Recent Accident and Injury Data

According to NHTSA, deaths and injuries resulting from motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for persons from age 2 through 33 years-and old. In 2013, 32,719 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States, a 3.1-percent decrease from the 33,782 fatal-ities in 2012. This decline shows a continuation in the general decline in fatalities that started in 2006, except for the increase in 2012, according to NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).

In 2013, an estimated 2.31 million people were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes, com¬pared to 2.36 million in 2012 according to NHTSA’s National Automotive Sampling System (NASS) General Estimates System (GES), a decrease of 2.1 percent. The change in the number of injured people from 2012 to 2013 is not statisti¬cally significant (See NHTSA DOT HS 812 101 ~ December 2014).

At 21,132 fatalities, the number of passenger vehicle occupants who died in 2013 is the lowest on record. Deaths among passenger vehicle occupants had shown an increase in 2012, the first since 2002, but in 2013, the 3-percent decrease resumed the general downward trend in this category. One notable decrease was the 6.4-percent decrease in the number of motorcyclists who lost their lives on the roadways in 2013—318 fewer motorcyclists. This was the first decrease in motorcyclist fatalities since 2009, the only other decrease since 1997. Pedestrian fatalities decreased by 1.7 percent from 2012 to 2013. It is the first decrease since 2009 and is important at a time of growing concern over pedestrian safety (See NHTSA DOT HS 812 101 ~ December 2014).

Vehicle occupants accounted for 68 percent and motorcylists accounted for 15 percent of traffic fatalities in 2012. The remaining 17 percent were pedestrians, pedalcyclists, and other non-occupants. In 2012 there were 14,792 fatalities in alcohol-related crashes. NHTSA estimates that alcohol was involved in 47% percent of fatal crashes in 2012. Alcohol and speeding are clearly a deadly combination. (See NHTSA DOT HS 811 856 ~ November 2013).

The Danda Law Firm in understands an injury is personal and can impact the entire family. We are prepared to immediately take action on your behalf and relieve you of the burden of dealing with the insurance company and the at-fault party who caused your injuries.

The Danda Law Firm is available to be your attorney and will represent you to the full extent under the law and provide you with a fair recovery which can only be authorized by you. There is no charge for an initial consultation. 

Plus, we are aware that you were injured and that your car has been damaged and may not be drivable.  Thus, we will meet with you at home, in the hospital or the place of your choice.  The Danda Law Firm is located in Metro Atlanta which allows us to conveniently serve you in Metro Atlanta or anywhere in Georgia.

The lawyers at The Danda Law Firm have been helping injured people in Atlanta and throughout Georgia recover their just financial compensation since 1979.  Call our office at 770.938.0977 or 800.983.8720.