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Florida Auto Accident Statistics

Car accidents occur every day ¾ and most are the result of negligence. Actions such as tailgating, unsafe lane changing and speeding gain little for the offending driver but endanger the lives of everyone on the road. What you may not realize is that driving is likely the most dangerous behavior you engage in on a daily basis. Take a look at the following statistics for auto accidents in the State of Florida for year 2010:

  • There were a total of 235,461 accidents
  • It was estimated that an average of 645 auto accidents occurred every day in the Sunshine State
  • 2,444 people lost their lives in auto accidents
  • As a result of auto collisions, there were 195,104 reported injuries
  • Alcohol was involved in 794 fatalities
  • 12,168 people were injured in alcohol related auto accidents
  • 499 pedestrians were killed by automobiles
  • The number of pedestrian deaths rose between 2009 and 2010 by 3.5 percent from 482 to 499
  • There were 1,236 drug related crashes
  • Of those accidents, there were 957 injuries and 106 fatalities
  • 7,484 motorcyclists were involved in collisions or accidents
  • 350 motorcycle riders died
  • 6,686 riders suffered injuries

Whether you drive a car or motorcycle, if you are in an accident, focus on getting medical help first. Once your injuries are diagnosed and treated, then you should get in contact with an experienced personal injury attorney. He or she can carefully examine the facts and evidence of your case and assist you in filing a claim to obtain just compensation.

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