Thousands of Americans are killed in traffic accidents each year in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 35,000 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents on U.S. roadways in 2018, a decrease of nearly 2.4 percent from the previous year. Although motor vehicle traffic fatalities have decreased in the past few years, fatal car crashes remain one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
If you have been injured or if your loved one has been killed as a result of a motor vehicle accident, contact Attorney Group today. Those affected and their families may be able to pursue a claim and recover compensation with the help of a personal injury attorney.
We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Despite Decrease, Crashes Involving Large Trucks, Pedestrians and Cyclists Increase
According to the NHTSA, the decrease in traffic fatalities were, in some ways, the result of an increase seat belt use and a reduction in impaired driving. In addition to overall improvements in vehicle safety, such as air bags and electronic stability control, partnerships with local and state governments have led to a reduction in traffic deaths.
Although a majority of traffic deaths saw a decrease in 2018, fatalities involving large trucks, pedestrians and cyclists increased. These types of accidents can be especially traumatic due to the violent nature of accidents involving big rigs and other large trucks. Likewise, pedestrians and cyclists are often more vulnerable than occupants of vehicles.
How Can an Attorney Help?
When negligence results in injury, an injured party suffers loss in various ways. Drivers, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists who are injured in motor vehicle accidents may be able to file a file a claim and recover compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
The families of those who have been killed in a motor vehicle accident may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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If you have been injured or if your loved one has been killed as a result of a motor vehicle accident, contact Attorney Group to learn about your options.
We offer free, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.