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Facts about Car Accidents in the United States

By The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus  Feb. 23, 2012 11:43a

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its Fatality Analysis Reporting System, almost 34,000 individuals died as a result of a motor vehicle accident in 2009. In that same year, 2.2 million people sustained car accident injuries. Of those who died in auto accidents, 32 percent were involved in alcohol-related crashes. The majority of these fatalities were drivers (64 percent). Those between the ages of 21 to 24 had the highest death rate while those 16 to 20 had the highest injury rate. The deadliest time periods for traffic crashes were midnight to 3 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Per the above statistics, alcohol is a major contributing factor to fatal traffic accidents. According to the World Health Organization, alcohol is responsible for more deaths throughout the world than AIDS, tuberculosis, or violence. A report by the organization concluded that alcohol is the major risk factor for fatalities in men aged 15 to 59 throughout the world. Drinking and driving is illegal in all 50 states and considered a form of negligence when injuries or death occur due to alcohol-related traffic crashes.

Pasadena Car Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident in the greater Pasadena, California area due to a driver who was drunk, drug-impaired, speeding, disobeying other traffic laws, driving while texting, or engaging in any other negligent behavior, you should seek competent legal help. At the Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus, you can discuss your case in a free consultation with a Pasadena personal injury attorney who can advise you on your legal options and help you move forward with a valid injury claim or lawsuit.

The firm has been assisting clients injured through negligence since 1987 and has a wealth of experience, skills, and resources to help you obtain the legal compensation to which you are entitled after such an accident.

Contact a Pasadena car accident lawyer at the firm for capable legal representation today.

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