Driver Fatality Statistics Released

by Staff Blogger | July 7th, 2016

A recent study published by the Auto Insurance Center revealed some interesting statistics. One in particular that caught our eye is that drivers are much more likely to die in a fatal car accident than their passengers. In fact, drivers represent 63% of all deaths in motor vehicle crashes, followed by 18% passengers, 15% pedestrians, and 2% bicyclists. What makes this statistic even worse is many of these deaths could have been avoided if the driver had been wearing their seatbelt.

A high percentage of drivers in Virginia do not wear their seatbelt while operating their vehicles. Considering the above statistic, that is extremely dangerous behavior that could turn out to be the difference between a serious accident and a fatal one. The month of July is the second most deadly month of the year for U.S. drivers. The auto accident attorneys at Skolrood Law Firm encourage you to buckle up and drive safely this summer. Together we can turn these statistics around.

Unfortunately, sometimes there’s nothing you can do to avoid a serious accident. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, give us a call for a free consultation. Our team of investigators will work to uncover the true cause of your accident and fight to get you maximum compensation for your injuries. Get the legal help you need right away. Contact us today.