For many people in central Florida, driving their vehicle is the preferred mode of transportation. They are very convenient and allow people to come and go as they please and are often times the fastest way to get to their destination. Usually that is what occurs as well. People drive to their destination and then drive home and arrive there safely. However, any time people drive there is a chance that they could be involved in a car accident and suffer injuries as a result.
Florida motor vehicle accident statistics 2020
There are many motor vehicle accidents each year in Florida. Preliminary data from 2020 indicates that there were almost 340,000 accidents. In approximately 140,000 of those crashes people suffered injuries and a total of approximately 212,000 people were injured in those accidents. There were also 3,050 fatal accidents and approximately 3,286 fatalities.
Florida motor vehicle accident statistics 2019
These numbers are generally lower than 2019, which had over 400,000 accidents and approximately 167,000 accidents resulting in injuries resulting in approximately 255,000 injuries. This can be attributed to more drivers on the roads in 2019 than 2020. However, what is surprising is that the number of fatalities was lower in 2019 which had 3,135 fatalities.
The injuries people suffer in these accidents can be devastating for the victims and leave them in very difficult positions both physically and financially as they recover from their injuries. Medical treatment and rehabilitation can be very expensive and people may not be able to work while recovering meaning they are losing income as well. While it will not help heal the injuries, the victims of these accidents may be able to obtain compensation to at least alleviate the financial hardships they may face.
As the statistics demonstrate, many people are injured on the Florida roads each year. Experienced attorneys understand how devastating the injuries can be and may be able to help one become whole after the accident.