Car AccidentsPersonal Injury2011 Traffic deaths are lowest seen in six decades

December 26, 2012by Aaron Allison

Residents of Austin, Texas, might be interested to learn that traffic deaths in the U.S. are on the decline. The government announced traffic-related deaths have reached the lowest level since 1949. Studies reveal a total of 32,367 deaths due to road accidents in 2011, 1.9 percent less than 2010. According to reports issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2011 saw a 26 percent decline from the number of deaths in 2005. However, authorities fear this declining trend may not last.

According to Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, initial data for 2012 shows an increase in car accident deaths and injuries. Authorities assume that the increase is due to a stronger economy and the lower number of deaths over the past few years.

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Aaron Allison

Aaron Allison, a second-generation personal injury lawyer from Austin, follows in the footsteps of his father, who founded their firm in 1978. Admitted to practice by the Texas Supreme Court, the Federal Court for the Western District of Texas, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court, Aaron brings extensive legal expertise to his clients.

Specializing in personal injury cases, Aaron offers a distinct advantage for Texas workers injured on the job. With Texas workers' compensation laws leading many attorneys to avoid these cases, Aaron is one of only 40 lawyers among 95,000 in Texas who represent injured workers in straight workers' compensation cases. His firm continues to provide dedicated support for those suffering catastrophic work injuries, maintaining a proud tradition of advocacy spanning decades.