Bradenton Accident Statistics

April 21, 2023 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman
Bradenton Accident Statistics Located on the banks of the Manatee River, Bradenton, Florida, is a beautiful city and home to the Parker Manatee Aquarium and the Bishop Planetarium. The city has nearly 56,000 residents, and thousands of people flock to the area each year for vacation and business. Many Bradenton accidents include minor crashes without severe injuries or fatalities. Yet, more than half of Bradenton's yearly accidents lead to injuries, some of which are fatal. If you recently sustained serious injuries in a Bradenton accident, contact an experienced Bradenton car accident injury lawyer to determine if you can seek compensation for your injuries. A lawyer can review your case, advise you of your options, and help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.

Prevalence of Different Types of Bradenton Accidents

Various accidents occur in Bradenton and throughout Florida, some of which lead to death and injury. The most recent accident statistics show the prevalence of different accidents and the injuries they cause.
  • In 2022, the Bradenton area reported 6,384 total traffic-related crashes, with 5,097 injuries and 71 fatalities.
  • 150 total motorcycle accidents occurred in the Bradenton area in 2022, resulting in 124 injuries and 17 deaths.
  • The Bradenton also reported 150 pedestrian accidents, with 127 injuries and 15 fatalities.
  • 2022 saw 155 total bicycle crashes in the area, with 143 injuries and 8 deaths.
  • The area also saw 1,641 hit and run accidents in 2022, resulting in 456 injuries and 6 deaths.

Bradenton Auto Accident Statistics


Impaired Driving in Bradenton Accidents

Negligent drivers cause most traffic accidents in Bradenton and throughout Florida. One common negligent driving behavior is operating a motor vehicle after using drugs and/or consuming alcohol. Drugged driving is not as prevalent as drunk driving, but both lead to dangerous and sometimes fatal Bradenton accidents. Additionally, the number of drunk and drugged driving accidents in the Bradenton area is low compared to Florida's large urban areas. However, this does not diminish the physical and emotional pain you suffered from an accident with a drunk or drugged driver. These statistics show the prevalence of drunk and drugged driving in the Bradenton area:
  • At least 148 Bradenton accidents in 2022 involved drunk driving or drug-impaired driving.
  • In 2022, 106 people suffered injuries in the Bradenton area due to impaired driving, and 21 people died from their injuries.

Commercial Motor Vehicles in Bradenton Accidents

According to the FLHSMV, a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) refers to motor vehicles that weigh at least 10,000 pounds, often medium and heavy trucks. CMVs also include school buses and any vehicle transporting hazardous materials. When trucks or buses get in accidents, the results are often treacherous. The size and weight of most CMVs create a large force upon the impact of a crash that increases the amount of property damage, results in more serious injuries, and often leads to a higher chance of dying.
  • 687 CMV crashes happen in the Bradenton area in 2021.
  • 223 suffered injuries from CMV accidents in 2021, and 6 died.
  • CMV accident injuries are on the rise in Bradenton. They have more than doubled in the last decade, increasing from 100 injuries to more than 200 each year.

How Old Are Drivers in Bradenton Accidents?

Drivers of all ages can get in a traffic accident, but certain trends appear in particular age groups. FLHSMV does not provide city-level data related to driver demographics, but their state-level statistics provide some insight into who accidents are most likely to harm:
  • After age 34, a driver's chance of being involved in a traffic crash decreases each year.
  • Drivers between the ages of 25 and 34 are prone to the most accidents. The same age group is most likely to be involved in a severe accident that leads to catastrophic or fatal injuries.
  • Drivers between the ages of 25 and 29 are most likely to drink and drive and cause an accident.

Environmental Conditions in Bradenton Accidents

Many assume that accidents in Bradenton and throughout Florida only happen at night, on wet roads, or when the weather is rainy or windy. This is not the case. According to state-level data about environmental conditions during Florida accidents:
  • About three out of four Florida traffic accidents occur on clear weather days.
  • About 70 percent of Florida traffic accidents happen during daylight hours, with the highest frequency occurring during afternoon rush hour.
  • More accidents occur on cloudy days than on rainy days.
  • About four out of five Florida accidents happen on dry roads.

Seeking Compensation After a Bradenton Accident

The data presented above shows that you are not alone if you have suffered injuries in a Bradenton accident. Once you meet or exceed your personal injury protection (PIP) policy limit, you have the right to seek compensation for damages related to the accident and your injuries. If you win your case, you could receive compensation for various economic and non-economic losses, including:
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    Medical treatment costs not covered by your PIP insurance, including ambulance service, emergency room treatment, hospitalization, X-rays, lab tests, and medication
  • Estimated future medical expenses for permanent injuries that require continued treatment, surgeries, or care in a long-term nursing facility
  • Rehabilitation costs, including specialized treatment with physical therapists, occupational therapists, and others who help accident victims face challenges related to their injuries
  • Lost wages not covered by your PIP insurance
  • Lost earning capacity if your accident injuries prevent you from going back to work or working in the future
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Punitive damages if your case involves a reckless disregard for safety
Your Bradenton accident injury attorney can review your case and answer questions you have about compensation for your injuries. Contact Dolman Law Group today for a free consultation.


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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