Vehicle-caused Injuries and Death
Vehicles are an important feature in American life. Our lives are much more convenient. Food, goods, and mail are delivered relatively cheaply and quickly. Florida is a great place to motorcycle, bicycle, boat, and walk, as well. However, injuries and death caused by vehicles of any description are unfortunately common.
Motor Vehicle Injuries and Death Statistics
According to the CDC and Association for Safe International Road Travel, over 37,000 people die in road crashes each year. A startling 2.34 million people are injured or disabled. Crashes have a huge financial impact as well. Lifetime medical costs totaled $18 billion in 2012, while lifetime work lost totaled $33 billion. The CDC estimated that the average ER visit for crash related injuries was $3,300. Each hospitalization costs $57,000 over the person’s lifetime.
Bicycle Injuries and Death Statistics
Bicycle crashes tend to be under reported. However, in 2015, 818 people were killed, and 45,000 riders were injured. Of course, not all of these are caused by collisions. The National Safety Council estimates that the total cost of bicyclist injury and death is over $4 billion each year.
Motorcycle Injuries and Death Statistics
In 2105, 4,976 motorcyclists were killed in traffic crashes and 88,000 motorcyclists were injured. The financial impact of motorcycle crash deaths in injuries exceeds $12 billion each year.
Pleasure Boat Injuries and Death Statistics
Not all deaths and injuries that occur around boats are considered “reportable” by the Coast Guard. Some of these statistics will be low because of this. In 2016 4,463 boating accidents resulted in 701 deaths and 2,903 injuries. The costs for medical care or lost wages were not reported by the Coast Guard.
Pedestrian Injury Injuries and Death Statistics
According to NHTSA, 5,376 pedestrians died in 2015 after colliding with a vehicle. About 70,000 pedestrian injuries occur each year. Pedestrian/motor vehicle crashes have risen far faster than any other vehicle crash statistic. Injuries are commonly under-reported. Florida is the second highest state for pedestrian fatalities. The estimated comprehensive cost for pedestrian death exceeds $21 billion and for injuries is over $4 billion.
Injuries and deaths from vehicle crashes are very expensive. If the crash was not your fault, you can collect monetary damages to help offset these costs, pain, and suffering. Don’t fight the medical system and insurance companies on your own. Brain Hoag can help. The initial consultation is always free.
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