According to statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA), the number of people killed in car crashes last
year exceeded 40,000 for the first time in a decade. This increase is
a dramatic reverse from the downtrend in traffic fatalities the country
has witnessed in recent years.
This is a 6% increase compared to 2015. However, motor vehicle fatality
numbers have been creeping upward for at least two years and, unfortunately,
not much action has been taken to combat this alarming spike. If there
is continued failure to take action, it seems the death toll will also
continue to rise.
Motor vehicle injuries also increased. Approximately 4.6 million people
sought medical treatment after crashes, which is an increase of 7% over
2015. The safety council estimated the total cost of deaths, injuries,
and property damage to be about $432.5 billion, which is a 12% increase
Some of the most deadly states in the country, which all witnessed more
than a 20% increase in motor vehicle fatalities included:
- New Mexico
- New Hampshire
In the state of Michigan, it is estimated that over 270,000 car accidents
occur every year. These crashes are too often caused by negligence and
can either lead to fatalities or devastating and life-altering injuries.
If you or someone you love was injured in a
car accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation under the law. The Detroit
personal injury attorneys at Goodman Acker P.C. have been dedicated to
helping victims of car accidents recover compensation for more than 75
years. We understand that being involved in a car accident is a traumatic
event and will fight to achieve justice on your behalf.
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