The Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers of Yearout & Traylor, P.C. Discuss Alabama Traffic Accident Statistics
In 2009, the latest year for which information is available, there were a total of 123,690 traffic accidents reported in the state of Alabama. Of these reported accidents, 27,667 caused injury to one or more of the individuals involved. This represents an 8% increase in accidents causing injury from the previous year, though the total number of accidents actually decreased slightly in the same period.
This traffic accident data revealed significant differences between accidents occurring in urban and rural areas. Accidents occurring in rural areas resulted in injury almost 30% of the time, whereas less than 20% of accidents in urban areas caused injury. Furthermore, rural accidents were far more likely to result in fatality: nearly 3 out of every 200 rural accidents resulted in the death of a driver or passenger, whereas only 3 out of every 1000 accidents led to fatalities in urban areas.
No matter where a motor vehicle accident occurs, it can have significant consequences for those involved. Individuals injured in an automotive accident caused by another person’s reckless or negligent behavior are entitled to pursue compensation for their damages. The Birmingham personal injury lawyers of Yearout & Traylor, P.C. are prepared to assist all those who have been injured by another driver’s irresponsible actions in pursuing a personal injury claim.
About the Firm
Founded in 1984, Yearout & Traylor, P.C. has two decades of experience trying cases on behalf of individuals and businesses that have been hurt or taken advantage of as the result of the wrongful conduct of others. The firm’s lawyers have a wide variety of experience in personal injury and other forms of civil litigation. For more information about the firm’s services, visit the website at www.yearout.net.
Year out & Traylor, P.C.
3300 Cahaba Road, Suite 300
Birmingham, AL 35223