For over 30 years, the lawyers at Dalton & Associates, P.A. have served motor vehicle accident victims in and around Delaware.
Through aggressive representation and excellent personal service to our clients, we have grown to be highly regarded in our field. We currently have cases in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding service to each client. In return, we have earned an excellent reputation in the legal community and from prior clients. Motor vehicle accident injuries vary dramatically from minor strains and sprains to more serious injuries including herniated disks and nerve impingement in the neck and back, fractures, brain injuries, paralysis and death. At Dalton & Associates, P.A., we recognize that these injuries often change our clients’ lives forever. As a result, we provide personalized and caring representation, while zealously fighting for our clients at every stage of their cases, up to and including trial. Victims of automobile, motorcycle, truck and bus crashes hire Dalton & Associates, P.A. because they know we will thoroughly investigate every case. We employ a team of attorneys, paralegals and investigators knowledgeable about every aspect of motor vehicle accidents. We also understand that our clients have suffered serious, at times catastrophic, injuries and they need a law office that will stand up to the insurance companies and guide them and their families through the often complicated maze of medical treatment, and mounting medical bills that they face.
Automobile Injury Statistics are quite staggering:
USDOT Releases 2016 Fatal Traffic Crash Data
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today released fatal traffic crash data for calendar year 2016. According to NHTSA data, which was collected from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 37,461 lives were lost on U.S. roads in 2016, an increase of 5.6 percent from calendar year 2015.
The number of vehicle miles traveled on U.S. roads in 2016 increased by 2.2 percent, and resulted in a fatality rate of 1.18 deaths per 100 million VMT – a 2.6-percent increase from the previous year.
NHTSA found that distracted driving and drowsy driving fatalities declined, while deaths related to other reckless behaviors – including speeding, alcohol impairment, and not wearing seat belts – continued to increase. Motorcyclist and pedestrian deaths accounted for more than a third of the year-to-year increase.
The 2016 national data shows that:
Distraction-related deaths (3,450 fatalities) decreased by 2.2 percent;
Drowsy-driving deaths (803 fatalities) decreased by 3.5 percent;
Drunk-driving deaths (10,497 fatalities) increased by 1.7 percent;
Speeding-related deaths (10,111 fatalities) increased by 4.0 percent;
Unbelted deaths (10,428 fatalities) increased by 4.6 percent;
Motorcyclist deaths (5,286 fatalities – the largest number of motorcyclist fatalities since 2008) increased by 5.1 percent;
Pedestrian deaths (5,987 fatalities – the highest number since 1990) increased by 9.0 percent; and
Bicyclist deaths (840 fatalities – the highest number since 1991) increased by 1.3 percent.
NHTSA continues to work closely with its state and local partners, law enforcement agencies, and the more than 350 members of the Road to Zero Coalition to help address the human choices that are linked to 94 percent of serious crashes. NHTSA also continues to promote vehicle technologies that hold the potential to reduce the number of crashes and save thousands of lives every year, and may eventually help reduce or eliminate human error and the mistakes that drivers make behind the wheel.
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2016 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview
When you need a lawyer who will exhaustively investigate your motor vehicle accident and injury and make sure that every responsible party is held accountable, contact Dalton & Associates, P.A.
Product Liability Litigation:
Defective or dangerous products cause thousands of serious injuries each year. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are 300-350 product recalls each year, including automobile parts, tires, household goods, tools, safety equipment, toys, and medical devices.
A Plaintiff in a product liability case must prove that the product causing injury was defectively designed, manufactured, and/or labeled improperly with insufficient safety warnings or instructions.
We currently represent individuals who were injured due to the following unsafe products:
- Transvaginal Mesh Products;
- Defective Hip Implantation Devices;
- Exploding Batteries;
- Asbestos - for more information, visit www.weitzlux.com.
The experienced product liability lawyers at Dalton & Associates, P.A. will aggressively represent you in these often complex matters that are challenged by large corporations that manufacture these dangerous products. Contact us today for a free consultation.