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Fatal Car Accidents Up In 2015

Now that the final numbers are in, it is clear that 2015 was not a good year on American highways. Traffic related deaths were up 7.7% in 2015 with 35,200 people losing their lives on United States roads. This is up from 32,675 in 2014. The increase is sobering.

Breaking that number down, traffic deaths involving young drivers were up 10%, fatal accidents involving large trucks and semis were up 4% and roll over's were up 5%.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is calling for greater awareness to driving safety and the dangers of distracted driving, as well as more emphasis to be put on technology that can improve safety on the road.

The study showed that more Americans were on the road in 2015. The number of miles driven was up 3.5%. The study showed that 94% of crashes were caused by human error.

For these who have been injured in car accidents or have lost a loved one in a car accident, these numbers strike close to home.

Following a car accident, it is important to know that you have legal rights to seeking compensation and closure when another person's inattentive or reckless driving caused severe physical damage or loss of life. While compensation cannot bring back a loved one or reverse the effects of a car accident, they can help to provide a sense of closure.

At Magee, Zeringue & Richardson, we are committed to making sure our clients are provided the monetary compensation and damages they deserve after another driver's recklessness has turned their world upside down. We provide compassionate service and zealous advocacy throughout this difficult time.

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