have Major Consequences

Minor auto accidents tend to leave people feeling relieved. It is a common misconception that if you walk away feeling okay, there is no need to pursue any legal or medical follow-up. However, it is surprisingly common for injuries from simple fender benders to manifest…

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Help After a Car Accident

Help After a Car Accident The aftermath of a car accident can involve more than vehicle damage and physical injuries. There is the added burden of transportation issues, insurance and legal investigations, and an onslaught of paperwork. During this confusing and emotional time, the process…

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It’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Here at Horn Law Firm, we take distracted driving very seriously. We have seen countless cases involving motorist injury, and death, that was 100% preventable. The Texas Department of Transportation recently released statistics from 2013 showing that 1 in 5 accidents in their state were…


Crash Lawyer Seeks to Make Model Driving City

Kansas City crash lawyer Doug Horn has been handling personal injury and wrongful death cases for more than 20 years. Through this, he has firsthand experience with the repercussions of distracted and dangerous driving. Horn used this experience, and his passion for safe driving to…


Lawmakers Making Missouri Roads Safer

Spring is nearly here and lawmakers have been busy creating laws to make Missouri roads safer. Two major things are currently in the works. Missouri lawmakers seek to make Missouri the 42nd state to completely ban texting and driving, and the Missouri House has laid…