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Fatal car accidents are on the rise 

On Behalf of | Feb 15, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Statistically speaking, it is growing more and more likely that people will be involved in fatal car accidents. The rate of fatalities has been on the rise now for the last three years, a startling reversal from the overall downward trend that has been seen for the past few decades in the United States.

This is something that all drivers need to be aware of, precisely because they may have little control over their own safety. Many of these fatal accidents are simply caused by other drivers who are making mistakes and taking risks behind the wheel. Safe drivers may believe that they can keep themselves protected, and it is certainly beneficial to drive as safely as you can, but there’s only so much you can do when other drivers are your primary source of risk.

Why are they causing these accidents?

There are numerous reasons why accidents are increasing, one of which is simply that speeding has increased. This was certainly seen in 2020 when there was less road traffic. That led to an overall increase in speed so that you had more fatal accidents simply because the crashes that still happened were far more severe.

But speeding is not the only risky behavior that has been observed. People are also less likely to wear their seatbelts, more likely to drive under the influence and more likely to drive in an aggressive manner. Combined, all of these factors have been causing the increase in fatalities, which is still being seen, even as traffic levels return to normal.

If you’ve lost a loved one or suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to seek financial compensation.