How to Stay Safe While Driving in Wyoming
Driving is a hazardous activity regardless of the State. We previously noted that Wyoming ranks 15th in the nation for alcohol-related fatal car accidents. There were over fourteen thousand (14,000) car crashes in Wyoming in 2019, and there were 120 deaths attributed to automobile accidents in 2020. The top three causes of a Wyoming auto accident injury are distracted driving, driver fatigue, and drunk driving. Distracted driving can include texting while driving, talking on the phone, being distracted by other passengers in the car, or even eating while driving. Many injuries result from a negligent act by a driver.
Those injured by the careless actions of another are entitled to compensation. We encourage anyone who has been injured in a car accident to contact Personal Injury Attorney R. Michael Shickich.
There are many ways to protect yourself while driving in Wyoming. Several ways to drive safely include:
- Don’t drink and drive – This one seems obvious and is a leading cause of death in Wyoming car accidents.
- Don’t drive while sleepy or tired – This applies to everyone, but many trucking accidents in Wyoming are caused by fatigued truck drivers.
- Don’t speed—Speeding is one of the leading causes of injuries from automobile accidents throughout the country and in Wyoming.
- Obey all traffic laws—Drive defensively and protect yourself by obeying all Wyoming state and city traffic rules and regulations.
- Maintain your automobile— Proper car maintenance is an essential factor in preventing car wrecks and crashes.
- Always pay attention (Don’t be distracted while driving -- This includes texting or talking on the phone while driving, eating, etc.
- Wear your seatbelt – Seatbelt use drastically reduces fatalities in car accidents.
Wyoming Car Accident Facts
- 1 in 3 crash deaths in the United States involves drunk driving.
- Nearly 1 in 3 crash deaths include speeding.
- In addition to fatalities, more than 2 million people per year are injured in auto accidents.
- There is an auto accident every 33 minutes and about 43 every day.
- Wyoming is ranked third(3rd) in the country as the most dangerous place to drive.
- Wyoming is ranked eleventh (11th) for deaths caused by excessive speeding.
- Fifteen percent (15th) of Wyoming residents admit not regularly wearing seatbelts, just above the national average.
The Most Common Types of Car Accidents in Wyoming
There are many types of car and trucking accidents. The three most common automobile accidents are
- Rear-End Collisions
- Rollover Auto Accidents
- T-Bone Accidents
Your Personal Wyoming Auto Accident Lawyer
Personal Injury Attorney R. Michael Shickich has seen too many auto accidents on Wyoming roads. His law firm has over thirty (30) years of experience practicing law In Casper and throughout the State. Attorney Shickich established the Injury Law Firm centrally in Casper to help families hurt in car accidents throughout the State, including nearby Gillette and Riverton. As a lawyer, Michael has devoted his practice to helping those hurt in personal injury accidents.