Car Accident Causes and Statistics
Lots of Accidents Every Year
Over six million motor vehicle accidents occur each year in the United States. The cost of those accidents can rise up to over 200 billion dollars. Of those six million car accidents, 40,000 people are killed. In fact, the leading cause of death for individuals between 2 and 33 years old is in relation to a car accident. Around two million of the people involved in a car crash suffer from permanent injuries due to the accident and car accidents are the leading cause of acquired disability in the nation. Unfortunately over the past few years these statistics have risen.
Cause of motor vehicle accidents greatly vary but one of the main causes of car accidents are due to excessive speed. Another influence of car accidents is what is called distracted driving. Accidents caused by distracted driving from the use of talking or texting on mobile phones have increased greatly in the past year. Though talking on a mobile phone has not yet been regulated against, regulations of texting on mobile phones while driving have been issued in the state of Utah. Texting and driving now have a high percentage of causing car accidents.
Salt Lake Car Accident Law Firm
Car accidents have always been a problem and seem to be on the rise. It is important to act as early as possible when involved in a car accident. If you or a loved one have been victim to injuries or damages caused by a car accident, it is important to find an experienced attorney who will do his best to help you receive compensation for damages or injuries.
The personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Salcido Law Firm have significant experience with motor vehicle accident cases and will do their best to protect you. Call 801.413.1753 to schedule a free consultation or email us anytime. Come learn what the law office of Salcido Law Firm can do for you.