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Many Florida roads in the top 10 for fatal car accidents

Attempting to determine the cause of accidents on the roadways and perhaps prevent them, companies and government agencies are constantly doing research into how, why and where car accidents and truck accidents occur. These studies often provide valuable information and statistics. One in particular showed troublesome numbers for drivers in Florida as four of the top five deadliest roadways are located in the state. For those who have suffered injuries in a crash or lost a loved one, this data can be useful in trying to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.

The study was conducted by a Canadian company, Geotab. In it, U.S. 1 was found to be the deadliest highway in the U.S. Over the past ten years, there were 1,079 deaths in 1,011 crashes. This road spans more than a dozen Florida counties. U.S. 41 was second with 772 deaths in 714 accidents. U.S. 17 was third with 614 deaths from 529 accidents.

Of the top 10 highways for fatalities, Florida had six of them. The company used statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Highway Administration calculated with the number of fatal accidents per million vehicles. Other roads in the state - I-75 and I-95 - were 30th and 66th. There are several different ways to assess this study since it uses various formulas to come to its conclusions.

People who are in a crash might not be interested in the statistics of statewide accidents, but this information can be important when considering a legal filing. With any accident, information that can add to learning its cause can be beneficial. Discussing a case with an attorney who is experienced in personal injury litigation can help with deciding how to use this research to benefit a lawsuit.

Source:, "Highways Through South Florida Among Deadliest in America: Study," April 25, 2017

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