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How common are fatal auto accidents in Nebraska?

Motor vehicle accidents vary greatly in their consequences. Some have deadly results. How common are fatal traffic accidents? A recent Lincoln Journal Star article gave statistics on this for the different states. The statistics included the average number of traffic deaths per every 100,000 residents per year for each of the states. These rates were based off of federal traffic death data from 2000 to 2015.

Nebraska’s rate was 13.53 auto fatalities per every 100,000 residents per year.

How does this compare to the rates of other states? It appears to be right about in the middle. The article ranked the states based on the above-mentioned fatality rate. Nebraska had the 24th highest rate in these rankings.

How does Nebraska’s fatality rate compare to that of its neighbors? Its rate came in higher than that of two of its neighbors: Colorado and Iowa. Its rate was lower than that of the other four: Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota and Wyoming. As a note, one of Nebraska’s neighbors, Wyoming, had the highest rate in the country. Wyoming’s rate came in at 28.62 traffic deaths per every 100,000 people per year.

In your opinion, what do you think would help most with bringing auto fatality rates down in Nebraska?

The circumstances of fatal traffic accidents can vary considerably. Whatever the circumstances of a crash that took their loved one, it can be important for a family to understand what these circumstances mean for their legal options for pursuing financial relief in relation to their loss. Families can seek out compassionate guidance on such legal matters from skilled fatal accident lawyers.

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