Since the invention of the automobile, car accidents have, unfortunately, become synonymous with driving, and the auto accident statistics are staggering. While there are numerous factors that can lead to a crash, most car accidents result from human error, with causes ranging from distracted or drunk driving, to drivers not obeying safety regulations. At a fundamental level, the sheer volume of drivers on the road implies that eventually accidents are bound to occur; in 2016, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 88.3% of U.S. citizens aged 16 and above drove at least occasionally, while Statista found that the number of licensed drivers in the country grew from roughly 167 million in 1990, to 222 million in 2018.
Annually, nearly 6 million car accidents are reported in the United States, many of which require an experienced car accident lawyer. In addition, in 2018, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that 10 million accidents go unreported each year. Of all auto accidents in the United States, nearly 4 million crashes are found to result in nonfatal injuries, with the CDC reporting motor vehicle traffic as the second leading cause of injury in 2017, as well as the cause of more than 38,000 deaths each year. Tragically, a new report from the National Safety Council found that despite reduced traffic on roads due to the COVID-19 pandemic, motor vehicle fatality rates per miles driven in March rose year-over-year by 14 percent. The rise, according to NSC president and CEO Lorraine M. Martin, was attributed to an apparent increase in reckless driving.
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