Can you imagine a world where traffic deaths simply didn’t happen? Recently, the U.S. government set a goal to achieve just that within the next three decades.
The U.S. Department of Transportation released a plan to promote the widespread use of seat belts and rumble strips, and to reduce the prevalence of distracted and drunken driving in order to achieve this goal.
According to the DOT, the introduction of advanced technologies will also help make it feasible to eliminate traffic deaths and fatalities in the future.
The widespread use of fully autonomous vehicles could eliminate human error, which plays a role in about 95 percent of all traffic accidents, according to the DOT.
The Obama administration and DOT came up with the plan after a 7.2 percent rise in the number of traffic deaths last year.
The National Safety Council released preliminary estimates for the first half of this year and the estimates show that fatalities are up 9 percent so far this year in comparison to the first half of 2015.
Steps to take after a fatal accident
The sudden death of a loved one in a traffic accident causes great pain for the survivors. Even months after the accident, family members often struggle to imagine how they can move past this major tragedy. The loss of a loved one can change life forever.
Lawyers don’t have the ability to take away the anguish and pain that family members and friends feel after the sudden loss of a loved one in a traffic accident. However, an experienced attorney can help family members move forward after a fatal accident caused by negligence.
Families count on the attorneys at Tauzin & Lorio, Attorneys at Law to help them recover financially from what they have been through, as well as find justice and closure. Our attorneys interview witnesses and law enforcement officials, conduct investigations, and negotiate insurance coverage.
Speak to our attorneys here at Tauzin & Lorio, Attorneys at Law for more information about the legal steps you can take after wrongful death. Don’t hesitate to contact us by calling us at 337-988-7588 to schedule a free consultation.