Maryland’s crash statistics can better help you understand the problems on the roads in your area. If you’ve recently been involved in a car accident or been hit by a dangerous driver, these statistics may be able to help you put together a strong case for a civil lawsuit. Here are some of the most commonly asked for statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
How much do fatal crashes cost on average each year in Maryland?
Every year, the number of crashes in the state varies, but the average costs from 2013 are estimated to be $690 million.
How many fatal injuries were a result of crashes in Maryland?
In 2013, over 530 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes. These crashes, in most cases, could have been avoided with regulations including graduated licensing programs and others.
Are crashes caused by dangerous driving habits?
Interestingly, many crashes are avoidable if drivers simply pay attention. The incidents are most commonly caused by driver errors, which can be eliminated if drivers pay attention to the road and avoid driving when tired.
Traffic collisions resulting in deaths cost Maryland $6 million in medical costs and around $684 million in lost work. In total, all the crashes in the United States resulted in a shocking $44 billion in medical and work loss costs.
These crashes are among the top 10 causes of deaths for those between the ages of one and 54, showing just how vital it is for drivers to be better informed about driving safely and keeping safe while on the roads.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths: Costly but Preventable,” accessed Feb. 18, 2016