According to the National Safety Council traffic related fatalities that occurred between January and June of 2016 increased nine percent from the prior year during that period of time. The Council released estimates stating that 19,100 people were killed in the U.S. from January to the end of June. It is also estimated that approximately 2.2 million people were also seriously injured during that same time period.
At this current rate of traffic related fatalities, deaths during 2016 could exceed 40,000, which would be the first time in nine years that fatalities have been that high. The Safety Council stated that many factors contributed to the increase, a stronger economy and lower gases prices being two of those factors.
As we approach Labor Day weekend, which will bring an increase in travel, it’s vital that those planning to traveling check and perform any necessary maintenance on their vehicle before traveling and remain focused while driving.
At Miller Law Group we have extensive experience representing people injured as a result of vehicle accidents. Whether you or one of your family members are the injured party, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney to understand your options. Contact Miller Law Group at 919-348-4361 for a free consultation today.