If you follow the automotive industry, then you might think that the implementation of new technologies has made driving significantly safer. While that might be true for some drivers on a case-by-case basis, statistics on a broader scale illustrate otherwise.
In fact, recently released data shows that fatal car accidents have consistently risen from 2018 to 2022, increasing from 36,835 to 42,795 in that time period. That equates to about 114 deadly car accident each day.
What about other accidents?
The number of people killed in car accidents is nothing short of tragic. Yet, these fatalities only make up about 1% of all car wrecks each year. For example, although there were approximately 40,000 accident fatalities in 2021, there were more than 6,000,000 reported accidents.
Of course, this shines a light on another issue: the number of people injured in car accidents. Millions of people are injured in these wrecks each year. Their injuries can run the gamut of severity, too. Some are fortunate enough to escape with bumps, bruises, and scrapes, while others are left with traumatic brain injury and spinal cord damage.
What causes these accidents?
There are many contributing factors to these serious car accidents. Speed is one especially dangerous factor, as it can drastically increase crash energy, thereby oftentimes resulting in more serious injuries and death. Distraction, intoxication, and fatigue can also play a role in these devastating wrecks.
What to do if you’ve been impacted
If you or your family have been impacted by an injurious or fatal car accident, then you might want to consider taking legal action against the person who caused the wreck. By doing so, you could obtain accountability and recover the compensation that you need to get by. Also, a successful personal injury lawsuit might give you a sense of closure that you need.