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Automobile accidents are a serious issue throughout the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that car accidents are one of the three main sources of accidental deaths in the country, cutting short the lives of approximately 30,000 people every year.
Automobile accident statistics from 2018 to 2019 can give you a little perspective into what these numbers actually mean.
Why Are Current Statistics a Few years Old?
Millions of car accidents take place every year in the United States. This makes the collection and analysis of crash data is an enormous job. With the huge amount of data that gets reviewed and cross-referenced, analysts typically do not disclose their conclusions until at least a year after the accumulated data has been studied.
Keeping in mind this unavoidable delay, many of the statistics you see concerning Florida car accidents are from 2018 or earlier. Although they are several years old, these documented data sets are helpful in understanding the ubiquitousness and the seriousness of car accidents.
Florida Fatal Car Accident Statistics (2018):
- 2,915 can accidents happened, causing 3,133 deaths
- Florida has one of the highest per-capita fatality rates at 14.7 fatalities per 100,000 residents
- Motorcycle riders account for 18% of all vehicular deaths
- Pedestrians make up around 22% of all crash fatalities
- 52% of all fatal Florida car accidents were single-vehicle
- More than 700 victims were people who were not properly restrained when their crash occurred
- 60% of all fatalities took place on suburban streets and in neighborhoods
Defensive Driving Decreases Fatal Crash Rates
To help lower Florida’s fatal car accident rate, every driver has to make consistent, daily efforts to drive more defensively and cautiously. Responsible motorists never drive after they have been drinking or allow their friends to do so.
Other common dangerous driving behaviors to avoid include texting or making phone calls while driving, and when you are drowsy. Limiting how much you are chatting with the passengers in your car will keep your focus on the road. Obey the posted speed limit and follow the rules of the road. Remembering this fundamental and, frankly, obvious advice can help you avoid a serious accident.
As with every kind of personal injury case, the endless number of variables makes your claim unique. Someone with a case that sounds very similar to yours could end up with a very different outcome than what you should expect. This is just one of the many reasons why hiring a skilled attorney is beneficial to your Florida personal injury claim.
Your attorney will know the most thorough and efficient way of collecting vital evidence that proves you were not at fault for the accident. Establishing this fact is essential to the success of your Tampa personal injury case.
If you have sustained injuries during any kind of accident that was caused by another person’s negligence or carelessness, there is evidence out there that will substantiate your claim. A reputable personal injury attorney from Fulgencio Law will be able to help you. Call us at (813) 463-0123 to schedule your free Tampa personal injury consultation today.