Many of our readers have probably seen the aftermath of an accident on the side of the road, sometimes with emergency crews working hard to render medical treatment and help those involved in the crash. Still, some may be shocked by what the statistics show about motor vehicle accidents in America.
According to statistics kept by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 100 people are killed in America every day in motor vehicle accidents. Impaired driving, distracted driving, the lack of use of seat belts, teen drivers, older drivers – these are all factors that must be considered when evaluating the statistics about motor vehicle accidents in America.
The statistics show that nearly 41,000 people died in America due to motor vehicle accidents in 2020 alone. Thousands more likely suffered serious injuries in these types of crashes.
What happens after you have been injured in a car accident in Louisiana? Well, if the accident was caused due to another driver’s negligence, you may be able to pursue compensation for your damages through a personal injury lawsuit.
If you think you have a claim, you may need to move fast. There are time limits involved for any attempt to file a personal injury lawsuit in Louisiana. If you wait too long, you may be barred from pursuing a claim, which means you would not have an opportunity to seek financial compensation to cover your costs associated with the motor vehicle accident.