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Are Delaware Auto Accidents On the Rise?

A Discussion of Recent Crash Statistics by a DE Auto Accident Lawyer

The auto accident and injury lawyers at our firm have handled hundreds of auto injury cases over the last 30 years, and during that time, we’ve seen no shortage of auto accident cases. The reality is that traffic accidents in Delaware are on the rise and have been over the last several years.

On average, there are roughly 22,000 auto accidents in the state of Delaware every year. That’s over 60 car, truck and pedestrian accidents each day on Delaware’s roadways.

The chart below shows the increase in the total number of traffic accidents per year, from 2010 through 2014. The data indicates that over a 5 year period, there has been an 11% increase in the annual number of traffic accidents in Delaware.

Delaware auto accident data 2010 - 2014_mini

Fatal Auto Accidents in Delaware – Are Also Rising

Traffic accidents in Delaware, i.e., car accidents or pedestrian accidents, are one of the most common causes of accidental deaths. According to annual traffic accident reports issued by the Delaware Department of Transportation and the Delaware State Police, the number of fatal auto accidents per year is increasing.

The table below shows the total number of fatal auto accidents in Delaware from 2010 through 2014. In 2010, there were 94 fatal accidents, or less than 8 per month. In 2014, there were 125 fatal accidents, or roughly 10.5 per month. That’s a 33% increase in the annual number of fatal auto accident deaths.

Delaware Fatal Traffic Accident Numbers 2010-2014_mini

The trend is likely to continue in 2015. According to early data from the Delaware State Police, there were more fatal auto accidents in the first few months of 2015 than there were in 2014.

Legal Rights for Delaware Auto Accident Injuries

Whether it’s due to distracted driving, drunk driving or carelessness, auto accidents can result in major injuries including fractures, spinal injuries and head injuries. Many individuals injured in auto accidents in Delaware are often unaware of their rights to 1. make an insurance claim for PIP (personal injury protection) benefits, and 2. file a legal claim against the at-fault driver.

More: Serious Car Accident Injuries in Delaware – Settling Your Accident Claim (Part 1)

Getting financial recovery after an auto accident in Delaware often requires help from an experienced auto injury lawyer. For a free consultation, please contact our DE auto accident law firm. (302) 658-1717 (Wilmington, Newark & Dover Offices)

*Disclaimer: This website page does not provide any legal advice or create any attorney-client relationship. Every case is unique and you should not take any action or make decisions in your case without speaking to a qualified car and truck accident lawyer in Delaware. Any discussion of results is no guarantee of the same or similar results in current or future cases.

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