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Car accidents occur every day in the United States, and some people may wonder what all of these car accidents cost. This question may be on some people’s mind today as they read and hear about the Phoenix car accident that involved 69 vehicles over the weekend. The answer is that every car accident that leads to at least one injury leads to significant costs that must be paid by someone. In furtherance of this reality, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently completed and published a study detailing the costs associated with all injury crashes in the United States, and their conclusions were stunning.
According to the CDC study, the costs that arise from injury crashes in the United States total $99 billion every year. In addition to this staggering number the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration added to this study by including costs associated with higher insurance premiums, taxes and the delays that occur as a result of these car accidents that have an effect on the economy. Overall, the conclusion drawn by the NHTSA estimates that the costs of car accidents in the United States is more than $230 billion every year.
Putting Car Accident Cost Statistics Into Context
The study also took its analysis a step further and looked at the number of fatalities caused by car accidents around the world. It showed that car accident deaths are the ninth-highest cause of death in the world, and if the statistical trend regarding car accidents continue, car accidents will occupy the fifth spot by the year 2030, surpassing such causes as hypertensive heart disease and HIV/AIDS. The study finally recommends that states need to take more active steps to enforce such laws as those that relate to the use of seat belts and other safety devices.
Arizona Car Accident Lawyers
While taking additional safety steps is always a good idea, there are other ways to attempt to bring the overall costs associated with car accidents down. One is by way of deterrence, as those who have been injured in car accidents need to take steps to hold those responsible for this harm accountable. If someone is injured in an Arizona car accident, he or she could file an Arizona personal injury lawsuit. If such a claim was successful, the plaintiff could be awarded damages that include compensation for medical costs, lost income and pain and suffering. If drivers ultimately begin to realize that they will have to pay for their own mistakes, it could help protect others on the road.
If you or someone you love has been harmed in an Arizona car accident, you need to seek the help of Arizona personal injury lawyers who have already been holding negligent drivers accountable for the injuries they have caused for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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