Is it possible that the Southern California roadways are safer for motorists? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there was a 9.7 percent decline in traffic accident fatalities between 2008 and 2009.

Fatality Rate Dropped
The NHTSA reports that 33,808 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2009, down from 37,423 fatalities reported in 2008. As a matter of fact, this figure represents the lowest number of traffic accident deaths since 1950, when 33,186 deaths were reported.

Injuries Down
The number of traffic accident injuries was down as well. The NHTSA reports that approximately 2.217 million people were injured in vehicle accidents in 2009, down from 2.346 million in 2008.

Though the NHTSA numbers are good news for motorists, drivers should not be lulled into a false sense of security. A Southern California accident can still happen at anytime leaving you or someone you love with a serious injury.

A severe auto accident can leave you with a pile of medical bills that you can’t pay. It can also prevent you from being able to perform your duties at work leading to a potential loss in wages.

That is why you should contact an experienced Santa Monica car accident attorney. He or she can help you in building a solid case. Your financial future may depend on it.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, you should contact one of our experienced car accident attorneys at Steinberg Injury Lawyers at (800) 989-6385.
Peter Steinberg, Esq.
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