Baby-boomer population is growing and so are car accidents

Call Now For A Free Consultation: 512-893-6128

Car accidents occur often in the state of Texas. Almost every day you pass a patrol car that is directing traffic around a car accident. As the baby boomer population ages, so does the average age of drivers. This isn't to imply that baby boomers are bad drivers; it just is a fact that they will be involved more often because the population is aging.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration has reported a record high number of licensed drivers in America -- 214.3 million -- and that is inclusive of 95.9 million drivers aged 50 or older. This is an incredible jump of 2.4 million from last year. By 2045, it is predicted that there will be a 77 percent increase in drivers who are 65 or older.

This data was collected from all states and Washington D.C., so you know that this trend is accurate. The report states further that people aged 85 or older increased by 2.9 percent, and they are drivers. This remains one of the fastest growing driving populations in the United States.

Sometimes, it doesn't matter how old you are. You are carefully driving and are not distracted or tired and all of a sudden, a car hits you. You are injured. What are your next steps? How do you get over this and move on? The answer isn't easy. You need to deal with an insurance company that may not have your back in this situation. They just want to pay you a small amount and be done with it.

Having a legal representative by your side can keep the insurance company on their toes and will cause them to be careful of what they are asking you to accept.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, "New Data Show Increase in Older Drivers on the Road," Dec. 02, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
We’re Here To Help. Tell us about your case. We’ll get back to you with a free consultation so you can start moving forward.


Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Get A Free Consultation


The Levine Law Firm, P.C.
221 West 6th Street, Suite 950
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-893-6128
Fax: 512-467-4289
Austin Law Office Map


Read The Blog