Car Accident Statistics

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Car Accidents Statistics

A serious auto accident can be a very traumatic and difficult experience. The New York personal injury attorneys at Figeroux & Associates are here to help you. Regardless of whether the accident was a fender-bender or a catastrophic collision, our auto accident attorneys are here to help you and provide answers and direction 24/7.

General Statistics

There is a death caused by a motor vehicle crash every 12 minutes; there is a disabling injury every 14 seconds. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for people ages 1 to 33 The age groups most affected by motor vehicle crashes are 15-24 and 75+.

About 3 in every 10 Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related traffic accident at some time in their lives. Bicycling resulted in about 800 deaths in collisions with motor vehicles. SUV accidents accounted for only 3% of all accidents but 3 times that rate of fatalities because of rollover accidents. In Western New York, the average number of fatalities per year total approximately 330. A breakdown by county is as follows:

Allegany – 9, Cattaraugus – 12, Cayuga –11, Chautauqua – 19, Chemung – 8, Erie – 79, Franklin – 7, Genesee – 14, Livingston – 10, Monroe – 50, Niagara – 20, Ontario – 16, Orleans – 8, Schuyler – 2, Seneca- 6, Steuben – 15, Tioga – 7, Tompkins – 9, Wayne 16, Wyoming – 9, Yates – 4 

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As you can see, car accident injuries and fatalities are astonishing. Injuries from car accidents are the leading cause of death for people ages 6 to 33 years old. To reduce your risk of being involved in an accident, there are some defensive actions you can take:
•Always obey all the traffic rules 
•Drive defensively 
•Wear your seat belt 
•Never drink and drive 

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident, call Figeroux & Associates at 1-855-768-8845.

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