Automobile accidents are the nation’s leading cause of injury and non-disease-related death. While life saving technology is now a standard feature on most vehicles, serious accidents and injuries still occur. Here are some U.S. national car crash statistics for 2014:
- An estimated 2.3 million people were injured in motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. (Insurance Information Institute, Inc.)
- There were 29,989 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. in which 32,675 deaths occurred. (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)
In Florida, the accident and death rates are higher than the national average. Data from the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles shows that:
- There were 344,170 Florida traffic crashes in 2014. (Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles)
- Florida traffic deaths in 2015 totaled 2,939. This is an increase of 17% from 2014. (Insurance Information Institute, Inc.)
There’s a myriad of reasons why crashes happen. Sadly, when serious accidents occur they are sometimes the result of someone else’s negligence. This leaves the victims of serious car crashes and their families facing life-altering events that challenge them physically, emotionally, and financially.
Thankfully, victims can seek compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, future losses, and, in the worst cases, punitive damages for their suffering through the legal system. If you were involved in a serious car accident, it’s important to consult a Florida car crash attorney with experience and success handling cases like yours.
For four decades, Babbitt & Johnson P.A. has been helping clients to recover the justice they deserve. Contact us for a free evaluation of your case to find out what your legal options are.
Cases are handled on a contingency basis meaning you won’t be charged any attorney fees unless we win.