According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were an estimated 6.1 million police-reported traffic crashes in 2021 (the last year for which data is available), a 16 percent increase over the 5.25 million crashes that occurred in 2020. Individuals injured in 2021 as a result of traffic crashes increased by 9.4 percent over the 2.28 million injuries in 2020.
Car crashes were the second-leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. in 2021 for individuals between the ages of 1 and 54, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Nearly 43,000 fatalities occurred in 2021, a 10 percent increase over 2020’s approximately 39,000 fatalities.
Victims of another driver’s negligence have the right to seek compensation for injury or death. For decades, our firm has successfully represented individuals who seek to recover damages from car crashes caused by other drivers.
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