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•In 2007, there were 37,261 traffic related fatalities, according to the NHTSA.
•Motorcyclists fatalities made up 14% of car crash fatalities in 2008, reaching an all time high of 5,290.
•2.35 million people were injured in automobile accidents in 2008.
•In 2008 there were a total of 24,351 traffic related fatalities, of those fatalities 55% were found not using seat belts.
•Wearing a seat belt in a car accident can help save your life. It can help keep you from striking the steering wheel or windshield, being thrown around, or being ejected from the car.
•Based on a 2005 study, the NHTSA claims that the number one cause of death for 15-20 year olds is automobile crashes.
•According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in 2008 there were 1,744 non-fatal crashes in the state of Colorado.
•32% of all traffic fatalities in Colorado were linked to alcohol impaired driving accidents.
•One of the most common types of car crashes are rear end collisions.
•In 2000, according to the NHTSA 29.7% of all car accidents were rear-end collisions.
•Small Trucks and Sport Utility Vehicle’s (SUV) are more likely to be in roll-over accidents than small passenger cars.
•Approximately 1,000,000 people are exposed to whiplash in the U.S. each year.
•Inattentive drivers are one of the major reasons for a car crash.
•31 percent of the drivers, aged 15-20 who were killed in motor vehicle crashes during 2008 had been drinking.
•In more recent years, driving and the improper use of cell phones have become a major factor in automobile accidents.
•In motor vehicle crashes involving large trucks, the occupants of a car, usually the driver, sustain 78 percent of fatalities.
Contact an Aurora and Denver Car Accident Lawyer Today!
If you have been injured in a car accident, contact Denver car accident lawyer John R. Fuller today. The Denver personal injury attorney you select often makes the difference between a settlement that favors the insurance company and a settlement or verdict that is fair and meets your needs.
Our Colorado personal injury law firm has the experience to know when our clients are being treated fairly and will respond accordingly. Contact John R. Fuller, P.C., for a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
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