Car Accident Statistics

What you need to know about car accidents

Car accidents are not unusual in North Carolina or anywhere in the United States. Consider the following facts about car accident fatalities:

  • Car accidents are the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 3 and 34 (based on 2007 data), according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
  • On average, 93 people died each day in automobile crashes in 2009 — one every 16 minutes.
  • North Carolina's fatality rate of 15.4 per 100,000 population is higher than the U.S. average of 12.25 per 100,000.
  • In 2008, 1,428 of the 37,261 automobile-related fatalities that occurred nationwide happened in North Carolina. (Source: NHTSA)
  • In 2009, the automobile fatality rate in North Carolina declined 8 percent to 1,314 from 1,428

Contact a North Carolina car accident lawyer

If you or a loved was injured in an automobile accident, contact an experienced North Carolina personal injury lawyer. We may be able to help you prepare your claim. Call 1-866-900-7078 for a free case evaluation. At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we combine quality representation with exceptional service. Let us help you seek the justice you may deserve. Contact our offices today.