Watch out, Southern California drivers and passengers. The Southland leads the state when it comes to deadly car crashes. This news is even worse when viewed in light of the fact that the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) already puts California at the top of the list of U.S. states when it comes to traffic fatalities. The most recent numbers available from the NHTSA are from 2016, but according to those statistics more than 1/10 of the deadly accidents reported in 2016 stem from the Golden State.
The Southern California offices of Steinberg Injury Lawyers receive dozens of calls per day looking for a Southern California car accident lawyer to represent victims in serious car crashes. Sadly, it does not appear as if the statistics for vehicle accidents will get better for Southern Californians anytime soon. According to the numbers made available by NHTSA, the five worst counties for car crashes are: Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, and Orange County. Over time, those numbers show an increase rather than a decrease.
Distracted driving and speeding are by far the worst offenders when it comes to traffic fatalities and serious injuries on our roadways. As smart phone technology advances, this is only made worse. Texting while driving has been commonplace, sadly, for many years now. We are even beginning to see accidents caused by drivers choosing to take selfies or short videos for social media – all while driving their vehicles.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a vehicular accident, you need a Southern California car accident lawyer with experience on your side. Not only can Steinberg Injury Lawyers help you and your family receive compensation for medical bills, lost time at work, and pain and suffering, we can also help you show that a distracted driver was at fault. Call the Southern California car accident lawyers at Steinberg Injury Lawyers today at 800-989-6385. Consultations are free and our attorneys are waiting to assist you and your family. It takes just one call to find out how we can help.