Car Accident Fatality Statistics

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were a total of 912 fatal auto accidents across the state of Louisiana in 2008. Furthermore, over 60 percent of these fatal automobile accidents were single car accidents.

The United States Census Bureau estimated that there were 4,601,893 people living in the state of Louisiana in 2012. The state is the 25th most populated in the United States and contains large cities such as its capitol, Baton Rouge and the famous New Orleans.

As Louisiana is on the southern region of the United States, it also has a large amount of tourism and traffic throughout its cities. This traffic increases the chance of drivers becoming involved in auto accidents, and fatal car accidents.

At the law offices of Simien & Simien, our auto accident attorneys have tremendous sympathy for the families of those that have been fatally injured as a result of car accidents. Our lawyers believe that when fatalities are caused by the negligent actions of another individual, that individual must be held accountable for the damages they have caused.

To begin exploring your legal options, call us today at (800) 374-8422 or complete the FREE Case Evaluation form on this page.

Louisiana Car Accident Fatality Statistics

ambulance at an accident sceneAccording to the Louisiana State University Highway Safety Research Group, there have been a total of 6,804 car accident fatalities in the state from the beginning of 2005 to the end of 2012.  Over the years, it seems as though the number of fatalities has decreased as law enforcement officials and organizations have increased awareness on certain aspects such as drunk driving and texting while driving.

Of course, drivers will continue to perform negligent actions, therefore auto accident fatalities continue no matter what the case. As responsible members of this community, our attorneys have gathered statistics from Louisiana State Universities Highway Safety Research Group in order to bring to light the amount of fatal car accidents which occur throughout the state each year.

These Louisiana car accident fatality statistics include:

Year Fatal Crashes
2005 966
2006 987
2007 993
2008 915
2009 824
2010 720


2012 722



In order to continue reducing the total number of car accident fatalities each year, drivers must practice defensive driving techniques, obey all traffic laws, and pay attention on our roadways at all times.

Need Help? Contact Our Accident Injury Lawyers Today

call operatorAn automobile collision can be a traumatic experience on its own, however when a fatality occurs it can be heart wrenching to all individuals involved along with their families.

At Simien & Simien, our entire team has a deep understanding of the many obstacles that individuals may face following a fatality caused by a negligent driver and are prepared to defend your rights.

Located in Baton Rouge and Lake Charles, Louisiana, our team of attorneys is able to provide services throughout the state of Louisiana, Texas, and additional states throughout the country. Some of the areas our attorneys serve in Louisiana include; but are not limited to:

  • Alexandria
  • Bossier City
  • Hourma
  • Kenner
  • Lafayette
  • Monroe
  • New Iberia
  • New Orleans
  • Shreveport


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If you are looking for a law firm that has knowledge and experience, you will find it with Simien & Simien, LLC.

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