The number of car accidents throughout the United States is devastating. The numbers alone in Florida are astounding. According to Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System, in 2016, there have already been 297,577 total crashes, 2,016 of those resulting in fatalities.
In 2013, there were 2,224 fatal crashes, which means 2014 may see a slight drop in the number of car accident deaths. But, these numbers still mean that there are over five deaths each day in the state due to a car accident.
Updated Florida Car Accident Reports 2016 –
Here are the statistics of 2016 Car Accident in Florida –
Total Crashes: 19,216
Injury Crashes: 7,575
Total Injuries: 11,323
The Cost of Car Accidents
According to the CDC, car crashes are the leading cause of death in children, teens, and young adults (ages five to thirty-four). The loss of a loved one because of a car crash is devastating, but what most consumers do not realize is the true cost of deaths from car accidents in the state of Florida.
These costs come from medical costs, but the most expensive cost of all, according to the CDC’s report, is work loss. It was estimated that $3.16 billion is paid out in Florida each year because of car accident-related deaths. 42 percent of those costs were paid out to families of young adults, while only five percent was paid out for children.
Compared to other states, Florida had one of the highest costs for car accident deaths, with the next closest in the region being Georgia at $1.55 billion.
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Did You Lose a Loved One in a Car Accident?
The death of a loved one due to a car accident, especially if the other party was negligent, does not mean you and the rest of your family should suffer. If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, contact the West Palm Beach accident attorneys at Fetterman & Associates, PA today.
We offer free consultations, so call us now at 561-983-4584.
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