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USA has more automobile fatalities than other wealthy nations

Residents of Louisiana have enjoyed the national decrease in the rate of automobile accident deaths over recent years. The World Health Organization has been tracking statistics on car crash deaths in America and other countries from around the world. They have detected a 31 percent decline in the death rate per capita over the years from 2000 to 2013.

However, after analyzing the data, the WHO found that America has the highest number of automobile fatalities of any of the 20 wealthy nations they analyzed. The USA also had more deaths per 100,000 people and per vehicle registered.

Although the rate drop is good news, it is not as good as it could be. Even though America's fatality rate is dropping, other nations have enjoyed much greater success in reducing traffic fatalities. For the other 19 nations surveyed, the average decrease over that same time period was 56 percent. The nation of Spain managed to bring their car fatality rate down by more than 75 percent. The exact cause of this phenomenon is not yet known, but the research revealed other issues with American safety practices that may contribute to the problem. For example, Americans used their front seat seatbelts less often than most of the rest of the countries on the list.

Injuries and damage to property that results from an automobile accident are the legal responsibility of the careless or negligent driver who caused the accident. An attorney may be able to help an injured Person to identify where the liability should fall with an accident and help them to file a civil suit that demands compensation from the responsible party or parties in a court of law.

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