As an Albuquerque NM Auto accident lawyer, Whitney Buchanan understands the traumatic impact of car accidents. A serious car wreck in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Rio Rancho or elsewhere in New Mexico can lead to severe injuries and even death. Attorney Buchanan has represented families and individuals who were harmed through no fault of their own.
A recent report about a decline in the number of car accident fatalities is welcome news for us at the Law Offices of Whitney Buchanan, P.C. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2011 experienced the lowest number of deaths on roadways since 1949. The NHTSA reported that 32,310 people died in road accidents in 2011, a drop of 375 deaths from 2010.
According to a news report in The Washington Post, 2011 was the sixth consecutive year of decline since 2005, when there were 43,510 deaths. The reasons for the decline in car accident deaths range from high seat belt use and safer cars to safer roads, according to an official from the Governors Highway Safety Association who was quoted in the Post article.