Washington Personal Injury Lawyer, Jason Epstein, Discusses The Increasing Safety of Senior Drivers

Jason Epstein, Washington Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyer and Founder of Straight Talk Law, recently wrote an article discussing the decrease in senior auto accidents.

Seattle, Wash. – August 2, 2010 – Jason Epstein, Washington personal injury and auto accident lawyer, recently wrote a piece for his website, http://www.StraightTalkLaw.com, titled “Senior Drivers: Safer Than Ever.”  The article highlights a study at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety that the rate of senior car accidents has actually gone down in the last decade.

According to the study, among drivers 70 and older, the total number of car accidents dropped 37 percent. For drivers 80 and older, the decline was even more dramatic – there were almost half as many accidents as in the previous decade. In contrast, the car accident rate for drivers 35-54 dropped only 23 percent.

“While there’s no hard evidence to suggest why seniors are driving more safely, the Institute believes it may be because they’re policing themselves more wisely. The ones who need to either limit or stop their driving altogether, may be doing it on their own. There are also many new state licensing policies that are stricter on checking the abilities of the elderly,” remarked Epstein.

“The other good news? The odds of an older person surviving a crash have also improved. Researchers calculated that a driver 70 and older is around three times as likely as someone 35-54 years old to sustain a fatal personal injury in a car accident. Again, this was another unexpected statistic to the authors of the study who expected much more negative news in terms of personal injury and wrongful death in senior car accidents,” wrote Epstein.

Jason Epstein founded Straight Talk Law to provide a series of legal guides meant to empower accident victims and those looking for a lawyer.  Straight Talk Law prides itself on providing the unfiltered truth about lawyer advertising, an informative website and blog, a new way to practice law where the lawyer communicates pertinent information directly to the client in an easy-to-understand way, and a law practice where lawyers share information with those who need it, and work on their clients’ case in an open, easy to understand way through effective communication.

The complete article can be found at http://www.straighttalklaw.com/articles/straight-talk-law-seattle-washington-personal-injury-lawyer-jason-epstein-on-senior-drivers-safer-than-ever.php

To learn more about Jason Epstein and Straight Talk Law, please visit http://www.StraightTalkLaw.com

About Jason Epstein and Straight Talk Law:

Jason Epstein joined Premier Law Group as a partner in 2007. Jason is a litigator handling all types of personal injury cases with an emphasis on serious plaintiff’s personal injury and insurance coverage.  Jason is a member of the Washington State Association for Justice and serves within its leadership. Jason often speaks at CLEs and serves as an arbitrator for both private and mandatory arbitration matters.

Jason attended Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming.  The month long program is dedicated to training lawyers who represent injured people. Jason completed a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the Strauss Institute of Dispute Resolution and the Trial Advocacy program through the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Jason has been dedicated to representing injured people since 1999.

Jason Epstein has been representing individuals against insurance companies and large corporations since 2001. He limits his practice to personal injury and wrongful death cases including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, or other serious and catastrophic injuries. Hopefully you have already visited StraightTalkLaw.com. This website is loaded with tons of information, and is constantly updated to keep you informed of recent developments. You can also stay up to date by following the blogs, which are linked to StraightTalkLaw.com

Jason understands that providing the best legal representation to his clients, means limiting the number of cases he accepts. He takes fewer cases so he has more time for you. By limiting his caseload, Mr. Epstein is able to give each client and each case the time and attention that they deserve. If you would like to see if your case qualifies for Mr. Epstein to represent you, please contact us through StraightTalkLaw.com, request one or more of Jason’s books, or call us toll free at (888) 333-1873.

A Seattle native, Jason received his B.A. in Philosophy from USC, and his J.D. from Pepperdine University. Mr. Epstein lives in Renton with his wife and two sons. In his spare time, Mr. Epstein enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.

To learn more about Straight Talk Law, please visit http://www.StraightTalkLaw.com

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