Reacting to New Report, Pennsylvania Car Accident Lawyer from Munley, Munley & Cartwright, P.C., Calls for Promoting Safe Driving

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Auto accident attorney Caroline Munley says new NHTSA statistics showing Pennsylvania ranks in the top four nationally for motor vehicle fatalities should spur action against negligent and reckless driving.

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Pennsylvania car accident attorney Caroline Munley

Unfortunately, as our firm has seen through the many cases we’ve handled, too many of these accidents could have been prevented. They are the result of careless driving.

Pennsylvania car accident lawyer Caroline Munley said today that newly released statistics show that the state has to ramp up its efforts to crack down on careless drivers.

Munley, the managing partner of the leading Pennsylvania personal injury firm of Munley, Munley & Cartwright, P.C., referred to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 2011 traffic statistics that were issued earlier this month.

According to the NHTSA, Pennsylvania’s car crash fatalities fell by 2.9 percent in 2011.That was slightly better than the national average of a 1.9 percent decrease.

However, Pennsylvania still ranked fourth nationally for total number of fatal car accidents with 1,286. Only Texas (3,016), California (2,719) and Florida (2,398) ranked higher.

“These numbers reveal that there are far too many deadly car crashes in our state,” said Munley, whose firm has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for Pennsylvania car accident victims and their families through more than four decades in practice.

“Unfortunately, as our firm has seen through the many cases we’ve handled, too many of these accidents could have been prevented. They are the result of careless driving,” she continued. “This means we need to step up our efforts to promote safe driving.”

In every auto accident case it handles, Munley, Munley & Cartwright, P.C., is committed to securing maximum compensation for its clients to help cover the physical, emotional and financial harm they have suffered, Munley said. This includes obtaining funds to pay for their medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.

However, she said, the firm’s mission also includes the promotion of driving safety such as encouraging drivers to always wear seat belts and use child safety seats.

Additionally, the firm is dedicated to raising awareness (especially among teen drivers) about the dangers of negligent and reckless conduct such as drunk driving, drugged driving, distracted driving, drowsy driving, speeding and the growing threat of distracted driving (such as texting while driving or talking on a cell phone behind the wheel).

“As we’ve seen, these are common causes of car accidents that can result in serious injuries and fatalities,” Munley said. “Whether it’s through a verdict or settlement, it’s important to hold careless drivers accountable. It’s also important to heighten public awareness so that these accidents never occur in the first place.

“At Munley, Munley & Cartwright, P.C., we’ll continue to tackle these safety issues head on and stay committed to making Pennsylvania roads safer.”

About Munley, Munley & Cartwright, P.C.

Munley, Munley & Cartwright, P.C., is a Pennsylvania accident and injury law firm that represents car accident victims and their families throughout the state of Pennsylvania and the Northeast. The Pennsylvania personal injury law firm’s additional practice areas include trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, toxic chemicals, workplace injuries, nursing home litigation and other serious accident and injury cases.

Munley, Munley & Cartwright, P.C., has offices throughout Pennsylvania, including Scranton, Stroudsburg, Carbondale, Plains, Hazleton and Hamlin. The firm’s Scranton headquarters are located at Forum Plaza, 227 Penn Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503 (local phone (570) 346-7401). To learn more, call (800) 318-LAW1 or use the firm’s online contact form.

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