If you have recently been involved in an automobile accident and suffered an injury, or if someone close to you has been injured or killed in an automobile accident, you may have the legal right to obtain compensation. Automobile accidents may result in serious injuries or death. Serious injuries can permanently negatively impact the victim's health and lifestyle. If the auto accident was caused by driver error, someone's negligence, a road hazard, a design flaw or a manufacturing defect, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and other losses.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Safety Administration, each year over twenty thousand people are killed in automobile accidents (passenger car) and approximately another two million are injured. The table below summarizes Passenger Car occupant injuries and fatalities from 1990 to 2002. The table below does not include Truck Accident statistics pertaining to pickup trucks, passenger vans, sport utility vehicles, etc.
| ||Number of|
Passenger Car Occupants Injured or Killed
Vehicle Miles Traveled
|1990||123,276,600 ||1,427,178 ||2,376,000||24,092 |
|1991||123,327,336 ||1,411,655 ||2,235,000||22,385 |
|1992||120,346,747 ||1,436,035 ||2,232,000||21,387 |
|1993||121,055,398 ||1,445,106 ||2,265,000||21,566 |
|1994||121,996,580 ||1,459,208 ||2,364,000||21,997 |
|1995||123,241,881 ||1,478,352 ||2,469,000||22,423 |
|1996||124,612,787 ||1,499,139 ||2,458,000||22,505 |
|1997||124,672,920 ||1,528,399 ||2,341,000||22,199 |
|1998||125,965,709 ||1,555,901 ||2,201,000||21,194 |
|1999||126,868,744 ||1,566,808 ||2,138,000||20,862 |
|2000||127,720,809 ||1,580,493 ||2,052,000||20,699 |
|2001||128,714,022 ||1,584,612 ||1,927,000||20,320 |
|Total||--- ||--- ||28,863,000||282,045 |
Automobile accident personal injury cases are usually complex and expensive. You should always consult a qualified, licensed lawyer. These personal injury cases are normally handled on a contingency basis. Typically there are no fees unless the lawyer obtains a settlement or award for you.
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