If you have been involved in an accident with an elderly person who is aged 65 or older, or if you are an elderly driver in this age range who has been in an accident or are close to one who was, there is a good chance that you could benefit from an experienced elderly driver accident attorney.
With advancements in medicine, diet, and improved lifestyles, people are living longer and longer lives and feeling better than the generations before them. One of the positive sides of people living longer and more active lives is just that- they are living longer and have longer, more fulfilling and active years. A drawback of this is that while people may feel great as they get on in years, the reality is that our cognitive abilities, reflexes, hearing, vision, and energy levels change for the worse as we get older.
If you are close to an elderly driver who has been in an accident- or if you or someone you love was hurt in an accident involving an elderly driver- or if someone you were close to was killed in an accident involving an elderly driver- a knowledgeable and successful elderly driver accident attorney who has helped people like you before, can start to try to help you once you get in contact with them. For a top rated elderly driver car accident lawyer, contact Cohen & Cohen, P.C. 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Accidents with Senior Drivers
In the year 2015, 14 million Americans were involved in accidents with senior drivers. To be more specific, this means that it is estimated that 14 million Americans aged 18 – 64 were involved in accidents caused by drivers aged 65 and over. This is one of the reasons that so many people today are looking for a reputable elderly driver accident attorney.
Seniors often self-regulate and choose to behave more cautiously as they grow older. It is common for people over 65 to decide to drive only during daylight hours and/or only short distances in familiar territory. Even though there are many seniors with their faculties about them who are doing the right thing, they still get into a disproportionate number of accidents compared to other categories of drivers. If you are a senior who is responsible and careful about your safety and the safety of others yet you have gotten into a car accident, it may ease your mind to talk to an elderly driver accident attorney who will be with you throughout the process of dealing with your accident.
No matter how careful an older driver is, the reality is that Baby Boomers reaching retirement age will triple the number of drivers over the age of 70 in the next 20 years. According to projections by the U.S. Census Bureau, in 15 years 9.6 million people will be aged 85 and older. If current trends continue, more and more older people will be involved in more and more accidents as time goes on.
If you or someone you care about was in an accident with someone who is over the age of 65- or if you have been in an accident and are over the age of 65, or close to someone who is- there can be many benefits to talking to a knowledgeable and experienced elderly driver accident attorney who has successfully helped people in situations similar to yours.