Washington State Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics
Posted on Aug 16, 2010
More than 600 people die in collisions each year.
Collisions of all types have gone up 45% from 1980 to 2002.
Costs the State and estimated $5.6 billion annually for car accidents.
The number of accidents primarily occur on state highways.
Most serious accidents occur on county roads.
The youth drivers demographic (16-20) have the highest rate of fatal collision.
Top three fatal accident contributors: Lane errors (43%), Alcohol (30%), Speeding (24%)
Only 1.4% of accidents were motorcycle accidents.
12% of fatal accidents involve motorcycles.
11% of fatal accidents were pedestrian accidents.
Statute Of Limitations
The Statute of Limitations (SOL) is a law that sets a strict limit on the amount of time that an accident victim has to file a legal claim or action in order to recover financial compensation for their injuries, lost wages, medical bills, etc.