Unfortunately, thousands of injuries and deaths occur on the highways every year. The car, motorcycle, and truck accident attorneys at Warren & Simpson, P.C., are often called upon to investigate collisions involving two or more motor vehicles to determine whether our clients were injured due to the fault of another driver. Our attorneys are well educated in all aspects of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
More than 3 million people are injured each year in the United States due to car accidents, with more than 2 million of these injuries being permanent.
There are in excess of 40,000 deaths every year in the United States due to car accidents. Although this is a very high number by itself, some heart can be taken in the fact that statistics show that car accident fatalities have been on a downward trend in recent years.
The majority of car accidents could be avoided if only the drivers would drive more responsibly. About 40% of car accident fatalities are due to a drunk driver. About 30% of the car accident fatalities are attributed to driving above the speed limit.
Every 12 minutes, one person dies because of a car accident. Every 14 seconds, a car accident results in an injured victim.