Auto Accident Statistics

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The year is 2018. Auto accidents are widespread. Millions are injured or killed each year. One man will take a stance for Justice. That man is Ward T. Berg. Auto Accident Attorney, coming to a courtroom near you.

We wish that this was the introduction to an epic action blockbuster. The truth though is auto accidents are commonplace. They can range from a minor inconvenience to being life-threatening or even fatal. Another important fact is they happen to those who least expect it. The ones that are following the laws of the road and being mindful. Not because they made any form of mistake. Because the other driver made too many mistakes. Don’t take our word on it though. Let’s look at some numbers.

  • Fatalities from auto accidents in the United States topped 40,000 in 2016 and again in 2017.
  • Over 2 million more people are non-fatality injured in auto accidents each year.
  • Car crashes cause the U.S. over 200 billion a year.
  • Impaired Driving Fatalities count for 28% of all auto accident deaths.

Auto accidents are the leading cause of death not related to health problems. They are the third leading cause of death overall. The good news is that car manufacturers are working on new safety features every year. New distractions rise up to challenge them though. As technology advances, we have new things to grab our attention.

Those lay on top of the distractions we face every day. Opening a drink while driving or answering a txt message. Even looking at the radio gives an opening for an auto accident. With so many potential distractions it’s easy to see why auto accidents are such a serious issue.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, contact Ward T. Berg.