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Do Age And Gender Have Any Impact On Car Accidents?

David Monteleone
Illinois Accident and Wrongful Death Lawyer

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Auto safety is so important. However, more than 35,000 people die in US car accidents annually. Thousands more are hurt. But who are the people most often injured and killed in car accidents? Which ages and gender see more traffic crashes?

Find out below if age and gender affect the frequency of car accidents. Then, talk to Rockford car accident lawyers David Monteleone and John Fisk about your case.

Do Men or Women Have More Car Accidents?

As we review the data collected by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the US Department of Transportation, there are several patterns:

  • Men die more often in auto accidents than women every year.
  • Men are more likely to drive in ways that cause more severe accidents. Common issues in male-related accidents are not wearing a seatbelt, drunk driving, and speeding.
  • Men usually drive more than women, leading to more accidents.
  • Women are more likely to suffer death or serious injuries in severe crashes. This is probably because they are generally smaller and weigh less.
  • In 2019, men were 70% of driver fatalities in passenger cars.

Traffic data suggests that men are more likely to perish in fatal car accidents. However, women are sometimes more likely to suffer severe injuries. This also may be attributed to women driving lighter, smaller vehicles.

What About Age And Car Accidents?

Age is another critical factor to review in car accident data. Young drivers may drive more aggressively and have less experience than older people. However, senior drivers may have slower response times and health issues that make them more dangerous drivers.

IIHS data from 2016 and 2017 suggests that fatal car wrecks are most common for men between 16-29. This male age category is responsible for more fatal accidents than all women drivers.

Further, 2019 IIHS data revealed that passenger car deaths were highest for men of all ages than for women, other than from 0-15. But the highest death rate in accidents for men in crashes was for drivers 85 and older.

Whether you are a man or woman, young or old, practicing defensive driving and obeying traffic rules will avoid most accidents. But if you are in an accident, a personal injury attorney could help.

Call Rockford Car Accident Lawyers For Fast Help

You are probably under tremendous stress if you suffer serious car accident injuries. Between medical bills, lost work time, and physical discomfort, knowing where to turn and what to do can be challenging.

But you do not have to worry if someone is liable for your injuries. Our Rockford car accident lawyers help people just like you every day. In addition, we assist injured clients in getting much-needed funds for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.

Our Rockford car accident lawyers proudly serve Rockford, Belvedere, Loves Park, DeKalb, Poplar Grove, Byron, Freeport, and surrounding communities. Our attorneys will review your auto accident and injuries to assess if another party was negligent. If so, our lawyers will aggressively pursue your case.

Contact Rockford car accident attorneys David Monteleone and John Fisk to learn more about a possible accident claim at (815) 962-0044.