In 2018, there were 33,654 fatal motor vehicle crashes, and 36,560 people
lost their lives. A total of 3,133 of these people lost their lives in
Florida in the 2,915 fatal accidents that occurred within the state.
Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) department reported 403,626 total accidents in the Sunshine State.
6,590 of these crashes involved bicycles, 9,143 of them involved motorcycles,
and 9,356 of them involved pedestrians.
More than 255,000 people were injured, and fatalities unfolded as follows:
Many of these accidents occurred in Hillsborough County and Pinellas County.
The Tampa Bay area is an exciting place to spend time, but it is also
home to much of the state’s traffic – and traffic accidents.
Understanding the Statistics
Every number above represents someone’s life, and this scale of fatal
and injury-causing accidents is simply unacceptable.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) explored certain crash factors in a state-by-state study. In Florida,
the majority (52%) of fatal crashes were single-vehicle crashes and 59%
of them involved alcohol.
Driving under the influence of
drugs and alcohol is a huge problem in Florida, as are distracted driving behaviors like
texting and driving. Sometimes, impaired or
uninsured motorists leave the scene of the accident.
All of these behaviors constitute
negligence, which means the at-fault parties can be held accountable in court.
Filing a Lawsuit
If you have been harmed by someone else’s negligence, you are more
than just a statistic.
Paulsen Law Group also understands the impact an
auto accident can have on your life.
Instead of suffering in silence and struggling with medical bills, time
away from work, and other consequences on your own, call our attorneys.
We can help you hold the at-fault parties liable and pursue the resources
you need to recover.
All you need to do is call us at (888) 352-7180 and tell us what happened or contact us online
for a free, confidential consultation.