If someone in your family recently lost his or her life as a result of a motor vehicle collision, you could face devastating emotional pain and many other difficulties (such as dealing with medical costs and funeral expenses). Sadly, many families continue to face these hardships and fatal collisions keep happening for various reasons. From drunk driving to speeding, poor weather, distracted drivers and fatigue, deadly motor vehicle accidents have many causes.
It is essential for drivers to take a close look at data on deadly collisions in order to understand the prevalence of this serious problem.
Statistics show an increase in traffic accident fatalities
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently published estimates on the number of traffic collision deaths during the first three months of 2022. Based on their figures, more than 9,500 people lost their lives during this period. Tragically, these estimates suggest a roughly 7% increase in traffic accident deaths during this period in comparison to the first three months of 2021. Furthermore, these estimates suggest that more people died in the first three months of 2022 than in the first quarter of any other year since 2002.
Based on these early figures, 1.27 motor vehicle accident deaths took place between January and March of 2022 for every 100 million vehicle-miles traveled.
The aftermath of a deadly traffic accident
Even if you pay close attention to road safety, another driver’s recklessness could place you and your loved ones in danger. In the wake of a deadly collision, it is pivotal to seek justice if another driver’s negligence caused the accident. If you and your family face immense emotional pain and struggle with financial problems, anxiety or depression, it is crucial to hold the driver answerable for the suffering they have caused.