The people who are killed or injured in crashes are not the only victims. Their families and loved ones, their communities, the people who helped at the scene and after… they will all remember the day of the crash as the day their lives changed forever.
Southfield, MI (PRWEB) November 15, 2013
Sunday, November 17, is the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, and Attorney Jason Waechter wants to remind all of us to do our part to make the roads safer.
“Traffic crashes are devastating and traumatic for the victims and their loved ones,” says Waechter. “We need to try harder to make the roads safer.” Waechter, who is known as The Motorcycle Lawyer, thinks everyone needs to be especially aware and on the lookout for motorcycles on the roads.
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is a day to mourn and remember those killed or injured in road crashes and to reach out to the families and communities of road crash victims. It is also a day to pay tribute to the first responders, medical staff, and heroic good Samaritans who try to help when a crash occurs and after. Millions of people are directly affected by road traffic crashes every year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) estimated that more than 34,000 people were killed in road crashes in 2012. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) estimated that the number of motorcyclists killed in road crashes in 2012 was about 5,000, or about one seventh of the total number of deaths for that year.
“Our condolences go out to all road-crash victims and their families, and we want to thank the people who offer their help and support after a crash,” says Waechter. “We have helped so many motorcyclists and their families in the last 20 years, and we know that the people who are killed or injured in crashes are not the only victims. Their families and loved ones, their communities, the people who helped at the scene and after… they will all remember the day of the crash as the day their lives changed forever.”
Tell us your story
In honor of the World day of Remembrance, Waechter is asking crash victims, families, and friends to share their stories and tributes on his Facebook page and his blog. “We want to hear your stories,” says Waechter. “Whether you want to share a memory of a crash victim or thank a hero who helped after the crash, we want to hear from you.”
Jason Waechter has spent two decades cementing his reputation for results. Over the years, he has specialized his practice to motorcycle accidents, and is known as The Motorcycle Lawyer by fellow bikers. Jason has won millions for auto accident victims and contributed significantly to safety education and accident prevention. He has entrenched himself as one of the nation's premier lawyers, recently being named to the Michigan Super Lawyers and Michigan's Best Lawyers.