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Car Accident and Injury Trends

The thought of becoming injured in a motor vehicle accident does not frequently cross the mind of most motorists, but perhaps it should. Though each driver has the ability to control his or her own actions and to monitor the condition of his or her own motor vehicle, there is no way to prevent other motorists from engaging in dangerous behaviors or to predict the malfunctions or defects. As a result, millions of car accidents occur each year in the United States and millions of people are hurt in these collisions.

If you have been hurt in a car accident that was caused by another party’s negligent or reckless actions then you may be able to recover financial compensation through a civil action. Contact the Waukesha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874. You can speak directly with one of our skilled and experienced attorneys about the potential merits of a case.

An Encouraging Trend

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reported the following statistics:

  • In 1999, there were 6,279,036 and 3,236,238 injuries. 51.54% of accidents resulted in injury.
  • In 2000, there were 6,393,624 and 3,188,750 injuries. 49.87% of accidents resulted in injury.
  • In 2001, there were 6,322,896 and 3,032,672 injuries. 47.96% of accidents resulted in injury.
  • In 2002, there were 6,316,000 and 2,926,000 injuries. 46.33% of accidents resulted in injury.
  • In 2003, there were 6,328,000 and 2,889,000 injuries. 45.65% of accidents resulted in injury.
  • In 2004, there were 6,181,000 and 2,788,000 injuries. 45.11% of accidents resulted in injury.
  • In 2005, there were 6,159,000 and 2,699,000 injuries. 43.82% of accidents resulted in injury.
  • In 2006, there were 5,973,000 and 2,575,000 injuries. 43.11% of accidents resulted in injury.
  • In 2007, there were 6,024,000 and 2,491,000 injuries. 41.35% of accidents resulted in injury.
  • In 2008, there were 5,811,000 and 2,346,000 injuries. 40.37% of accidents resulted in injury.

Though there are still entirely too many preventable car accidents, advances in motor vehicle safety have produced noteworthy results. For the period from 1999-2008, the number of collisions generally trended downward though there were some years where an increase occurred. But the proportionate number of injuries over the same time period has consistently fallen, with an uninterrupted decline over that ten-year period.

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While there is no question that strides have been made to improve motor vehicle safety, there are still millions of people who are left to cope with injuries and other adverse effects of a traffic collision each year. Contact the Waukesha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.

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