Traffic fatalities in Florida jumped from 2014 to 2015

Fatal motor vehicle accidents are obviously devastating events that turn families upside down and leave many people suffering emotionally and physically. These crashes happen surprisingly often, and today we want to look at some of the data that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has on these accidents in the state of Florida.

According to the NHTSA, from 2006 to 2008, fatal traffic accidents happened quite often. 3,357 people died in 2006, 3,213 perished in 2007, and 2,980 died in 2008. Those are declining numbers, and in 2009 the fatalities dramatically decreased from there. In that year, 2,560 people died in traffic accidents, and then from 2010 to 2014 the number of fatalities never exceeded 2,494.

However, in 2015 that all changed. Traffic fatalities jumped all the way back up to 2,939 in the state of Florida. One has to wonder if this is the start of another disturbing trend where we see more traffic fatalities for a few years. If that is the case, there will be many families all across this great state who are searching for answers in the wake of a terrible motor vehicle accident.

In many fatal car accidents, there are circumstances that are deemed negligent. Another driver fails to uphold his or her responsibility, and as a result two vehicles collide and someone dies. In these cases, the loved ones of the victim should consult with an attorney and review their case.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "Traffic Safety Performance (Core Outcome) Measures* For Florida," Accessed Aug. 24, 2017

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