North Carolina

North Carolina is a state that is a part of the United States of America. It is one of the thirteen original states, located on the Atlantic coast halfway between New York and Florida. North Carolina’s origins are inextricably linked to the first attempts at English colonization of North America. Beginning in the mid-twentieth century, North Carolina experienced much faster population growth than the national average. This was largely due to its thriving economy, which boasted one of the country’s strongest manufacturing sectors—and the strongest in the South.

Legal Statistics

Average Income: North Carolina’s median household income is $57,341. Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than females, who have an average income of $48,401. North Carolina’s income inequality is 0.472, which is lower than the national average.

Number of Attorneys: 24,087 people are involved in the legal industry.

Wrongful death Statistics:

A “wrongful death” in North Carolina is defined as one caused “by a wrongful act, neglect, or default of another” person or entity, of the type that would have entitled the person to file a personal injury lawsuit if he or she had survived. As a result, thinking of a wrongful death case as a personal injury claim in which the injured person is no longer available to bring his or her own case to court can be helpful. Instead, another party must bring the case to court on the deceased’s behalf.

Here are the statistics of some North Carolina wrongful death cases:

The number of Car Accidents: There were 247,214 traffic crashes reported in 2020, a decrease of more than 9% from 2019.

  • Alcohol was a factor in 11,475 crashes in 2020.

Fatal Car accidents: Despite a 9% decrease in total crashes, fatalities increased 12.8% over 2019, to 1,658.

Motorcycle accident vs. Car Accident Statistics:

  • Motorcyclist fatalities fell by about 4% in 2020.
  • In 2020, there were 3,409 reported motorcycle accidents. These collisions resulted in 2,684 injuries and 176 deaths.
  • That means that 78.7 percent of motorcycle accidents result in injury, with more than 5% resulting in death.
  • Riders aged 20-29 have the highest number of crash injuries and fatalities in all motorcycle crashes. In 2020, 116 of the 176 fatalities were riders aged 20 to 49.

North Carolina Bicycle accident statistics:

  • According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, 601 cyclists were injured in traffic accidents in 2019.
  • During the same year, 18 cyclists were killed, and 642 accidents involving cyclists occurred on state roads.
  • In 2018, 17 cyclists were killed in traffic accidents.
  • Furthermore, 27 percent of cyclists who died in 2019 were aged 60 to 69.

Child Pedestrian Accident statistics: Every year, over 2,000 pedestrians are involved in police-reported collisions with motor vehicles in North Carolina. Between 150 and 200 people are killed, and another 200 to 300 are seriously injured. Elderly people and young children are particularly vulnerable.

Truck accident Injury Statistics: In 2013, there were 1,881 truck accidents across the state. 18 of those accidents were fatal, while the remaining 489 resulted in injuries to those involved.

Traumatic Brain Injury Statistics: The CDC estimates that 2% of the population will suffer a TBI, which equates to approximately 208,000 people in North Carolina. Behavioral Health Services were provided to a total of 365,719 people during fiscal year 2018.

Number of Lawsuits: According to Immigration Court data obtained by TRAC, there are currently 1,337,372 pending cases in the immigration court system.

DUI Statistics: 2018 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatality Data:

  • Total Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities = 3421
  • Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities = 38

Population Growth: North Carolina has a population of 10.5 million people, 95.1 percent of whom are citizens. In 2019, there were 2.96 times as many White (non-Hispanic) residents in North Carolina (6.55 million people) as any other race or ethnicity. The second and third most common ethnic groups were 2.21 million Black or African American (non-Hispanic) residents and 592k White (Hispanic).

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