Not surprisingly, the most common type of vehicles on the California roadways are passenger vehicles, such as cars and minivans. More people die each year in car accidents involving passenger vehicles than any other type of motorized vehicle.

As a matter of fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that passenger vehicles make up over 90 percent of registered vehicles in the United States.

Passenger Vehicle Accidents are Common
So, how common are car accidents involving passenger vehicles? The NHTSA reported that in 2008 there were approximately 10,111,000 police-reported crashes. Of those, nearly 94 percent (9,538,000) involved passenger vehicles.

The NHTSA also reported that in 2008, there were 50,430 crashes resulting in fatalities. Approximately 78 percent (39,448) of those involved passenger vehicles.

No matter the type of vehicle in which you are traveling, a Southern California car accident can lead to a serious injury. You could be left with a pile of medical bills you can’t pay. You could also find yourself unable to perform your duties at work, resulting in a loss of wages.

When Negligence Causes a Car Accident
If you were hurt in a crash, you need to determine if the accident was caused by another person’s negligence. You might be able to hold that person liable and get the financial assistance you deserve.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, you should contact one of our experienced Riverside car accident attorneys at Steinberg Injury Lawyers at 1-800-350-8888.

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Peter Steinberg
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982
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