Bradenton Accident Statistics

July 5, 2022 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman
Bradenton Accident Statistics The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) estimates more than 400,000 traffic accidents happen each year in Florida. Depending on the year, the Bradenton area sees between 5,500 and 6,000 of those traffic crashes. 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. Until you consult with a car accident attorney, this Bradenton accident statistics guide, based on FLHSMV data, offers more information about the frequency and characteristics of accidents in Bradenton.

Prevalence of Different Types of Bradenton Accidents

Various accidents occur in Bradenton and throughout Florida, some of which lead to death and injury. Bradenton accident statistics include motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents. These accident statistics show the prevalence of different accidents and the injuries they cause.
  • Bradenton accidents lead to around 4,500 injuries and between 55 and 75 fatalities, depending on the year.
  • Between 150 and 200 motorcycle crashes occur each year in the Bradenton area, resulting in well over 100 injuries and about a dozen deaths.
  • The Bradenton area sees more than 120 bicycle accidents each year. Almost all Bradenton bicycle accidents lead to injuries, including at least five or six fatal injuries.
  • More than 150 pedestrians each year are in Bradenton accidents. Most suffer injuries, and at least a dozen suffer fatal injuries.

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 100 Bradenton accidents each year involve drunk driving.
  • Between 75 and 100 people suffer injuries each year in Bradenton drunk driving accidents, and more than ten die from fatal injuries.
  • Drug-related accidents are scarce in the Bradenton area, but they do occur. Each year, about 15 drug-related crashes occur in the Bradenton area. Most of these accidents result in injuries, and more than half typically result in fatalities.

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.
  • More than 500 CMV crashes happen in the Bradenton area each year.
  • Fortunately, Bradenton CMV accidents lead to under ten fatalities annually.
  • 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 250 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 represented over 11,000 injury victims and has served as lead counsel in over 1000 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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