COVID-19 to Blame for Spike in Reckless Driving

According to recent statistics, incidents of reckless driving have surged since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Specifically, the amount of auto-pedestrian accidents involving fatalities in the United States has spiked. Auto-pedestrian accidents are incidents in which automobiles collide with pedestrians.

At the outset of the pandemic, experts were optimistic that the number of fatal accidents would decrease because people were quarantining and traveling less. However, the opposite happened, shocking experts, as this spike constitutes a reversal in the decades-long trend of declining traffic fatalities.

States across the country have cited a wide range of COVID-19 related factors for the auto-pedestrian spike, such as higher anxiety levels, lack of social contact, heavy pandemic drinking, and a general lack of civility characteristic of COVID-19 era Americans.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an auto-pedestrian accident, call the law firm of Abraham Watkins today. It is imperative that you find a law firm to manage your claim as soon as possible following an injury or death of a family member. Further, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases to ensure that the responsible parties are held fully accountable.

The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz, & Stogner is the longest-standing personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-222-7211 or 1-800-594-4884 for your free consultation.