Just How Deadly Has 2021 Been for Motorists?

worried young driver calling the ambulance after hitting and injuring accidentallyAlthough we don’t yet have statistics for the whole year of 2021, we now know that the first half of the year was quite deadly for motorists. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 20,160 people lost their lives in traffic accidents from the period between January and June. This fatality spike represents an 18.4 percent rise compared to the same period in 2020.

The same factors come up over and over again when digging into fatality contributing factors:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to wear a seat belt
  • Texting while driving
  • Drunk and drugged driving

Even if a serious crash isn’t deadly, it may cause life-altering injuries. Millions of people are injured in motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. annually, and these injuries can lead to disability, depression, disfigurement, and other severe outcomes.

If your loved one died in a car accident, you may not know what to do next. You may feel angry, upset, and overcome by grief. Although no amount of compensation can completely undo the loss of life that has affected your family, compensation can help you experience justice and pay for the losses and expenses of your loved one’s passing, such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Loss of loved one’s income
  • Loss of benefits
  • Loss of guidance and companionship
  • Loss of consortium
  • Funeral costs
  • Burial/cremation costs
  • Pain and suffering

These wrongful death claims are best handled by an attorney. When it comes to properly calculating how much you deserve to be compensated, an attorney knows all of the relevant formulas and knows how to dig deep to pursue justice for each and every way your life has been impacted. Although an attorney can never guarantee the successful recovery of compensation, you deserve an attorney who will fight tirelessly on your behalf.

If you were involved in a serious car accident, or if a loved one lost their life in a crash, then please search our directory for an experienced attorney in your area. Many law firms offer complimentary consultations so you can decide what to do next.