Report: 40,000 traffic fatalities in U.S. for third straight year

Despite a growing focus on traffic safety, it appears that the high rate of car crash deaths did not improve in 2018. Figures show a continuing trend related to fatal accidents that is affecting drivers across Georgia.

According to a recent study by the National Safety Council, the United States topped 40,000 vehicle accident deaths for the third year in a row in 2018. This review of traffic data reflects that 2018 had more than 14 percent more traffic-related deaths than in 2014. If there is a silver lining, it is that fatalities declined 1 percent from 2017. However, that is a small drop considering the total number of fatalities was still above 40,000.

The statistics for wrecks involving serious injuries aren’t any better.

More than 4.5 million Americans were seriously injured in car wrecks last year, which is actually a small increase from the year before. While it is impossible to point to a specific cause, many experts highlight the fact that there are simply more cars on the road now than the previous decade. Additionally, the in-car infotainment options that come standard with modern vehicles far surpass what was available a decade ago. These distractions are often pointed to as a major cause of collisions.

The reality for many drivers is that collisions still happen. If someone is injured in a car wreck by a negligent driver, they may have a claim for damages. These damages could include medical bills, lost wages, property repair bills, and pain and suffering. An attorney with experience in personal injury law can help that driver collect damages caused by a car crash.

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a car crash, we want to help.

Call WIL today to speak with an expert personal injury attorney. Our primary goal is to make sure you recover from your injuries and ensure you are compensated for everything you’ve been through.

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