Fayetteville Car Accident Statistics

NC Car Accident Lawyer
By Kimberly BishopApril 4, 2024

Fayetteville is the 6th largest city in North Carolina with a population of 208,873 (2022). Larger populations tend to mean more car accidents. Read on to learn about Car Accident Statistics for Fayetteville and what they can mean for you and your loved ones.

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Fayetteville Car Accident Statistics

In addition to the local population, Fayetteville is home to Fort Liberty (formerly Fort Bragg). Fort Liberty serves a total population of more than 282,000 people. Considering the average age of a U.S. Army soldier is 28.9 years, it stands to reason that Fayetteville would have more younger drivers on the road.

Being a younger driver does not mean you are a bad driver, BUT it does mean that there are more inexperienced drivers on the road in Fayetteville. Studies have shown that inexperienced drivers do get into more accidents than more seasoned drivers.

In addition to Fort Liberty, Interstate 95 traffic flows through Fayetteville. Interstates equate to more severe accidents and fatality due to a higher speed of travel.

Per the N.C. Division of Transportation, in 2022, there were 3,328 crashes, 17 fatalities and 1,392 injuries. Alcohol was involved in 101 crashes, two fatalities and 63 injuries in Fayetteville. From 2018 - 2022, there was an average of 55 deaths and 3,774 injuries in per year in Cumberland County.

Also, drivers aged 20 to 29 have a greater chance of being injured or killed in a crash.

According to the Charlotte Observer, most fatal crashes occur in North Carolina between 6-7 p.m.; Saturday is most risky day to drive and June the most dangerous month.

Also read Four Most Dangerous NC Drivers and NC Distracted Drivers

Dangerous traffic areas in Fayetteville

According to Sunny 94.3, the stretch of Cliffdale Road from Beverly Drive to Lansdowne Road was the deadliest spot in North Carolina in 2022.

In 2023, the NC D.O.T announced that it was beginning improvements to the most hectic part of Bragg Boulevard, a nearly two-mile stretch between Skibo Road and Stamper Road (Via ABC 11). It was further noted that 500 car crashes occurred in this section of Bragg Boulevard from 2012 - 2017.

Another dangerous traffic area in Fayetteville is a 2-mile section of road between Old Raeford and Bunce Road. It is estimated that the construction project on this section of road will be completed Fall 2024.

Also read: What not to do after a Car Accident

Tips to Avoid Fayetteville Car Accidents

Based on the data above, as a broad generalization, if you want to reduce your chances of being involved in a car accident in Fayetteville, avoid being on the road from 6-7 p.m. and try to avoid Saturday traffic if you can. Also, certain roads in Fayetteville (mentioned above) are known to be more dangerous and should be avoided. This would be especially relevant to those 20-29 years of age based on their higher risk of being injured or involved in a fatal car crash.

Also read Twenty Tips to Avoid Car Accidents

Also, watching out for pedestrians, motorcycles, tractor trailers and buses can help avoid accidents. Despite a commercial vehicle drivers' best efforts to keep a look out, we do know that large vehicles have large blind spots (via FMCSA).

Distracted driving is problematic for all North Carolina drivers. While a fellow driver may be driving distracted, keeping a close lookout for distracted driving behaviors can prevent you from being hurt due to their negligence.

Distracted driving behaviors to watch out for can include lane departure, swerving, visibly holding a phone, driving too fast or too slow, tailgating, sudden braking and failure to use a turn signal, to name a few (via EverCare).

Avoiding car accidents at all costs and protecting yourself and your family is always the best action to take. Don't assume that the other driver sees you or that they will do the right thing. Putting your life in the hands of someone else is never a good idea.

What to do if you have been involved in a Fayetteville Car Accident

  1. After an accident, always call 911 and report motor vehicle accidents. If you do not report the accident, the at-fault party can say that the accident did not really occur.
  2. Be courteous to the at-fault party. Mistakes happen and you do not want to take any action that will diminish your position as a victim.
  3. Take photos of your car and the at-fault parties' car if you can at the scene.
  4. Seek immediate medical treatment after the accident or tell the officer you need EMS.
  5. Follow all medical advice.
  6. If you are in pain, you need to report that pain to your medical providers and inform them about when the pain started.
  7. Take photos of your bodily injuries when the accident first occurred and throughout the healing process. Photos of injuries speak volumes!
  8. File a claim with the at-fault party's insurance company.
  9. Obtain a copy of the accident report from the police officer who was at the scene or the agency that they work for. You can access accident reports online at the Fayetteville Police Department.
  10. Verify that the police report is correct about what happened. If the police report is not correct, you will need to contact the officer.
  11. Decide if you need a Fayetteville Car Accident Lawyer to help with your case.

Also read: Twenty Steps to Take After Car Accident

How a Fayetteville Car Accident Lawyer near you can help

If you have sustained an injury in a motor vehicle accident that was not your fault, under NC Law, you can recover the cost of your medical expenses, lost wages and pain & suffering. If a physician determines that you will need future medical care and resulting missed time from work, you can also be compensated for those future needs as well.

Also read What does a Car Accident Lawyer Do?

If the at-fault party was willful or malicious, you may also be entitled to punitive damages. An attorney can help ensure you receive all the compensation that you are entitled to. Don't rely on the insurance company to inform you of your rights to recovery.

A Fayetteville Car Accident Lawyer can help you achieve fair compensation and help you negotiate with the insurance adjuster. If the insurance adjuster will not offer a fair settlement, a car accident attorney can help you decide if litigation is the correct choice for your case and then navigate your case through the North Carolina courts.

The Bishop Law Firm is a contingent fee law firm which means that we do not get paid unless we win and we offer free case reviews. Call us today, 919-615-3095, or start your free case review online now.

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