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Startling Jump in Auto Accidents Bodes Poorly for Road Safety

Woman sitting on the floor on the phone with hand over faceThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released some figures about the 2015 year, and the figures indicate that car accidents are becoming more common and that innocent people are paying the price for it. The data shows that in 2015, roughly 96 people died every day as a result of car accidents. Additionally, about 6,700 people were injured every day as a result of car accidents in 2015.

The data also shows an alarming jump in the total number of fatalities in 2015. 35,092 died in car accidents that year, marking a 7.2 percent increase in car accident fatalities from 2014 to 2015. That 7.2 percent increase is the largest in a half-century.

As if all of this wasn’t enough, there was another figure that caught our eye: motor vehicle accidents were the leading cause of death for people aged 11 and aged 16-24. Young people are being put at risk because car accidents are becoming more fatal, or that more are happening.

The implications here are huge, but the response is likely the same. People will get hurt and accidents will keep happening, and all the victims can do is prepare themselves for the aftermath by talking with an experienced personal injury attorney.

With legal counsel on your side, you can pursue a lawsuit that could hold the at-fault driver responsible for his or her actions. The medical bills associated with car accidents are often immense, and a lawsuit could earn you the compensation you need to deal with these unfortunate costs.

Source: iii.org, “Auto Crashes,” Accessed July 24, 2017
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