PERSONAL INJURY 101: Top 5 Deadliest States for Auto Related Accidents.
In the United States, someone is killed or injured every 15 seconds in an automobile accident.
Fortunately, this number is decreasing because of improvements in auto design and safety, but it is still an exceedingly high number.
There are tens of thousands of deaths and injuries each year. Billions are spent on lost wages and medical care.
Safe driving and safety equipment matter; however, sometimes there are factors that may be outside of your control. Even if you are safe driver, your chances of being in an accident depend on where you live.
Deadliest States for Auto Accidents. In 2011, there were 30,000+ automobile accidents, resulting in 32,000+ deaths. There are some significant differences in the number of deaths by state, and Mississippi tops the list.
5 Top States:
Pedestrians. Pedestrians can also be killed in auto accidents. Not all car accidents result in fatalities, and fatal accidents do not always involve a driver.
The likelihood of this happening differs depending on the state in which you live, and Florida tops the list.
5 Top States:
District of Columbia
Costs for Auto Accidents. A study in 2009 by AAA, showed that the cost of accidents was $300+ billion, and there were 10+ million accidents resulting in $3+ million injuries. In 2005 (the most recent data available), people lost $170+ billion due to lost wages and medical expenses.
Fortunately, the majority of accidents do not always result in death, but they can lead to major injuries and property damage. We urge all drivers to stay alert, drive defensively, and stay safe.