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Auto Accident 2.15.2024

Don't Become a Statistic: Michigan Traffic Crash Data and How the Joseph Dedvukaj Firm Can Help

Michigan's roads are a network connecting families, communities, and commerce.  However, these roads can also be a source of danger. According to data from the Michigan State Police, traffic crashes are a leading cause of injury and death in the state. Understanding these statistics and how to stay safe on the road is crucial. 

When it comes to car accidents, there is no such thing as a good one. Even minor accidents with no injuries or damages can have a major impact on your insurance rates and driving record. The Joseph Dedvukaj Firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of those injured in car accidents. 

Michigan Traffic Crash Statistics: A Sobering Reality

Let's delve into some key statistics from the Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting System (TCRS) to understand the scope of the problem:

  • Overall Crashes: In 2022, Michigan saw over 320,000 reported traffic crashes. This translates to an average of nearly 900 crashes every single day.
  • Fatalities: Tragically, over 700 people lost their lives in traffic crashes on Michigan roads in 2022. This means an average of two lives lost every single day.
  • Injuries: Traffic crashes resulted in over 130,000 injuries in 2022. These injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to life-altering disabilities.
  • Distracted Driving: Distracted driving, including using cell phones or electronic devices, was a contributing factor in over 18,000 crashes in 2022. This equates to nearly 6% of all crashes. Though advancing technology makes it easier to stay in communication with your loved ones while driving, the risk does not go away just because your phone is not in your hands. 
  • Drunk Driving: Alcohol-related crashes remain a significant concern. Over 11,000 crashes in 2022 involved alcohol impairment, resulting in hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries.
  • Speeding: Speeding contributed to over 23,000 crashes in 2022. Excessive speed significantly increases the risk of severe injury or death in the event of a collision and can have a major impact on your reaction time.
  • Vulnerable Road Users: Pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists are especially vulnerable in traffic crashes. Over 800 crashes in 2022 involved pedestrians, resulting in over 100 fatalities.

The Human Cost of Traffic Crashes

These statistics represent more than just numbers. They represent lives lost, families shattered, and futures forever altered.  The physical, emotional, and financial consequences of traffic crashes can be devastating. Even seemingly minor injuries can lead to significant medical bills, lost wages, and long-term pain and suffering.

How the Joseph Dedvukaj Firm Can Help

If you have been injured in a traffic crash caused by someone else's negligence, the Joseph Dedvukaj Firm is here for you. Our experienced team of personal injury attorneys understands the complexities of car accident cases and is dedicated to fighting for the compensation you deserve.

Here's how we can help:

  • Investigating the Accident: We will thoroughly investigate the cause of the crash, gathering evidence to hold the at-fault party accountable.
  • Building a Strong Case: Our legal team will meticulously analyze all available evidence, including police reports, medical records, and witness testimonies, to build a compelling case on your behalf.
  • Negotiating with Insurance Companies: Insurance companies often attempt to minimize settlements. We have the experience and skills to negotiate a fair settlement that reflects the full extent of your damages.
  • Representing You in Court: If necessary, we will represent you aggressively in court to ensure your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve.

Preventing Traffic Crashes: Sharing the Road Safely

When it comes to car accidents, the best offense is a good defense. Avoiding the highest risk factors is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones. While accidents can happen, there are steps you can take to stay safe on the road:

  • Eliminate Distracted Driving: No text is worth your life. Put your phone away and focus on the road.
  • Never Drive Under the Influence: Alcohol and drugs impair your judgment and reaction time.
  • Obey Speed Limits: As much as 20% of car accidents happened under poor weather conditions in 2023. Adjust your speed for weather conditions and traffic flow.
  • Always Wear Your Seatbelt: Seatbelts are your best defense in a crash and have saved countless lives.
  • Be Aware of Your Surroundings: Pay attention to other drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists while behind the wheel.
  • Leave Ample Following Distance: Leaving 2 car links between you and the vehicle in front of you allows you time to react to sudden stops.
  • Drive Defensively: Assume other drivers may make mistakes and anticipate their actions.
  • Maintain Your Vehicle: Regular maintenance ensures your car is in safe operating condition.

The Joseph Dedvukaj Firm: Your Advocate After a Traffic Crash

Traffic crashes are a harsh reality on Michigan roads. If you've been injured in a crash, trust the experienced professionals at The Joseph Dedvukaj Firm to protect you and your rights. Give us a call today at 212-608-3734 or visit us online to schedule your free consultation.

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