3 Important Car Accident Statistics | Joel H. Schwartz, P.C.
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3 Important Car Accident Statistics

Every day, people throughout the United States are involved in car accidents. Some walk away uninjured. Others require treatment. And unfortunately, some are killed.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute, the number of people killed in car accidents has been declining. Even so, here is a data point to remember: 32,719 people were killed in crashes in 2013.

Here are three additional statistics to consider:

  • Starting in 2008, car accident deaths have been at their lowest level since 1975.
  • Fatality rates per mile traveled has declined rapidly, being cut in half since 1975.
  • Men are more likely than women to die in a motor vehicle accident. This is due to the fact that men drive more miles than women and have the tendency to engage in risky behavior.

If you are injured or a loved one is killed in a car accident, you must learn more about your legal rights. This won’t change what happened, but it could put you in a better place moving forward. Contact us for guidance and advice.

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