Car Accident Statistics

Car Accident Statistics

May 2, 2019 – Although Distracted Driving Awareness Month officially ended Tuesday, we feel no shame in reminding our clients that attentiveness behind the wheel and vigilance in carrying out driving responsibilities should never take a vacation.

Thus, our belated post on the topic.

If we had our way, however, the U.S. Department of Transportation would change it to Distracted Driving Awareness Century.

One of the best sites we’ve found to highlight our driving habits and the human cost that comes with our reliance on two-or-more-wheeled motorized transportation is (click the link):

100+ Car Accident Statistic for 2019

The site provides verifiable, irrefutable statistics reminding us of our duty to our fellow travelers and of the potential consequences when our attention spans lapse.

On the positive side: 89.7% of the public now use seat belts. (Fact #93)

Among the negative statistics: 1.3 million people die each year from car accident fatalities. (Fact #1)

Economically, car accidents in the United States cost an estimated $242 billion (Fact #101) with private insurers paying about half of those costs (Fact #105).

Those of us who work in the personal injury litigation and insurance claims resolution fields are all too familiar with the physical, emotional, and financial tolls car accidents have on lives.

Fortunately, not all car accidents lead to serious injury or death, but for those who survive and need help, insurance settlements proceeds can help many of them return to normal, if compromised, lives.

Those opting to accept their funds via a structured settlement take comfort in knowing their financial futures are secured.

I hope you appreciate these statistics as much as I did.

Safe driving all.

Today, and every day.

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