Camden County Auto Accident Lawyers: Study Shows Car Crash Fatalities Less Likely in Large Cities
The South Jersey automobile accident attorneys at Legome & Associates recently reviewed a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that looked at auto accident data from the year 2009. The results appeared in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Auto accidents continue to be a leading cause of injury and death in the United States.
Fatal Car Crash Statistics
The researchers reviewed data from the year 2009 from both the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Vital Statistics System. The researchers discovered the fatality rate from automobile crashes is lower in the 50 largest cities than the overall national rate. It was reported that the largest metropolitan areas in the country had a rate of 8.2 deaths per 100,000 people compared to the rate for the nation, which was 11.1 deaths per 100,000 people. Thirty-seven out of the 50 metropolitan areas, which is equivalent to 74 percent, had rates of automobile accidents lower than the national rate. Interestingly, the people in the 50 largest metropolitan areas accounted for 54 percent of the population in the United States but only accounted for 40 percent of the deaths from car accidents that year.
Local Statistics for Auto Accident Fatalities
The city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, had a reported 111 car accident fatalities with a rate of 7.1 deaths per 100,000 people. Additional information was noted for a larger combined area that included Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Camden, New Jersey, Wilmington, Delaware, and Maryland. This group reported a total of 444 auto accident deaths with a rate of 7.3 deaths per 100,000 people. Both of these statistics were lower than the national rate for fatal accidents.
Additional Research and Prevention Programs Needed To Reduce Auto Accident Deaths
The researchers suggest that additional studies that look into how development in large urban areas relates to auto accident fatalities need to be explored as well as the continuation of finding and initiating successful programs to help decrease the number of car crash fatalities in this country. Some interventions that have gained attention and may help reduce the number of deaths from car crashes are graduated driver licensing programs and alcohol-impaired driving prevention programs.
Contact the Camden County Automobile Accident Attorneys at Legome & Associates
The Camden County auto accident attorneys at Legome & Associates are a legal team comprised of experienced and compassionate professionals who dedicate a key area of their practice to assist victims and their families involved in auto accidents. We have extensive experience in handling all types of transportation accidents. If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash, contact one of our automobile accident lawyers to discuss the details of your case. We can advise you of your rights, build a strong case on your behalf, and seek the financial compensation for your injuries such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages sustained as a result of the accident. We represent clients throughout South Jersey, including the communities of Cherry Hill, Moorestown, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Voorhees, Mount Laurel, and Berlin. Call our Haddonfield, New Jersey office at 856-528-3284 to schedule an appointment for a free and confidential consultation with one of our auto accident lawyers or contact us online.