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Even though the number of Florida car wrecks decreased between 2009 and 2010, it was not significant. Ours is the eighth most densely populated state per square mile, with Jacksonville as its largest city in terms of square miles. Between the interstate, county roads, and U.S. highways, there are over 11,000 miles of highway in the sunshine state. Since we also have the fourth largest populated state, the motor vehicle collision and fatality statistics are also high. Contact an experienced Jacksonville, Florida car accident attorney and law firm for a free consultation regarding your potential case. Our firm proudly represents clients in the entire northeast and central areas of Florida.
According to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles, in 2010 there were over 285,000 car accidents in our state involving 338,000 drivers. The estimated average number of automobile crashes was 645 per day. Approximately 195,000 people were injured, and nearly 2,500 people unfortunately died due to motor vehicle wrecks in 2010 alone. Almost 500 pedestrians were killed and over 7,000 were injured due to traffic incidents. Alarmingly, of the 2,500 fatalities, over 750 were alcohol related and over 100 were drug related. In car crashes, more than 11,000 bicyclists and pedestrians were injured and greater than 18,000 teenagers
Always remember to buckle up
and never drink and drive.
were injured or killed in 2010. These numbers are shocking and should add some insight into the dangers of combining alcohol or drugs when operating a motor vehicle.
According to recent statistics, drivers aged 15 to 19 possess the record of the highest rate per 10,000 licensed drivers of being involved in a wreck, while 18 year olds had the highest proportion in all collisions and in fatal wrecks for this age group. Drivers aged 20 to 24 have the highest percentage in fatal crashes, and those who had been drinking had the highest rate per 10,000 licensed drivers of crash involvement and in fatal accidents. Twenty-one year old drinking drivers had the highest percentage of fatalities. Motorists 77 years of age have the highest rate of accident involvement and drivers 83 years of age had the highest rate of fatal crashes for the age group of 70 and above. Friday’s around the 5:00 p.m. hour had the highest number of all types of motor vehicle wrecks, but Sunday’s approximately 8:00 pm had the highest number of fatal accidents. Due to awareness and police presence on holidays, fatalities and injuries decreased between 2006 and 2010. While the statistics are still alarming, this is certainly a step in the right direction. Contact us if you need the help of an experienced Jacksonville, Florida automobile accident attorney.
Timothy Armstrong is an experienced Jacksonville, Florida personal injury attorney that can help car accident victims obtain compensation to pay for expenses including hospital bills, future medical care, and lost wages. Let us use our litigation experience to assist you today.
For immediate help, call the experienced Jacksonville, Florida car accident law firm about your potential case. You can contact us at 904-356-8618 or online in the dialog box for a free consultation. The phone call and consultation is always free.