Deadly Car Accidents in Florida
36,096 people lost their lives in motor car crashes on US roads in 2019, according to NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This is a decrease of 2% from the 36,835 deaths in 2018 or a reduction of 739 fatalities.
In 2019, around 2.74 people were injured on US roads, which represents a 1.1% increase in the 2.71 million injuries in 2018. With police-reported crashes, the numbers increased from an estimated 6.74 million in 2018 to 6.76 million in 2019, representing an increase of 0.3%.
The most common harmful crashes resulting in fatal, injury, and property damage only events involved collisions with another vehicle, while 57% of fatal collisions involved just one vehicle. Only 16% of all crashes involved non-collisions and collisions with fixed objects, with these accounting for 37% of crash fatalities.
28% of all fatal collisions involved alcohol impairment, with the highest BAC among those involved in the collision being .08g/dl, or higher. Alcohol impairment was involved in 55 fatal collisions that occurred between 12 midnight and 2.59 in the morning,
Motor vehicle accidents in 2019 that involved light trucks and passenger vehicles, represented 94% of the 12.1 crashes.
Large trucks involved in collisions represented 9.8% of all vehicles involved in fatal road accidents. Property damage only crashes represented 4.8% of accidents, and 3.3% were vehicles involved in injury collisions. 5,005 large trucks were involved in fatal collisions, with 65.8 of those being combination trucks.
The highest proportion (22.7%) of fatal crashes with fixed objects, were those involving motorcycles, with the lowest proportion (4.2%) being large trucks.
Vehicle drivers were affected the most in traffic collisions, with 68% of them being killed or injured in accidents, followed by passengers at 24%, motorcycle riders at 3%, pedestrians at 3% bicycle riders at 2%.
Age-related car crashes
Both the highest injury and fatality rates involved people between the ages of 21 and 24 — per 100,000 of the population, with children aged 5 to 9 having the lowest fatality rate, and children younger than 5 having the lowest injury rate, also per100,000 of the population
Females accounted for fewer fatalities than males, per 100,000 of the population, except in the cases of children under 5 and those aged between 5 and 9. Injuries involved more females than males, except for children younger than 5, those aged from 5 to 9, people aged between 55 and 64 years of age, those aged between 65 and 74, as well as people older than 74.
Car accidents by state
There was a decrease of 2% in fatal traffic accidents between 2018 and 2019 for the entire country. Thirty-six US states, as well as Puerto Rico, had between 1% and 31% fewer fatalities.
The country’s pedestrian fatality rate was 1.89 per 100,000 population, with New Mexico, at 3,96 being the highest, and Vermont, at 0.48 being the lowest.
In 2019, pedal cyclists made up 2.3% of fatal traffic accidents. According to reports, there were no pedal cyclist traffic deaths in Wyoming, Vermont, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.
More than 30 states brought primary seat belt regulations into effect in 2019, and secondary seat belt regulations in 15 states. There is only one state, namely New Hampshire, that has no seat belt regulations for adults.
However, laws requiring children of younger ages requiring safety seats, are in effect in all 50 states in the country.
In 2019, 3,183 people died in car accidents in Florida, which represents 8.82% of the total deaths for that year.
What should you do if you are involved in a car crash?
If you are involved in a car accident, it is important that you contact an experience car accident lawyer immediately, who will have all the answers to your questions regarding the legal procedures, medical bills, compensation, and so forth.
Being an expert in the field, he/she will assist in the investigations surrounding the collision, to determine who caused the crash and who is responsible. A Lawyer will also examine all the accident-related reports, talk to any witnesses, and any other evidence to determine collision fault. He/she will also make sure that all deadlines are met, including any notice requirements for claims against the state.
There is usually more than one driver involved in collisions where drunk driving is involved, which means that there could be several insurance companies involved. Our team of experienced, dedicated attorneys will negotiate with all parties concerned, as well as their respective insurance companies on your behalf. Our main aim throughout this procedure will be to come to a settlement agreement without having to attend an actual trial.
If they are unable to come to an agreement where you get the compensation you deserve, then they will pursue the matter in court, for your financial recovery.
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