Accidents happen all the time, they’re a daily occurrence for most of us. But serious accidents, such as car accidents, are also incredibly common. You may unexpectedly need hit and run attorney services or a personal injury lawyer. Filing something such as a car accident injury claim can be terrifying if you have no knowledge of accidents or the subsequent actions. Take a look at some statistics to brush up on the basics!
Ages 15-24 and ages 45 and up have the highest rates of bicycle deaths, and males are more likely to be killed or injured than females.
Almost half of bicyclist deaths occur between 4 p.m. and midnight, in urban, non-intersection locations.
Bicycle injuries alone cause more hospitalizations for head injuries each year than nine other sports, including: baseball, football, skateboards, kick scooters, horseback riding, snowboarding, ice hockey, in-line skating and lacrosse.
Unhelmeted cyclists rack up $2.3 billion of indirect injury costs each year.
In 2006, 95% of bicyclists killed were not wearing helmets.
Two-thirds of bicyclists who were killed and one-eighth of those injured suffered from brain injuries. For those injured, a brain injury settlement may help with healthcare costs.
3 out of 4 drivers are never cited for hitting and killing pedestrians, according to a study done by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition.
37% of fatal bike versus car crashes involved a cyclist or driver who had been drinking.
60% of personal injury lawsuits are won by the plaintiff in the United States according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
The most common personal injury lawsuits filed in the U.S. stem from car accidents.
Every seven minutes a pedestrian in the United States is injured.
The second highest median for damage awards from personal injury come from product liability cases- which award $300,000 on average.
Personal injury lawsuits are settled pretrial 96% of the time.
Distracted drivers are the cause of 20% of car accidents in the U.S.
Each year, 3 million people are injured and 40,000 are killed in the 5.5 million car accidents in the United States.
Bicyclists are at a much higher risk of injury and death than drivers of motor vehicles, even though trips taken by bicycle only account for 1% of all trips taken.
Have you ever had to use hit and run attorney services or personal injury lawyers? What advice would you give to others? Let us know in the comments!