A stunning report from The Washington Post confirms that, since 2000, more Americans have lost their lives in car crashes since both World Wars.
In this issue, the Alaska personal injury lawyers at Barber & Associates will talk more about the causes of the accidents, and what you can do if someone in your family experiences a similar account.
More People Killed in Crashes Than Both World Wars
According to the report, more than 624,000 Americans have tragically lost their lives from injuries sustained in car crashes since 2000. That easily surpasses the 535,000 American military service members during World War I and World War II.
Additionally, over 30 million Americans were seriously injured in crashes during the same timeframe.
What are the leading causes of the car crashes?
“Where’s the social outrage? There should be social outrage,” said the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board.
That plea is especially appropriate considering that the majority of the wrecks examined for the report were caused by drunk and distracted driving, and speeding.
What can I do if a loved one is killed in a car crash?
Here in Alaska, wrongful death lawsuits can be filed only by a legal representative (surviving spouse, domestic partner, children) of the person’s estate.
Compensation is not taxable, and must be used to benefit the surviving spouse, children and other dependents of the victim first. If there aren’t any, the award then goes directly to the victim’s estate.
Injured By Someone Else? Call the Alaska Personal Injury Lawyers With Barber & Associates.
Our approach is to fight aggressively on your behalf to secure proper compensation to cover damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, lost earning capacity, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life and other damages.