Washington State

Washington is a constituent state of the United States of America. It lies at the northwestern corner of the 48 conterminous states. Washington’s topography and climate split it between a wet western third and a drier eastern two-thirds in the rain shadow of the Cascade Range. Washington is divided into seven physiographic areas. The Olympic Peninsula borders the Pacific Ocean to the northwest, south of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Legal Statistics

Average Income: Median household income in Washington is $78,687. Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.35 times that of females, which is $61,170. Washington’s income inequality (as measured by the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than the national average.

Number of Attorneys: 26,057 people are involved in the legal industry.

Number of attorneys by type: N.A

Wrongful death Statistics:

When “the death of a person is caused by the wrongful conduct, negligence, or failure of another,” a case qualifies under Washington’s “wrongful death” legislation. In other terms, wrongful death happens when one person dies as a consequence of the legal culpability of another person or entity.

Here are the statistics of some Washington wrongful death cases:

The number of Car Accidents: Here are some of the key findings for 2021 crashes in Washington State:

  • 82,152 overall car accidents
  • 2,502 suspected serious injuries
  • 4,711 drunk-driving related accidents
  • 11,315 teen-driver accidents
  • 15,542 distracted-driving accidents

Fatal Car accidents: Every year, hundreds of people are killed in car accidents in Washington City.

  • 2019: 517 car accident fatalities
  • 2020: 537 car accident fatalities
  • 2021: 575 car accident fatalities

Motorcycle accident vs. Car Accident Statistics:

  • Motorcycles account for only 3% of all road users in Washington State, yet they account for 15% of all deaths and 19% of serious injuries in crashes between 2013 and 2017.
  • In the state of Washington, there were deaths among motorcyclists in 2016. The number of motorcycle riders killed increased from 75 in 2015 to 81 in 2016.
  • This is significant because motorbikes do not account for 15% of road and foot traffic. In 2016, 94 percent of the 5,286 deaths were riders, while 6 percent were passengers.
  • In 2017, 80 persons were killed in motorbike accidents.

Washington Bicycle accident statistics:

  • Between 2013 and 2017, pedestrians and bikers accounted for 18.6 percent of road deaths and 22.5 percent of severe injuries.
  • The incidence of major injuries and deaths among walkers and bikers is also on the rise.
  • There were 412 pedestrians and bikers killed in road collisions between 2011 and 2015, and 474 between 2013 and 2017.
  • During the same time period, the number of serious injuries to pedestrians and bikers climbed from 1,992 to 2,35.

Food delivery accident and injury statistics in Washington: In Washington State, 76 employees were killed on the job in traumatic occurrences in 2018. There were two fewer occupational deaths in 2018 than in 2017.

Child Pedestrian Accident statistics: At least 30% of instances involving minors wounded in traffic accidents involve youngsters under the age of 15 who are pedestrians.

  • Pedestrians are responsible for almost 30% of all road deaths involving children under the age of 15.
  • More than 22% of children between the ages of 5 and 9 killed in traffic accidents were pedestrians.

Truck accident Injury Statistics: In 2018, 51 of the 162 truck accidents in Washington resulted in deaths.

  • In 137 of the 162 incidents, major injuries were suspected.

Traumatic Brain Injury Statistics: In 2005, 1,304 people in Washington died as a result of traumatic brain injuries (age-adjusted rate: 21 per 100,000). Men 65 and older have the highest chance of dying from a traumatic brain injury. Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury mortality in this age range.

Number of Lawsuits: According to lawsuit statistics in the US, there are about 40 million lawsuits filed every year.

DUI Statistics: 2018 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatality Data:

  • Total Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities = 166
  • Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities = 13

Population Growth: Washington has a population of 7.61 million people, 92.1 percent of whom are citizens. In 2019, 13.9 percent of Washington residents were born outside the United States (1.06M people). In 2019, there were 7.53 times more White citizens in Washington (5.13 million people) than any other race or ethnicity. The second and third most prevalent ethnic groupings were 680k Asian and 524k White.

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