2021 Saw Surge in U.S. Traffic Deaths
According to early reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 43,000 people lost their lives in motor vehicle accidents in 2021, the highest number of fatalities since 2005.
Which are the most dangerous roads in Florida? How can Florida car accident lawyers help after you have been injured or lost a loved one in a crash? Read on for this information and more.
Want to discuss your case with expert Florida wrongful death lawyers? Schedule a free consultation with SteinLaw Injury Lawyers today.
Traffic Deaths Surged to 16-Year High in 2021
Although they are still compiling information before releasing official totals, the NHTSA projects that an estimated 42,915 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes last year, more than any year since 2005 and a 10.5% increase from the 38,824 fatalities in 2020.
Due to the pandemic, people drove fewer miles in 2020, so it is not terribly surprising that an 11.2% increase in miles driven in 2021 would correspond to a 10.5% increase in fatalities. However, these numbers are still quite disturbing after the number of deaths had been trending downward for many years previously. For example, 2019 only saw 36,096 fatalities due to motor vehicle traffic crashes.
The Most Dangerous Roads in Florida
One way you can help keep yourself and your family safe is to avoid the deadliest roads in Florida when possible:
1. I-95 Express Toll in Little River, Miami, FL
2. Beach Blvd in Jacksonville, FL
3. 66th St. in Largo, FL
4. I-95 in North Miami, FL
5. Semoran Blvd in Casselberry, FL
6. NW 79th St. in West Little River, FL
7. W State Hwy 60 in Plant City, FL
8. 34th St N. in St. Petersberg, FL
9. NW 54th St. in Miami, FL
10. Cortez Rd W. in Bradenton, FL
How Florida Car Accident Lawyers Can Help You
If you were injured in a car accident that was not your fault, or if you lost your spouse, child, parent, or certain other loved ones in an accident they did not cause, Florida car accident lawyers like the experienced professionals at SteinLaw may be able to help you get compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and more.
Compensation for Car Accident Victims
Generally, the insurance company of the at-fault driver is responsible for paying the medical bills for the accident victims. However, insurance companies make their profits by paying out as little as they can get away with.
Experienced personal injury lawyers know how to get the insurance companies to pay what they really owe you, including for things like:
- Current and future medical bills for injuries sustained in the crash
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Lost ability to work
- Pain and suffering
- And more
Wrongful Death Compensation
People with specific relationships to a person killed in a car accident that was not their fault may be entitled to wrongful death compensation. Those specific relationships include a surviving spouse, parent, child, adoptive sibling, or a blood relative who is financially dependent on the deceased. These survivors may be able to get several types of damages, including:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical expenses related to the fatal injuries
- Financial support provided by the decedent
- Estimated earnings and future earning potential of the deceased
- Pain and suffering between the time of the injury and the time of death
- Loss of companionship, guidance, and love from the deceased
Wrongful death cases can be complicated, so contact a Florida wrongful death lawyer today for a free consultation.
Lost a Loved One? Schedule a Consultation With Florida Wrongful Death Lawyers
If you lost a loved one in a car crash or suffered injuries in an accident that was not your fault, contact the professional Florida car accident lawyers at SteinLaw. We may be able to get you the compensation you deserve.
We have locations all across South Florida to serve you, so make an appointment with SteinLaw Injury Lawyers today.