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Traffic Accident Statistics in Florida

By Robert Sparks Attorneys  Jun. 12, 2012 1:48p

According to the Traffic Crash Statistics Report 2010, published by the State of Florida, drivers aged 20 to 24 who engaged in drinking and driving had the highest rate of car crash involvement overall and the highest rate of fatal car crashes in the state for that year. Their crash rate per 10,000 drivers totaled 17.78. The next highest group of drinking drivers, those aged 25 to 29, had a crash rate of 13.8 per 10,000 drivers. The crash rate consistently descends as the age groups mature, with an 11.23 rate for those aged 30 to 34 who drank and took the wheel followed by an 8.67 rate for drivers aged 35 to 39.

Other statistics found in the report shows that drivers aged 22 were involved in more fatal accidents than any others. Holiday weekends, such as those at Memorial Day, Labor Day, New Years, and Thanksgiving had the highest rates of Florida traffic accidents. As an example, Labor Day 2010 resulted in 29 fatalities with 15 of those being alcohol related. The biggest cause of traffic crashes overall was classified as "careless driving," which accounted for 38.69 percent of all accidents.

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Being involved in any type of traffic accident can be a scary experience. Those who are fortunate walk away with minor injuries. Those less fortunate may lose their lives or find themselves seriously injured, facing hospital or outpatient care, loss of income due to the inability to work, property damage to their car, and the pain, suffering, or disability caused by their injuries. All of this can be stressful, disruptive, and life-altering for both the victim and his or her family. Financial distress and even ruin can quickly follow, which is why accident victims are entitled to pursue damages connected with their injuries in cases of negligence.

If you have been hurt in an auto accident of any kind in and around the Tampa area, you can get the skilled and committed legal help you need from the Robert Sparks Attorneys. Contact the firm to arrange to speak to a Tampa car accident lawyer in a free consultation about your accident and injuries. The firm is an award-winning and nationally-recognized group of skilled trial lawyers who know how to get results in any personal injury claim or lawsuit.

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