The latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is alarming. The number of people involved in fatal car accidents is dramatically increasing. In Illinois alone, there have been over 65 more traffic accident fatalities this year than last.
At Vaziri Law LLC, we are gearing up to assist as many Chicago area car accident victims as possible. These victims and their families deserve to be treated as more than a statistic, and we are ready to serve them with compassion and care.
First Half of 2021 Is Deadly For Drivers
According to the NHTSA, during the first half of 2021, an estimated 20,160 people died in motor vehicle accidents. That’s the highest total for the first six months of the year since 2006, and about 18% higher than the death toll for the first half of 2020 — the biggest percentage increase for that time period since NHTSA began keeping records in 1975.
What is causing this alarming increase in traffic fatalities?
The NHTSA had previously suggested that the increase in traffic fatalities over the past two years was mostly caused by drivers speeding. With fewer cars on the road due to the pandemic, people were really putting the pedal to the metal. Now, the NHTSA, thinks there are a number of factors at play:
“After the declaration of the public health emergency in March 2020, driving patterns and behaviors in the United States changed significantly. Of the drivers who remained on the roads, some engaged in riskier behavior, including speeding, failure to wear seat belts, and driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.”
At Vaziri Law, we believe the drivers who were engaged in these reckless behaviors need to be held accountable.
More Than A Statistic
Chicago area families who have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident deserve to have their loved one treated as more than a statistic. Their death is more than a number in an NHTSA or Illinois DOT chart. It is a tragic loss of life that will forever weigh on the hearts of their friends and loved ones.
At Vaziri Law LLC, we are committed to helping the families of the victims of fatal car accidents in the Chicago area get justice for their loved ones. We work hard to hold the drivers who caused our clients’ pain accountable for their actions. We fight to get the families of fatal accident victims the money they need to properly grieve their loved ones and start to move forward with their lives.
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If you are grieving the loss of a loved one who died in a Chicago area car accident, the experienced attorneys at Vaziri Law LLC are here for you. You can trust us to treat your loved one as more than a statistic. We can help you figure out a way to hold the reckless driver who caused their death accountable. Please contact us at your convenience.