Alabama Motor Vehicle Accident StatisticsJuly 31, 2014
No one ever anticipates being involved in an auto accident. It only takes a second for a collision to occur, but the effects of a serious crash can be long-lasting. Upon being involved in an accident, it is crucial to have a knowledgeable Alabama motor vehicle accident attorney on your side that is well-versed in auto accident litigation.
At the Citrin Law Firm, our attorneys are available to help you fight for your rights and for the compensation you may deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to no fault of your own, you may be able to recover compensation for losses related to the wreck, including current and future medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, physical pain and mental anguish, among other damages incurred in the collision.
To begin exploring your legal options, we encourage you to contact our attorneys today by completing the Free Case Review form to the right.
Alabama Accident Statistics Overview
With the increasing number of cars on the road in Alabama and across the country, collisions have unfortunately become very common. On average, there are more than 6 million auto accidents nationwide every year, with more than 3 million people suffering injuries and over 2 million of these injuries being permanent.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the total number of traffic fatalities in the state of Alabama has been on the rise. From 2009 to 2010, the number of traffic fatalities increased by almost two percent, from 848 fatalities in 2009 to 862 fatalities in 2010 statewide. Of these fatal accidents, the following statistics are important to consider:
- 63 percent involved a vehicle leaving the roadway
- 58 percent involved a single car
- 44 percent involved speeding
- 43 percent involved alcohol
- 39 percent involved a vehicle rollover
- 38 percent of fatal injury victims were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash
- 17 percent of fatal accidents happened at an intersection
- 12 percent involve a large commercial truck
Experts estimate that every driver will be involved in at least one collision at some point in their lifetime. One of the leading causes of accidents is driver distraction, making it a growing cause for concern across the country. Alabama usually mirrors national averages in most crash statistics, so it may be beneficial to look at national statistics in order to gauge the major contributing factors to accidents in Alabama.
Some studies suggest that driver distraction is a significant fact in about 93 percent of auto accidents. They estimate that:
- 81 percent of accidents involve passenger distractions
- 66 percent involve adjusting the radio, CD player or other music device
- 50 percent involve eating or drinking behind the wheel
- 25 percent involve talking or texting on a cell phone
Contact an Experienced Alabama Auto Accident Attorney Today
At the Citrin Law Firm, we offer free legal consultations to Mobile accident victims. During your consultation, a member of our legal team will review the details of your claim and recommend the best course of action for you to pursue maximum compensation for your losses.
To make sure that our clients are able to afford proper representation in their pursuit for justice, our personal injury law firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you choose to hire our attorneys, there is never any cost to you until we are able to successfully obtain a favorable outcome for your claim. If we fail to do this, you do not owe us any fees.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to Alabama car accident victims and their families or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation case evaluation with one of our lawyers, contact the Citrin Law Firm today by completing the Free Case Review form on this page.
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