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$$$ THE COSTS OF CRASHES $$$

As an attorney dedicated to helping car and truck accident victims, I am reminded every day of the terrible toll of motor vehicle wrecks on our nation. First and foremost is the human element, as many people struggle with serious injuries or even the loss of a loved one due to a crash.

But there is also a very real economic impact as well.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated that the annual costs of medical care and productivity losses associated with injuries from motor vehicle crashes to be almost $100 billion. Of that $100 billion, $17 billion is estimated for direct medical care alone. To put this in perspective, the total annual costs amount to nearly $500 for every single licensed driver in the United States.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the one year costs for fatal and non-fatal crash related injuries totaled $70 billion for people riding in cars and light trucks, $12 billion for motorcyclist, $10 billion for pedestrians and $5 billion for bicyclists.

For more information on improving child safety and teen driver safety, reducing alcohol-impaired driving, and increasing safety belt use, please go to www.cdc.gov.


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