Latest Accident Facts And Statistics 

Accident Facts And Statistics

Thirty-five Latest Motor Vehicle Accident Facts And Statistics 

Driving is a satisfactory way to relax. What makes driving exciting and fun is the opportunity to explore locations and discover fresh sights and sounds. However, small mistakes like a lack of concentration or a miscalculation while driving can lead to devastating accidents. Motor vehicle accidents have profound financial, legal, and physical consequences. 

The following facts and statistics are to help you drive safely and avoid getting into accidents: 

1. On average, there are over six million passenger car accidents in the U.S. every year. 

2. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a car accident occurs every thirteen minutes in the country. 

3. There were 117 fatal accidents per day in 2022. 

4. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of one and fifty-four. 

5. Motor vehicle crashes are the number one leading cause of death for people aged thirteen to nineteen.

6. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), seven teenagers die in car crashes every day.

7. According to the CDC, automobile crashes injure more than 250,000 teens each year. 

8. The estimated total cost of car crashes in 2020 was $474 billion. 

9. The average cost of a car accident is $9,500 in medical expenses, lost work time, and property damage. 

10. On average, a driver will see a thirty-four percent to forty-one percent increase in their insurance premium through a policy surcharge following an at-fault accident.

11. There were 5.4 million medically consulted injuries in motor-vehicle incidents 2021. 

12. Crashes result in six percent fatalities, twenty-seven percent non-fatality injuries, and seventy-two percent property damage. 

13. Motorcyclists made up fourteen percent of car accident fatalities in 2022. 

14. On average, one pedestrian dies from a car crash every eighty-eight minutes in the U.S. 

15. Over fifty percent of car accidents happen within five miles of your home.

16. If you talk on the phone while driving, you increase your chances of getting into a car accident by 400%.

17. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA, nearly one-third of all road vehicle accidents result from speeding. 

18. According to NHTSA data, about twenty-eight people in the country die in drunk-driving car crashes each day.

19. Alcohol, drugs, or medication account for ten percent of fatal crashes. 

20. According to a Forbes Advisor’s analysis, a DUI conviction can cause your car insurance rates to increase by an average of sixty-seven percent. 

21. Failure to stay in the right lane and yield the right of way contributes to about fourteen percent of fatal crashes. 

22. Distracted driving claims eight lives per day (roughly 3,500 per year) 

23. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) reports that about 22% of the six million crashes in the U.S. every year are weather-related. 

24. In multiple-vehicle crashes involving a passenger vehicle and a large truck, the passenger vehicles’ occupants die 96% of the time. 

25. There were 523,796 large truck accidents in 2021. 

26. Rural areas are high-risk locations for truck accidents.

27. Speeding is the leading cause of fatal truck crashes. 

28. Driver impairment and inattention are the second most common causes of fatal significant truck accidents

29. 26.6% of deadly significant truck accidents are at an intersection or intersection-related. 

30. The largest-ever settlement in an 18-wheeler crash is $150 million.

31. Wearing a seat belt reduces the risk of death by forty-five percent if you’re in the front seat. However, one in seven people does not wear a seatbelt while driving.

32. Texas is one of the riskiest states for all types of crashes. Texas had the highest number of fatal large truck accidents in 2020. 

33. Texas has the most total lane miles in the country: 654,923 miles. There were 4,496 fatal car crashes in The Lone Star State in 2022. 

34. Nearly half (48%) of all fatal crashes in Texas involve alcohol.

35. Texas has the highest number of men involved in car accidents in the U.S. 

Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers: Nationwide Car Accident Attorneys Enhancing Your Legal Position

Following an accident, you may ask yourself, “Do I need a car accident lawyer?”

Statistics reveal that an accident victim with legal representation receives more compensation than those without a lawyer.

A motor vehicle accident lawyer investigates your accident to gather evidence and determine liability, evaluates the full extent of your damages, communicates with the at-fault party’s insurance company, negotiates a fair and just settlement, and takes your case to trial in court if necessary.

The goal of your car accident lawyer is to help you and your family recover maximum compensation after an accident. 

The primary concern of insurers is their profitability. They aim to collect as much as possible in premiums while paying out as little as possible to resolve claims.

Your car accident attorney communicates with insurance adjusters and lawyers on your behalf, only revealing to them what’s necessary for processing your claim. 

Nationwide car accident attorney Bart Bernard has spent decades fighting for the rights of Americans who have suffered injuries in car accidents and other personal tragedies.

A motor vehicle accident anywhere in the country should not affect your insurance claim. Most auto insurance policies cover policyholders traveling in any of the states or territories in the country. 

You can file a car accident lawsuit in the state where the accident happened or where the defendant resides.

If a Texas driver hits you in Louisiana, you can file a suit in Texas or Louisiana.

Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers are licensed to practice in Louisiana and Texas and have an office in Lafayette and Houston.

Contact our nationwide personal injury law firm to schedule your free consultation (888) GET-BART. 

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