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Serious injuries from a car accident or an accident at work? 

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES REMAIN THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR INDIVIDUALS BETWEEN THE AGES OF THREE AND 34

 

32,885 people died on the highways in 2010. That amounts to one death every 16 minutes. One person dead every 16 minutes and a lot more injured.

Safety improvements such as airbags along with mandatory seatbelt use laws and stricter enforcement of DUI laws have helped. The number of deaths in 2010 was 2.9% below 2009's numbers and the lowest level since record keeping began in 1949!

 

 

Looking for a new car?

Choose from the list of Top Safety Picks put out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) A record number of models qualified to be on the list for the second year.

Use common sense when reading the list-A top rated subcompact may be no more safe then a lower rated full size car-the laws of physics still apply and a larger, heavier vehicle offers greater crash protection.

Contrary to what the insurance companies want you to believe, a lot of people are seriously injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents. Some of the deaths are a result of negligence or a design defect. If there was negligence involved, there may be a wrongful death claim. If you or a family member have been seriously injured you can get free information on how to protect your rights - before you negotiate with the Insurance company-and before you hire an attorney. Insome cases, you will not need an attorney. There are times when you may be better off handling the claim yourself. An attorney will help you decide.