Connecticut Auto Fatality Statistics
In a report recently issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it was indicated that the U.S auto accident statistics from 2012 have shown a significant increase in the number of traffic fatalities from the previous year.
While distracted driving is a common occurrence in terms of the cause of many auto accident, heavy traffic and driver negligence have also been recorded as other noteworthy contributors to the rising number of auto fatalities across the country.
In Connecticut, and more specifically, Milford and it’s surrounding areas, it has been acknowledged that heavy traffic commonly leads to an increased level of auto collisions and as more and more motorists enter the roads and highways, the likelihood of a crash increases greatly.
In fact, studies have shown that due to an unusually warm winter this past year, these types of conditions have typically led to our roads and highways being much more congested when compared to previous winter seasons. This is largely attributed to many families being inclined to travel in vehicles when it’s when it’s warm, as opposed to using alternatives modes of transport.
With this in mind, if you or someone you love has sustained injuries due to the negligence of another motorist, we can help. Here at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, our team of Connecticut car accident attorneys have years of combined experience in motor vehicle collision litigation – having helped our clients to achieve the compensation that they deserve.
To find out how we can help you, please complete a Free Case Review to the right.
Common Causes Of Fatal Auto Accidents
According to documents recently released by the NHTSA, in 2010 more than 30,000 motor vehicle fatalities were reported in the United States alone, with many of these deaths being attributed to:
…. with many of these fatalities being largely attributed to the extreme force of impact that the occupant/s experienced during the collision.
It’s important to note that since 1993, the United States has continually average about 41,000 highway deaths each year – regardless of the driver education and vehicle safety standards that are continually put in place by law enforcement and government authorities.
What these numbers indicate is a need to boost driver awareness throughout the country and for drivers to take a greater level of responsibility when behind the wheel.
Fast Facts – U.S Auto Accident Statistics
In an effort to raise education about the current state of traffic and collision in the U.S., take a look at some of the following data:
- The most dangerous time to drive is on Saturday and Sunday from midnight to 3 a.m.
- About 61 percent of fatal crashes involve at least one vehicle
- Last year, over 5 million motor vehicle collisions were reported to the police
- In every age category, men are more likely to suffer from a car accident than women
- 9.6 million vehicles were involved in some kind of crash in 2010
- About 7 percent of all traffic fatalities involve large trucks
These facts and statistics signify the rising problem in the United States. Far too many motorists maintain a casual attitude while operating a motor vehicle – which includes teenagers and other drivers that abuse their privilege to drive on the roads and highways with other vehicles.
Avoiding an Accident
Making one wrong decision while operating a motor vehicle can truly change your life and lives of others forever. Far too many drivers get behind the wheel and take their responsibility lightly. On the contrary, however, motorists are literally responsible for their life and the lives of others. One of the most common driver reactions to auto accidents is “I wish I would have been more careful”.
To avoid an accident, Connecticut motorists must try their best to follow these guidelines:
- Always prepare a “plan b” while driving, know what lanes you can switch into in the event of a collision
- Maintain regular vehicle maintenance checks
- Never use a cell phone or GPS while operating a vehicle
- Obey all traffic signs
- Drive within posted speed limits
- Slow speed during bad weather and heavy traffic
- Always prepare for the worst
- Make decisive actions
Maintaining a constant awareness about driving safety and the best ways to avoid an accident is imperative to making it from point A to point B safely. If you or a loved one has been involved in a traffic collision, you may be entitled to compensation. Speak with a Milford CT car accident lawyer today to discover your options.
Contact Our Car Accident Lawyers Today
Connecticut is a populous state with more and more people choosing to move to towns like Milford, Hartford and Bridgeport every day. As each city within the state grows in population, the roads become more congested and traffic fatalities are likely to ensue.
Here at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we understand the heartache, stress, and frustration that often comes with any traffic collision. Dealing with injuries, insurance companies, and other accident related issues can be overwhelming for most injury victims and their families. We can help.
Having won more MILLIONS in successful verdicts and settlements for our clients, our personal injury attorneys have a shared passion for fighting for the rights of accident victims. We are not satisfied unless you are satisfied. As a result, we work tirelessly to ensure that the case we build is strong and successful.
With our head office located in Hartford, we proudly provide comprehensive legal counsel to injury victims throughout Connecticut, including:
…. and most cities and towns throughout the state.
To find out how we can help you or to set up your FREE initial consultation, contact us today at 1-800-PERKINS(1-203-397-12831-203-397-1283 – outside of Connecticut, call 203-397-1283,) and a member from our intake team will quickly connect you to one of our attorneys that is best suited to handling your specific case.
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