If you are struck by a drunk driver, someone going over the speed limit or a driver who is using their phone behind the wheel, you could face a long road to recovery. Aside from serious injuries, financial hardships and mental pain, these accidents also prove fatal, in some instances. It is vital for drivers to recognize the prevalence of fatal traffic accidents and do everything in their power to stay safe on the road.
Also, if one of your loved ones recently lost their lives in a deadly collision that occurred because of someone else’s recklessness, you need to hold the negligent driver accountable for his or her actions.
Looking at statistics on deadly crashes in 2020
According to data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, estimates show that roughly 16,650 people lost their lives in traffic collisions during the first six months of 2020. Although this marks a 2% decrease in comparison to the first six months of 2019, it is important to note that the number of vehicle miles traveled during this period also declined by 16% when compared to the first six months of 2019. As a result, the fatality rate based on the number of miles traveled between January and June actually increased in 2020.
Looking at the impact of deadly accidents
Fatal motor vehicle crashes turn lives upside down in many different ways. Often, these collisions have a wide-reaching impact and leave entire families with unbearable emotional trauma and financial complications. Motor vehicle collisions are especially dangerous in comparison to other types of accidents (such as slip-and-fall accidents) and many of these crashes are completely avoidable and occur because of a driver’s carelessness or refusal to follow traffic safety laws.