Right after New Year’s Eve, the demand for an
auto accident attorney in West Palm Beach and elsewhere in Florida skyrockets. Why? The answer involves a bit of
mathematics. So put on your thinking caps and get your pocket protectors
and calculators ready.
The Psychology and Math of New Year’s Eve Auto Accidents in West
New Year’s Eve is a notoriously dangerous holiday for drivers. Statistics
available at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website
and other reliable sources demonstrate just how deadly New Year’s
driving can be. Along with the 4th of July and Super Bowl Sunday, New
Year’s is often one of the deadliest driving days of the year. The
reason is simple. On New Year’s, more people than average drink,
carouse, and engage in recreational drug use. This incrementally increases
the number of dangerous drivers on the roads.
Curiously, the number of dangerous drivers does not have to increase that
much for accident rates to spike. The Florida traffic system is what’s
known as a Complex Adaptive System (CAS). This means that it’s hard
to tease out linear relationships: we can't easily find the causes
of accidents. For instance, say you increased the number of DUI West Palm
Beach drivers by 5% on New Year’s Eve. You'd expect a linear
increase in accident rates (5% or so). But you might get a massive spike
in accident rates (25%, for instance) …or no increase at all! In
other words, the mathematics is complicated.
What's the takeaway? The mathematics of Florida New Year’s Eve
auto accidents is more complex than you probably realized. Likewise, the
best steps and strategies to follow as an auto accident victim are also
counterintuitive. To that end, you can benefit greatly from talking to
the team here at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb.