Data goes a long way in helping us understand a certain issue, but when it comes to fatal motor vehicle accidents, that understanding comes with a vast amount of anger. In 2013, there were 30,057 motor vehicle accidents that involved fatalities in the United States. In those wrecks, 32,719 people died, which averages out to 10.3 deaths per 100,000 people in the U.S. So how does Arizona compare to these figures?
Well, our state figures somewhere in the “average” group. There were 782 fatal motor vehicle accidents in Arizona in 2013, and 849 people died as a result of these wrecks. That averages out to 12.8 deaths per 100,000 people in the state of Arizona. Though worse than the national average, there were many states that had a death rate per 100,000 people that was significantly higher than Arizona’s total.
The statistics are from our source article, and they are broken down into more specific categories. Much of it is very interesting — but as we mentioned above, all of it is very agitating and upsetting.
Many people who lose their lives in a motor vehicle accident are struck down in the most despicable ways. Distracted drivers; speeding drivers; negligent drivers; drunk drivers; the list goes on and on and on.
The loved ones of these victims need to heavily consider their legal options after such a tragedy. A wrongful death lawsuit could not only earn you and your family the compensation you need after such a void in your family was created; but it could also earn you that small sense of justice that every grieving family needs.
Source: IIHS, “Fatality Facts,” Accessed July 28, 2015