The Importance of Obtaining Medical Treatment After a Vehicle Accident

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), we had a slight decrease in traffic fatalities from 2013 to 2014. In 2013, 32,894 people lost their lives in traffic crashes; however, in 2014, only 32,65 people were killed in traffic accidents. This represents a 0.7percent decrease in vehicle-related fatalities. California’s decrease in traffic fatalities for the same time period was 1.1 percent (from 3,107 traffic deaths in 2013 to 3,074 traffic deaths in 2014). Unfortunately, the news is not as good for traffic-related injuries. From 2013 to 2014, we saw a 1.1 percent increase in traffic-related injuries throughout the United States. In 2014, 2.34 million people were injured in traffic-related accidents.