Port Charlotte Accident Lawyers: Are Deadly Car Crashes on the Rise?

by Carmen Dellutri on October 18, 2012

Florida car accident lawyerThe recent trend of declining motor vehicles fatalities could be reversing, according to a new government report. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently reported a nine percent spike in motor vehicle traffic fatalities for the first half of the year.

As Port Charlotte accident lawyers, the statistics are concerning, particularly given the recent strides to improve driver safety. According to CNN, the last time the NHTSA saw such a dramatic increase was in 1979 when fatalities rose 6.4% in the first six months of the year.

As the NHTSA notes, any increase in fatalities will be more pronounced given the rapid decline in recent years. “While it is too soon to speculate on the contributing factors or potential implications of any increase on our roadways, it should be noted that the historic downward trend in traffic fatalities in the past several years... means any comparison will be to an unprecedented low baseline figure," the report states.

Nonetheless, the American Automobile Association agrees that the figures are "alarming."

"This news is very disturbing," Lon Anderson, spokesman for AAA Mid-Atlantic, said in a statement. "We have worked decades to reduce fatalities in America... but this is a serious shot across the bow, a warning that as we drive more, our roads may not be as safe as we thought they were."

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Port Charlotte accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Port Charlotte injury attorneys for a free consultation. 

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