Car Crash-Related Deaths Cost U.S. $41 Billion a Year

by emallernee | May 12th, 2011

May 12, 2011

A report released this week by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that more than 30,000 people are killed in car crashes each year and that crash deaths cost the U.S. $41 billion in medical and work-loss costs.

New York ranks amongst the Top 10 states with the highest medical and work loss costs:

  1. California            $4.16 billion
  2. Texas                  $3.5 billion
  3. Florida                 $3.16 billion
  4. Georgia               $1.55 billion
  5. Pennsylvania      $1.52 billion
  6. North Carolina    $1.50 billion
  7. New York            $1.33 billion
  8. Illinois                  $1.32 billion
  9. Ohio                    $1.23 billion
  10. Tennessee        $1.15 billion

This information was culled from 2005, which is the last time a comprehensive analysis on this topic was completed.

The CDC released these figures, as well as a fact sheet breaking down costs for each state, as part of The United Nations General Assembly’s Decade of Action for Road Safety. The UN has announced 2011 to 2020 as a period of heightened awareness for road safety. Decade of Action launched yesterday.

If you or someone you know were the victim of a New York car accident, the New York car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of William Mattar may be able to help you.