As injury attorneys in Chicago, we have represented many clients who have been injured in auto accidents and have seen firsthand the devastating effects an auto accident can have on peoples’ lives. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, in 2017 alone, there were 1,077 fatalities from car crashes. Globally, there are about 1.3 million people who die in auto accidents annually, which averages out to 3,287 deaths a day. Take the proper steps to drive carefully to ensure you aren’t another statistic.
Seatbelts Are Crucial
Of the 1,077 fatalities in Illinois in 2017, only 316 of those people were wearing seatbelts. If you don’t regularly wear a seatbelt, even when traveling shorter distances, you put yourself at risk for injury and even death. Approximately 20-50 million people around the world are either injured or disabled from auto accidents every year.
Younger Demographic is At Risk
Did you know that more than half of all deaths from auto accidents occur to those ages 15-44? Auto accidents are the leading cause of death for people ages 15-29 as well as the second leading cause of death globally for those ages 5-14. If you are a young driver or you know someone who is, encourage them to keep distractions while driving to a minimum. Music shouldn’t be too loud; cell phones should be put away and everyone in the car should wear a seatbelt at all times.
Contact the Law Offices of Daniel E. Goodman Today
If you or a loved one is in need of an injury attorney in Chicago due to an automobile accident, contact us today to get started.