How many traffic deaths occur each year in Florida?

According to data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 2,225 car crashes resulted in death in 2013, for a total of 2,403 deaths. Practically, about seven people died statewide each day. 

Nationwide, motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death, particularly among people under the age of 44.

There is some good news: traffic deaths have been declining in Florida for the past several years, from a high of over 3,500 in 2005 to under 2,500 in 2013. This represents a reduction of over 28 percent over the past eight years.

When a person is killed in an automobile accident caused by another’s negligence, his or her family may be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. If you believe you have a wrongful death claim, consulting with a skilled and experienced attorney is the first step to getting justice. Please schedule a consultation with Joyce & Reyes to learn more.

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