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Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Statistics often have little meaning and are quickly forgotten. But statistics about fatal auto accidents should be different. Those statistics should be alarming to all of us. Those statistics aren't just numbers; they are people - friends, family members and people we've never met.

Alarming Statistics

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 35,092 people died in auto accidents in 2015 in the United States.  Most of us believe serious injury and death won't happen to us on the highway because we drive carefully, obey the traffic laws, and are able to avoid a collision by driving defensively.  The truth is that serious motor vehicle collisions happen every day.  Even the best and most careful drivers among us can be in a collision because none of us can control the actions of other drivers, some of whom are distracted, fatigued, careless or even reckless.

Proof of Fault is Critical

If you have been injured in an auto accident and you cannot call us, make sure a loved one knows to call Barker Wilson Law Firm immediately so crucial evidence can be collected and preserved before it is lost or destroyed.  If a loved one has been tragically killed in an auto accident, the physical evidence at the scene may be the only proof available that the other driver was at fault.  The professionals at Barker Wilson Law Firm are only a phone call away if the unthinkable occurs.  With decades of experience to guide us, we know how to gather and preserve the crucial evidence that makes all the difference.

Aggressive and Protective

We have represented families in these extremely difficult circumstances for decades; nothing can be taken for granted when the stakes are this high.  Attorneys in these most important cases must represent the interests of their client aggressively and thoroughly, guided by the wisdom of experience.

We have also witnessed the grievous loss our clients suffer when their loved one dies suddenly due to the fault of another.  We make every effort to protect our clients so the legal process does not add unnecessarily to their pain.

Contact Barker Wilson Law Firm

Contact our office to set up a free consultation. We are available to explain your rights and the legal process with no financial obligation on your part.  If we believe we can provide value to you and improve your legal position by undertaking representation, we will put it in writing and provide a written contract for you to consider.  We often work on a contingency fee basis when we represent people who are injured in accidents and families who suffer the loss of a loved one in such a tragedy.

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