Fatal Accidents Spiked in 2021, But Why?

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there was a spike in motor vehicle accidents in the first half of 2021. In those crashes, an estimated 20,160 people were killed. This was an increase of more than 18 percent compared to the first half of 2020.

But why did this spike occur? According to NHTSA, there was also an increase in vehicle miles driven during the first half of 2021, so that’s certainly part of the reason. Another reason is that people simply continue to display the dangerous driving behaviors that have always caused serious motor vehicle accidents:

  • Texting while driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Aggressive driving

Not only that, but many people continue to be lax about seat belt use, even in 2021. By now, we should all know that seat belts reduce the risk of severe injury and death in an accident. We can all reduce tragic fatal auto accidents by always wearing a seat belt, and insisting your passengers do as well.

While deadly accidents are of course tragic and heartbreaking, so too are the crashes that lead to severe physical injury. Millions of people are injured in crashes each year, and these injuries are serious enough to require medical care. Physical injury can leave the victim with:

  • Extreme pain
  • Disfigurement
  • Suffering
  • Medical expenses, both present and future
  • Loss of income from being unable to work

When the cause was someone else’s carelessness and no fault of your own, you absolutely deserve to be compensated to the fullest extent possible. While a successful recovery of compensation can never be guaranteed, attorney Patrick Troxler does not stop working for his clients until the best possible results are obtained.

You May be Owed Compensation for Your Injuries

If you were severely injured in a car crash in Waldorf, MD, or the surrounding areas, please call the law firm of Patrick Troxler at 301-709-7195. Mr. Troxler has been handling car accident cases in our region for years, and he is personally committed to helping each of his clients pursue the justice and compensation they deserve.

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