According to an online news report published on Forbes.com, there were about 36,000 fatal car crashes in the United States in 2020 and more than 1,500,000 accidents with injuries. Those statistics mean there have been nearly 6,000,000 motor vehicle accidents in one year. Those crash totals have been steadily rising in 2023.
Tragically, the number of accidents caused by intoxicated drivers is terrifying. According to statistics provided in the Forbes articles, 35% of all fatal traffic accidents were caused by impaired driving. Drunk and drugged drivers accounted for about 14,000 traffic fatalities in 2020. 23% of drunk driving accidents involved drivers who had a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .01 or higher transpired during the daytime, and 67% of intoxicated driver crashes happened at night. According to landline.media, Montana leads the country in the number of fatal DUI accidents. 51% of Montana’s fatal accidents are attributed to inebriated driving.
Like drunk driving, speeding causes a high number of fatal crashes throughout the United States. South Carolina leads the nation in the number of speed-related accidents. 46% of deadly car accidents in South Carolina happened due to speeding. Nearly 30% of fatal car accidents in the United States are caused by speeding drivers. More than 11,000 people died in 2020 due to speeding.
We all understand the importance of wearing a seatbelt. Seatbelts do save thousands of lives each year. However, 46% of drivers who were killed in crashes were not buckled up. 47% of passenger deaths were also not wearing a seatbelt.
Car accident statistics also indicate that the time of day impacts the probability of being in an accident. Accident statistics show that traveling at night is deadly. About 35% of all fatal crashes happen between 6:00 PM and midnight. Almost 50% of all fatal car accidents transpire on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Moreover, holidays increase the likelihood of being in an accident. Car accident statistics indicate that the Fourth of July is the deadliest day of the year.
A driver armed with this data can decrease their chances of being injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident. If you or a loved one have been harmed, or if a loved one passed away due to an accident caused by a negligent driver, you or your loved one may be able to receive monetary compensation for your losses. The time is limited to file your injury or wrongful death claim. So, do not delay and contact Parker Waichman LLP to receive a free consultation.
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