As a car-loving nation, the United States is home to approximately 253 million cars and trucks. Sometimes, traveling a single city block is inherently hazardous. Although most people associate motor vehicle accidents with car crashes, other types of traffic accidents include motorcycle crashes, semi-truck accidents, and pedestrian accidents.
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), 2015 may be the deadliest year for car accidents since 2007.
Car Accident Statistics
The NSC says 2015 has been a bad year for motorists. The agency’s statistics department released the following information for 2015:
- There have been 2.3 million car accidents involving serious injuries
- 19,000 individuals were killed in car accidents between January and June
- Costs associated with car accidents increased by 24 percent, which translates to $152 billion
Experts point to a few factors as possible causes for the increase in traffic accidents and fatalities. Possible reasons for the higher figures include a better economy and lower gas prices.
Researchers also suggest an increase in the use of smartphones behind the wheel is to blame. According to a 2015 AT&T survey, 70 percent of individual surveyed admitted to using their smartphone while driving. Another 61 percent admit to using social media behind the wheel.
Comprehensive Motor Vehicle Accident Representation
Accidents unfold within a matter of seconds, but their aftermath can linger for years, even a lifetime. Because I have devoted my entire career to representing the injured, I fully understand the life-altering nature of these injuries. I know that accident victims need a broad range of resources to rehabilitate and reclaim their lives. As a result, I consult with a wide network of experts and professionals, including physicians, investigators, accident reconstructionists, and economic professionals, to calculate the full range of damages you need to pay your bills, fully compensate you for all your pain and suffering, and obtain the care you deserve.
People who have been hurt in accidents are often burdened by costly medical bills, depression, and ongoing physical pain. These are some of the most difficult times in their lives. When you’re hurt and discouraged, you need a strong ally in your corner to help you fight back and recover the compensation you deserve.
Brunswick, Georgia Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, it’s important to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Georgia law limits the amount of time in which you can bring a personal injury lawsuit. I can help you identify the responsible parties, conserve important evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and obtain just compensation for the harm you have suffered. You will never pay a fee for an initial consultation, and you owe me nothing unless I obtain compensation on your behalf. Contact my office today at (912) 265-9811 to discuss your case.