Car Accidents Cost 300 Billion Dollars

Charlottesville Personal Injury Lawyer

The number is correct. Car accidents cost Americans 300 billion dollars a year. The average cost per car accident is over $1500. Obviously, there are a lot of car accidents every year in this country, and so insurance companies and personal injury lawyers are kept very busy. Interestingly, Northern Virginia contributes a hefty portion of the 300 billion dollar total each year with over 7.4 billion dollars in car accident costs. Since the Washington D.C. area is the worst in the nation for traffic congestion, this statistic is not a surprise. Is there an easy fix that will reduce the annual cost of car accidents. Probably not as 90% of car accidents are due to driver error. Smart technology may be a long term solution as advances in technology that improve driver awareness may reduce accident totals. For instance, a leading cause of driver error accidents is the failure to maintain lane position. Smart technology can detect such a problem and warn the driver to regain control of the vehicle. Another hope lies in the reduction of drunk driving offenses. A million people a year are injured by drunk drivers. Again, new technology may help as ignition locks are increasingly used to prevent drunk drivers from starting their cars. But as for now, if you are the victim of a car accident, the best option is to call us for a free consultation.

Francis P. Hajek
Wilson & Hajek, LLC, a personal injury law firm Experienced Injury and Accident Lawyers Serving Virginia, including Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Staunton, Waynesboro


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