Statistics About And Causes Of Michigan Auto Accidents
Approximately 35 motor vehicle accidents happen in the state of Michigan every hour. These accidents often have an overwhelming impact on victims and their families.
If you have been injured in an accident, or your loved one lost their life, as a result of another driver’s actions, turn to our experienced attorneys at the Livonia office of Vahdat Weisman Law. You may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens you face moving forward after your serious car accident.
Statistics To Know
Statistics from the Michigan State Police Criminal Justice Information Center Crash Statistics show the following trends:
- Each year, more than 312,000 traffic collisions occur in Michigan.
- More than 78,000 people are injured in accidents annually.
- More than 1,700 bicyclists are injured in collisions annually.
- Over 2,400 pedestrians are injured in accidents each year.
Although we want to believe that everyone recovers from their injuries, this is far from true. Numerous people lose their lives in collisions throughout Michigan annually, including:
- Around 1,000 people lose their lives each year in traffic-related accidents.
- Around 160 pedestrians lose their lives in traffic accidents each year.
- More than 20 bicyclists are killed each year in our state.
- Around 25% of traffic-related fatalities are a result of drunk or impaired drivers.
Common Causes Of Vehicle Collisions
Although auto collisions can happen for any reason, certain factors contribute to collisions more often than others. Some of the cases our team at Vahdat Weisman Law handles for our clients include those surrounding accidents caused by:
- Distracted driving: Drivers who eat, text, talk on their phones or engage in other activities while driving often lose sight of the road ahead and other vehicles on the road.
- Unfamiliar roadways: Not being familiar with a road can result in you missing a stop sign, a red light, wrong-way signs, and other important traffic control devices and signs.
- Defective parts: Vehicles with faulty wiring, jammed accelerators, tire imperfections, and defective brakes are extremely difficult to handle and maintain control over.
- Fatigued driving: Driving while tired is a leading cause of truck accidents throughout the country. Those who drive rideshare vehicles and other commercial vehicles are at greater risk of being involved in accidents after falling asleep or dozing off.
- Impaired driving: Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, whether illegal drugs or prescription drugs, often cause serious accidents.
- Speeding drivers: Drivers who travel at high speeds are unable to maintain control of their vehicles around curved roadways. In some instances, drivers who are traveling too fast are unable to stop in time to avoid collisions.
We Are Here To Help
Being injured in a motor vehicle accident can have a detrimental impact on a person’s health and well-being. Victims are forced to endure overwhelming mental and physical issues, and they are often overwhelmed with stacking financial burdens from medical treatment, being forced out of work, property repairs and more. Unfortunately, the financial burdens imposed on victims often spread to their families, who are dealing with the life-changing consequences as well. When victims are harmed in auto accidents resulting from the negligent, reckless, careless or malicious actions of others, it is crucial that they seek guidance from a skilled legal team in Michigan as soon as possible.
Discuss Your Case And Options Today
If you were injured in an automobile accident and want to discuss legal options available to you, contact our firm at 877-903-7401. You can also send us an email using our online form. Our attorneys are available 24 hours a day to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at your earliest convenience.