“10 Shocking Statistics About Car Crash Claims That Will Make You Think Twice Before Driving”
It goes without saying that car crashes are one of the most dangerous and costly things that can happen to drivers. Unfortunately, road accidents are all too common, with a total of 6,296,000 reported crashes in 2019 alone. But what’s even more shocking is the statistics behind those crash claims. From the types of cars most likely to crash to the costs associated with them, here are 10 shocking statistics about car crash claims that will make you think twice before driving.
1. The average payout for property damage from a car crash is $3,500. That’s more than double what the average driver pays for their car each year.
2. Car crashes cost Americans an estimated $871 billion per year in medical bills, lost wages, and other costs associated with injuries and deaths caused by car accidents.
3. There were more than 2 million non-fatal injuries from car crashes in 2019, which is an increase of 4 percent from 2018.
4. In 2019, there were 36,096 fatal car crashes in the United States—an increase of 2 percent from 2018.
5. The top three cars most likely to be involved in a crash are the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Ford F-150 pickup truck.
6. The risk of being involved in a fatal crash is greatest for young people aged 16-24.
7. Seatbelt use reduces your chance of being killed in a car crash by 45 percent and your chance of being seriously injured by 50 percent.
8. Nearly half (47%) of all distracted driving fatalities involve cell phone use while driving.
9. The average insurance claim payout for an injury sustained in a car crash is around $15,443—a 7 percent increase from 2018.
10. Car crashes are responsible for nearly 40% of all personal injury lawsuits filed each year in the United States—up from 33% just five years ago.
These statistics are sobering reminders that driving can be incredibly dangerous—even if you’re a safe driver! The costs associated with a car crash can be astronomical, ranging from medical bills to lost wages to increased insurance premiums and repair costs—not to mention emotional trauma and other damages that can’t be quantified or calculated into dollar amounts but still hurt deeply and last long after the accident has passed.. That’s why it’s so important to have an experienced attorney on your side if you ever find yourself facing a car crash claim or lawsuit—someone who understands how to navigate the legal system and fight for your rights as an injured person or victim of negligence or recklessness on behalf of another driver or entity like a manufacturer or municipality.. With their help and guidance, you can get the compensation you deserve and help ensure that justice is served—for both yourself and others who may have been affected by the same accident or incident.