63 traffic accidents every day in Hampton Roads, which is fewer than last year. An explanation for this may be that travel has decreased 3.5% since 2006. Improvements to the highway including rumble strips, along with anti-lock brakes also have contributed to fewer wrecks. The rate of auto accidents have lowered 27% in Virignia since 2004, and nationally it has decreased 14%. 121 people died in wrecks last year in Hampton Roads, representing the fewest in a decade. The roads with the largest reduction in accidents over the past decade is Portsmouth. According to news reports, the most common behavior leading to crashes was following too closely, followed by distracted driving.
As a car accident lawyer, I hope drivers remain safe on the roads in Hampton Roads. My thoughts are with those who were harmed. If you or a loved one were hurt in an auto accident, discuss your case with a Baltimore personal injury attorney who can evaluate your claim, assess your case, help defend your rights, and answer any legal questions you have concerning your case. A personal injury lawyer can help guide you through the legal processes associated with your case in order to help ensure the best possible outcome.