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The Traub Law Office – Expert Legal Aid: Vehicle Accident Lawyer

Vehicle accidents are an unfortunate and all-too-common occurrence on our roads. Despite advances in vehicle safety technology and efforts to improve road design and traffic management, accidents continue to happen. Let The Traub Law Office's vehicle accident lawyer assist you in recovering damages for your pain and suffering as well as your medical costs if you were hurt in an automobile accident.

Types of Vehicle Accidents We Can Help With

We help people who have been injured in all kinds of vehicle accidents, including:

How common are vehicle accidents?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), road traffic accidents are a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Every year, around 1.35 million people are killed on the roads, with an additional 20-50 million people suffering non-fatal injuries. The economic cost of road traffic accidents is estimated to be around 3% of global GDP.

In the United States, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that there were 36,096 deaths from motor vehicle crashes in 2019, a decrease of 2% from the previous year. The NHTSA also reported that an estimated 4.4 million people were injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2019, with around 2.7 million of these injuries requiring medical attention.

What kinds of injuries can vehicle accidents cause?

Vehicle accidents can cause a wide range of injuries, ranging from minor cuts and bruises to life-threatening injuries. Some common types of injuries include:

  1. Whiplash – This is a common injury that occurs when the head is suddenly jerked forward and then backward. It can cause neck pain, headaches, and other symptoms.
  2. Broken bones – Vehicle accidents can cause fractures to the arms, legs, ribs, and other bones in the body.
  3. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) – This occurs when the head is hit or jolted, causing damage to the brain. TBIs can range from mild concussions to severe brain damage.
  4. Spinal cord injury – This occurs when the spinal cord is damaged, resulting in paralysis or other neurological problems.
  5. Internal injuries – Vehicle accidents can cause damage to internal organs such as the liver, spleen, and kidneys, which can be life-threatening.
  6. Burns – If a vehicle catches fire after an accident, occupants can suffer burns, which can be severe and require extensive treatment.

These are just a few examples of the types of injuries that can result from vehicle accidents. The severity of the injuries will depend on various factors, such as the speed of the vehicles involved, the use of seat belts and airbags, and the point of impact.

Statistics on vehicle accidents

The following are some statistics that highlight the extent of the vehicle accident problem:

  1. In 2019, there were 5,005 pedestrian deaths from vehicle crashes in the United States, which was the highest number of pedestrian deaths since 1988.
  2. Young adults between the ages of 15 and 29 are more likely to be involved in road traffic accidents than any other age group, according to the WHO.
  3. Alcohol-impaired driving was responsible for 28% of all motor vehicle fatalities in 2019, according to the NHTSA.
  4. In 2019, 9% of all fatal crashes in the United States involved a large truck, according to the NHTSA.
  5. According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the cost of medical care and productivity losses associated with motor vehicle accidents in the United States was $75.5 billion in 2017.

Contact Vehicle Accident Lawyer Now

If you or a loved one was injured in a vehicle accident, contact us today for a consultation. Ensure your fair settlement with our expert vehicle accident lawyer. We protect our client's interests and pursue justice to help them recover from their losses and injuries.

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