Significance and Severity of CT Motor Vehicle Injuries

Posted by Richard P. Hastings | Jan 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

The significance and frequency in Connecticut of car, motorcycle, truck, bus, taxi, hit and run, pedestrian and other motor vehicle accidents are very real. People throughout Connecticut and our nation are seriously injured and even killed, every day from motor vehicle injuries. These people  and the ones they love have their lives shattered and turned completely upside down. Our CT personal injury lawyers and accident attorneys have been helping people suffering from CT motor vehicle injuries and the estates of people who suffer wrongful death cases for decades. Our team knows what to do to assist those that have been involved in these horrible accidents.  Consider for a moment the following:

The U.S. consists of more than 4 million miles of roads. Along with the vast roadway system that we enjoy come motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, each year we experience approximately 5,000,000 motor vehicle crashes, which take more than 32,000 lives and injured more than 2,000,000 people, at an economic cost to this country of almost a quarter of a billion dollars. Tragically,  just under 100 people are killed on U.S  highways and streets in car, truck, motorcycle, bus, taxi and other motor vehicle accidents on a daily basis. Additionally, another 6,000 people are injured, some very seriously.

So what are some of the facts that give rise to these tragic statistics? Motor vehicle accidents and automobile crashes are the leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of five and 24.

In 2011:

  • Fifty Two Percent  of motor vehicle occupants killed were not wearing a seat belt.
  • Motor vehicle crashes and car accidents involving teen drivers resulted in 4,767 fatalities.
  • Motorcyclists' deaths rose to 4,612, which is an increase from 2010. This figure represents fourteen percent of all fatalities.
  • 1,140 children ages 14 and younger were killed in motor vehicle accidents and car crashes.
  • 194 children ages four through seven were killed in motor vehicle accidents and car crashes.

Since 1899, more than 3,500,000 people have been killed in motor vehicle crashes and car accidents in the U.S.

In terms of its economic impact, more than 5 million police-reported motor vehicle accidents and car crashes in 2011 cost this country almost one quarter of a billion dollars in property and productivity losses, medical and emergency bills and other related costs. This adds up to a cost of over $750 for every man woman and child in this country, every year!

If you have been involved in some type of CT accident case and are suffering from CT motor vehicle injuries, it is important that you get accurate and prompt legal advice. You need answers to your important questions so you take the necessary steps to properly develop your case. Injured

parties call us with many legal questions and accident related issues, which is why we wrote the book "The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims." Visit our website to get a FREE copy of our book.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a Connecticut Motor Vehicle accident, it is imperative that you seek legal assistance, to ensure that your rights are protected, and your case is fully developed. Our experienced team of Connecticut Personal Injury attorneys will put their decades of experience to work for you. Call us today at 888-244842-5480 to schedule a free consultation.  Do not hire an attorney, speak to an insurance adjuster the insurance company, or sign any paperwork until you read our free book. Don't delay. Get the information you need today.

About the Author

Richard P. Hastings

Attorney Hastings concentrates his practice on personal injury and litigation. Devoted to helping those who have suffered some type of wrong, Richard P. Hastings concentrates his law practice on personal injury law.

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