Motor Vehicle Injuries

Every day thousands of people are hurt or killed in
motor vehicle related accidents. The economic impact of motor vehicle accidents
is also noteworthy. According to CDC statistics, the lifetime cost of
crash-related deaths and injuries among drivers in 2005 was estimated at $70
billion.

In the United States…

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Every 16 minutes,
someone dies in a motor vehicle crash on U.S. roads.

·        
Motor vehicle
crashes are the leading causes of death in the first three decades of
Americans’ lives.3

·        
Every day, eight
teens die in a crash.

·        
In one year alone,
motor vehicle crashes cost Americans $99 billion in medical care,
rehabilitation, and lost wages.

According to the CDC, there are several preventative measure that can
significantly reduce these statistics.

Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention

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The most comprehensive graduated drivers licensing
programs are associated with reductions of 38% and 40% in fatal and injury
crashes, respectively, among 16-year-old drivers.

 

·        
If all adult drivers in the U.S. had a blood alcohol
concentration less than the illegal threshold (0.08%), 6,800 lives would have
been saved in 2011.

 

·        
In 2011, seat belts and child safety seats saved more
than 12,000 lives.

The consequences of injuries from motor vehicle
accidents can be staggering. Injuries often have physical, emotional and
financial consequences that can have a detrimental impact of individuals,
families and businesses. Unfortunately, many people don’t have a full
understanding or appreciation of  the full
impact of a motor vehicle accident until it happens to them. Insurance
companies often portray victims of motor vehicle accidents as opportunists who
are looking for a payout, which is exactly what they want the general public to
believe. In reality, insurance companies make huge profits off of denying or
delaying payment of meritorious claims.

Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury, Uncategorized, wrongful death

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