As we travel on Connecticut highways, we must be mindful of the risks associated with highway accidents. In this blog, we will discuss the highways in Connecticut with the most fatalities, as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and how Jackson O’Keefe LLP can help you if you have been involved in a highway accident.
In 2020, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that nearly 39,000 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes on U.S. roadways, an increase of roughly 7% from 2019. In Connecticut, several highways had fatalities due to auto crashes. According to data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Interstate 95 had the highest number of fatalities with 21, followed by State Route 8 with 14, and Interstate 91 and US-1 with 10 each. US-44 and State Route 15 each had 9 fatalities, and Interstate 84 had 10 fatalities.
The Most Dangerous Highways in Connecticut: Fatalities Reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Highway driving can be particularly dangerous, leading to more serious or fatal accidents due to the high speeds involved. In almost half of all fatal crashes, drivers were either speeding, impaired by alcohol, not wearing a seat belt, or some combination of those three.
At Jackson O’Keefe, LLP, we are experienced in dealing with car accident legal action and have been helping insurers defend against some of their most tragic and horrendous car accident cases over the years. We bring knowledge and experience to help your family obtain the full compensation you are entitled to.
The Risks and Dangers of Highway Driving: Understanding the Factors That Contribute to Serious and Fatal Accidents
We specialize in car accident claims as a result of distracted driving accidents, texting/cell phone and driving accidents, drunk or high driving accidents, teenager car accidents, hit and run accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bus accidents, and under-insured/uninsured accidents. Every client’s case is handled by a partner attorney throughout the process, ensuring that your case is given the attention it deserves.
We understand that you may be going through a difficult time and are looking for help. Our attorneys are responsive, caring, and fight for you. We believe that every client’s case is unique and do not look at them as just a number. Instead, we take a personal and professional approach, carefully reviewing each case and the law to ensure the best possible outcome.
Experienced Legal Representation for Highway Accident Victims in Connecticut
Highway accidents can be fatal, and it is important to take all necessary precautions to ensure your safety. If you have been involved in a highway accident in Connecticut, contact Jackson O’Keefe today!