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What is the Fiscal Impact On Drivers For The Cost of Fatal Car Accidents?

Our Michigan car accident lawyers represent clients in car accidents involving cars, motorcycles, bicycles, trucks, and pedestrians. We are dedicated to protecting your interests and handling your case with personal attention, professionalism, and compassion. We have successfully represented injury and accident victims for over forty years.

Cost of Car Accidents vs. Traffic Congestion

The number of car accidents that take place in our nation, let alone Michigan itself is significant. As a resource to our clients, our Michigan car accident attorneys would like to share a report by auto club AAA. The study was conducted from 2009 data and compares the cost of auto accidents to traffic congestion.

The report conducted this study in 99 cities across the country and concluded that in those urban cities, the cost of auto accidents was three times more than the cost of congestion, such as loss of driver's time and fuel lost while sitting in heavy traffic. Other interesting statistics include:
  • The cost of a motor vehicle accident was $299.5 billion vs. $99.7 billion in congestion costs
  • An injury only accident costs motorists $126,000 on average
  • A fatal car accident costs motorist over $6 million on average
  • Costs for fatal car accidents and serious injury cases has risen since 2005 - fatal traffic accident costing $3.24 million vs an injury crash $68,179

Michigan Car Accident Lawyers & Highway Safety

Our Michigan car crash lawyers always support road safety and highway funding measures that will help prevent fatal or serious injury related accidents. According to David Schrank, author and researcher from Texas A&M, 25% to 40% of congestion results from weather related events, accidents, and large debris in the road. In fact, auto accident crashes are the leading cause of death in people ages 5 to 34 in the United States.

We advise Michigan drivers to be cautious of their speed in bad weather conditions and to always have full attention on the road. Too often, Michigan auto accidents are caused by distracted drivers who are not paying attention to the road. Many accidents can be avoided by paying close attention to the road, which includes taking weather conditions into consideration while driving your vehicle. 

FREE Michigan Car Accident Book

Our own book, written by Michigan auto accident lawyer Daniel L. Buckfire, "The Ultimate Michigan Car Accident Handbook," has been called the best book ever written for persons injured in Michigan car accidents. It answers all of your questions about your legal rights against negligent drivers as well as your available benefits under the Michigan No-Fault Law. And the best part is, We'll send it to you for FREE!

Statute of Limitations For Michigan Car Accident Lawsuits

The statute of limitations for Michigan automobile negligence cases varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a lawsuit within three years of the date of the accident. This time frame is different for uninsured motorists' cases and is typically much shorter. Victims of car accidents should contact a Michigan auto accident lawyer immediately to discuss their case.

Michigan Car Accident Lawyers No Fee Promise

Our accident lawyers will represent you in your case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!

Contact Your Michigan Car Accident Lawyer

Individuals injured in a Michigan auto accident should contact our experienced Michigan car accident attorneys at 800-606-1717. Our office will start working on your case immediately and begin gathering the witness statements and evidence to prove and win your case.