Livonia, MI (PRWEB) July 30, 2014
Commenting on a recent news article about the findings of a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute study, Michigan personal injury attorney Gary Bloom of the Law Offices of Gary Bloom, said today there’s room for improvement in reducing fatality rates across the state.
Bloom based his comments on a Detroit Free Press article, “U-M report: D.C. has lowest road fatalities, Michigan ranks in middle,” published July 14. While Michigan accident-related fatalities fell nearly 17 percent between 2005 and 2012, the Free Press reported that 938 people lost their lives in traffic accidents in 2012.
“The fact that our roads are gradually becoming safer is welcome news for drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, pedestrians and others,” Bloom said. “But car accidents still affect the lives of far too many innocent people every day. I’ve worked with many victims and families whose lives were turned upside-down through no fault of their own. Many of the most catastrophic accidents are preventable. They happen because someone chose to speed, drive while impaired or distracted or the driver made other careless choices. Clearly, more work needs to be done to lower accident risks and fatality rates.”
According to the Free Press, researchers measured data based on fatality rates per billion vehicle miles traveled and fatalities per 1,000 people. Michigan ranked in the top third in fatalities per billion vehicle miles traveled at 9.92 and 9.49 fatalities per 1,000 people, according to the report.
Researchers told the Free Press that Michigan made dramatic improvements in each category. According to the Free Press, researcher Michael Sivak of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute said he hopes to conduct further analysis into “causative factors.”
Attorney Bloom said these types of studies can ultimately lead to better highway safety measures in Michigan.
“We do know that safety begins with the driver,” Bloom said. “Human error is behind most accidents. Top factors in car accidents include distracted driving, drunk driving and speeding. It’s critical for drivers to make responsible choices to keep themselves and others out of harm’s way.”
Bloom said he urges car accident victims who were injured by a negligent driver to contact an attorney to discuss their legal options.
About the Law Offices of Gary Bloom
Experienced attorney Gary Bloom operates a small yet highly successful law firm in the Detroit area where he makes the needs of clients his No. 1 priority. Gary Bloom distinguishes his legal practice from big city firms by offering his clients personal attention and care. With over 30 years of experience fighting for the rights of accident victims in Detroit, Livonia, Wayne, Lansing, and Toledo, OH, attorney Gary Bloom has a hard-earned reputation as an aggressive and determined personal injury lawyer who works one-on-one with his clients to build a solid and successful legal strategy. Bloom belongs to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, reserved for lawyers who have successfully obtained verdicts or settlements totaling over $1 million. In addition to handling cases involving car accidents, the Law Offices of Gary Bloom has successfully litigated cases on behalf of people injured by medical malpractice, truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, and other types of accidents caused by somebody else’s negligence.
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