Firm Logo
201-231-7847

Crash-related costs average $41 billion per year

May 14, 2011

A recent analysis of the most recent crash data, from 2005, shows that there is an estimated $41 billion in medical and work loss expenses per year.

The study, which was released on Wednesday, was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Gwen Bergen, a behavioral scientist with the CDC Injury Center, said concerning the estimated yearly motor vehicle accident costs, “By showing these costs, we can really highlight that these are younger people being killed and it results in a high loss of productivity to society.”

Over 30,000 people die each year as a result of motor vehicle accidents, which are the leading cause of death among people between 5 and 34 years of age.

At the top of list of states with the highest annual costs California, then Texas, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New York, Illinois, Ohio and Tennessee. Almost half of the nation’s crash-related death costs were borne by these 10 states.

The study also made recommendations for each state for the prevention of accident-related deaths. Among those were recommendations for stricter seat belt laws, graduated driver’s license programs and requirements for child safety car seats for varying sizes and ages. Curfews for teenage drivers and limits on how many underage passengers are allowed to ride in a vehicle with a young driver were also among the recommendations, as well as primary seat belt laws.

Primary seat belt laws allow for police enforcement even where there is no other offense present.

Source: Reuters, “Study: $41 billion yearly losses due to crash-related deaths,” Lauren Keiper, 11 May 2011.

“Smart, creative and

aggressive lawyers who put

their client’s interests first" —

"The Epstein Law Firm recently obtained a multi-million dollar settlement in an extremely complex and difficult financial services case. He and his team not only mastered the complex issues in the case, but also expertly handled all aspects of the negotiations. I cannot thank Michael enough for his dedication and hard work, and I highly recommend him and The Epstein Law Firm for those who need smart, creative, and aggressive lawyers who put their clients’ interests first.”

"The Epstein Law Firm recently obtained a multi-million dollar settlement in an extremely complex and difficult financial services case. He and his team not only mastered the complex issues in the case, but also expertly handled all aspects of the negotiations. I cannot thank Michael enough for his dedication and hard work, and I highly recommend him and The Epstein Law Firm for those who need smart, creative, and aggressive lawyers who put their clients’ interests first.”

More Five Star Reviews
TNTL Top 100
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Super Lawyers
Ten Leaders
NJ Supreme Court Certified Attorney
ABOTA
NADC Nations Top One Percent
TNTL Top 100
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Super Lawyers
Ten Leaders
NJ Supreme Court Certified Attorney
ABOTA
NADC Nations Top One Percent
TNTL Top 100
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Super Lawyers
Ten Leaders
NJ Supreme Court Certified Attorney
ABOTA
NADC Nations Top One Percent
© 2022 The Epstein Law Firm. All Rights Reserved.Disclaimer.Site Map.