New Year Road Accident Statistics

New Year Road Accident Statistics

New Year Road Accident Statistics

Christmas Day has passed days ago and several news coverage has delivered significant Christmas Eve and Christmas Day crash reports which almost summed up National Safety Council's (NSC) estimation based from previous years' recorded cases of such in the same period of observation. Most have sustained injuries and fatalities recorded across all age group from infants up to people within their 60's, but is more than 45% lesser than preceding years' records which somehow alleviate some worries from safety federal agencies on this upcoming New Year holiday. 

Specifically, New Year is just one week ahead from Christmas Day and numbers of car accident occurrences are pretty relative among the two. Before New Year occur, here is our blog about New Year road accident peak statistics which is taken from 2018 and below where human activity has peaked and may it help reflect on your current standing on the road and avoid accident as much as possible. Though, road accidents are unexpected, planning before, during, and after the accident on what series of actions you should take legally, medically, and practically. One step that most people recommend following being involved in a car accident is to hire an injury lawyer as he/she'll enable you to file for an injury claim, make the at-fault driver liable and claim your compensation pay and many more which alleviates some burden sustained. 

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 a driver 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. 

New Year Accident Statistics

  • Since 1990's, 2014 has the lowest recorded numbers at 120+ of car accidents within New Year period, while its preceding year, 2002, has one of the highest recorded deaths and 2004 as the second succeeding year with the relative numbers of 520+ deaths from traffic accidents. 

  • Between years 2005 up to 2009, New Year fatalities recorded were on par sitting at more than 390 and less than 450 deaths. 

  • Over the six most recent 3.25-day New Year's Day holiday periods, fatalities from crashes during the holiday period averaged 11.6% of the total fatalities in January

New Year Accident in Retrospect

This table is according to New Year's period observation of fatality occurrence of car accident through January conducted by National Safety Council's (NSC):

Year January Accidents on New Year's Period Percent
2006 3,396 432 12.7%
2007 2,227 387 12.0%
2010 2,515 286 11.4%
2012 2,782 348 12.5%
2016 2,734 273 10.0%
2018 3,010 304 10.1%
6-year Average 2,944 338 11.6%

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