Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Handling Personal Injury Claims in the Seattle Area and Throughout Washington Since 1995

My name is Chris Thayer and I am a personal injury attorney practicing in downtown Seattle. I handle personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death claims throughout the greater Seattle area, including Issaquah, Mercer Island and Kirkland.

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Motor Vehicle Deaths

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by Chris Thayer

Alternative TextNo one likes to think about being in a car accident, or their loved one being involved in an accident. Nevertheless, the number of car accidents across the United States is astounding. The National Safety Council conducts studies on the number of accidents, and the number of fatal motor vehicle accidents. On a national level, the National Safety Council estimates that there will be a total of 40,000 fatal car accident by the end of 2018. This number comes from analyzing the first six months of the year. From January to June, there were just under 19,000 fatal deaths from a car accident. This is out of 2.1 million car accidents resulting in any type of injury. From this data, the National Safety Council estimates approximately four million injuries from car crashes and 40,000 fatalities.

While it is interesting to know the national statistics, you are probably more concerned with Washington specific information. So far this year, Washington has reported approximately 234 deaths. Compared to the national statistics, this is a 1% decrease in fatalities.

Now that you know the statistics of car accident injuries and fatalities, you can focus on ways you can try to prevent accidents from occurring:

Even the most safe, defensive, and cautious driver can be involved in an accident. In those instances, the personal injury attorneys at Pivotal Law Group are here for you. We know that the fallout of an injury from a car accident can be devastating. Contact us for a consultation. We want to work with you to get the best results possible given the circumstances of your case.

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