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California Traffic Accident Facts – The Statistics are Alarming!

Driving a motor vehicle in Los Angeles is dangerous...that isn't really news!  Drivers, who are distracted, intoxicated or careless, can cause serious accidents that can lead to traumatic injuries and death.  Every year in California, thousands of people are injured in traffic collisions and many more are killed.

As Los Angeles car accident attorneys we have seen an alarming rise in the amount of car accidents caused by distracted drivers.  Car accidents caused by distracted drivers are surpassing the number of accidents caused by drunk drivers.

Your life can be changed in a moment by a drunk or distracted driver.  It is senseless and we want to help you if you have been injured in a California traffic accident.

The California Highway Patrol also reported the following facts regarding traffic collisions :
 

  • A traffic accident was reported every one minute and three seconds.
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  • Someone was killed every two hours and twelve minutes in a motor vehicle accident.
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  • Someone was injured every one minute and 58 seconds in a traffic collision


These facts and statistics are alarming and bring to light the dangers imposed by other drivers and also roadway defects.  If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation, depending on who was to blame for your crash and should contact a car accident lawyer.