How Many Car Accidents Does a Person Have in Average?

How Many Car Accidents Does a Person Have in Average?

How Many Car Accidents Does a Person Have in Average?

Accidents are called accidents because they are unexpected and unintentional, some may be minor and barely affect one's financial status and well-being but car accidents on the other hand, are on different caliber as either minor or major car accidents could least result in bad sustenance of injuries and worst could result in fatalities, etc. 

Yearly, thousands of car accidents happen every day along roads of United States which could total up to 6 million auto accidents with different severity are recorded yearly according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the silver lining, even with the numbers of car accident happen yearly, major numbers of these car accidents are nonfatal but has chances of rendering victims or people involved to sustain permanent injuries. 

Factors That Could Determine Involvement in Accident

Statistics shows the consistent numbers of car accidents in yearly scale with various results and severity as these are commonly influenced by its factors, while this is true, it could be possible that every person's involvement in a road accident could vary as well as they are heavily influenced by the factors too such as:

  • Age

  • Driving experience

  • Normal driving times

  • Reliability of the vehicle you drive

  • Normal driving behaviors

  • Habits and lifestyle

All of these factors would likely to determine and impact how frequent or few times you'd be involved in a car accident. One example would be drunk driving which falls under the factor of one's habits and lifestyle wherein, a drunk driver is likely exposed to multiple risks that stems from drunk driving such as aggressive driving, limited vision, bad cognitive and hand coordination. 

According to retrospect and studies, an average person could possibly be involved in atleast 4 car accidents in his lifetime as an average. Certain statistics stated that individuals would experience one accident every 18 years estimatedly which is a lot. 

Common Causes of Car Accident 

From recent article published in 2019, here are the top causes of car accidents:

  • Number one cause of car accidents in U.S. is distracted driving

  • Drunk driving

  • Speeding and Reckless driving 

  • Poor weather or road conditions

  • Traffic Rules and Regulation Violations

The raise of cellphone consumers and alike pocket technologies are rising and is impacting the traditional driving habits as they the sprout issue of distracted driving is significantly evident and seen as number one cause of accident not only in U.S. but also around the world wherein it victimized drivers under the age of 30. 

Ryan LLP 

If ever one of your family members or closests friend has been involved in an accident who have sustained either minor or significant injuries and even a possible case of amputation because of possibly an animal or livestock owner has shown apparent negligence and recklessness and caused an accident and render the victim to have life-threatening injuries and condition, you can always refer help from a professional experienced injury lawyer to smoothen things out as your hired lawyers can help you decide from their factual and legal advices and can help you sort things out legally rather than settling over cash offer without damage calculation and future's regards. 

Ryan LLP is an Ohio based injury lawyer that represents victims of personal injury caused by car accidents, medical malpractice due to medical professional's negligence, and even wrongful death against large companies, agencies and even individuals. We have 40 years of experience doing our service in this field and evidently successful with our civil litigations. Call our office now for free legal consultation. 

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