Reasons for Auto Accidents in California
Auto accidents are common in the United States, but they are even more so in California. According to the California Highway Patrol, there were “2,882 Fatal Collisions,” “162,742 Injury Collisions,” and “230,904 Persons Injured” from car crashes in 2014 (chp.ca.gov, 2018). However, the California Office of Traffic Safety reports that “[t]raffic fatalities decreased 1.1 percent from 3,107 in 2013 to 3,074 in 2014” (ots.ca.gov, 2014).
It should be clear that, on average, there are more people injured from auto accidents than there are people who lose their lives, but, in both situations, effective representation in court is necessary to obtain adequate compensation for your injuries or wrongful death. In the same light, the causes of car crashes can be significant factors in identifying the party that is responsible for the accident.
If you have suffered from a personal injury as a result of an auto accident or car crash, the personal injury attorneys at One Law Group may be able to help you receive right amount of compensation, so you can make a positive recovery. Call (844) 626-1LAW or click here for a free case evaluation.
Causes for an auto accident can help a personal injury attorney establish the person responsible for the accident that injured you. As a personal injury attorney in Southern California, Mr. Abrishami understands the way people drive and how easily car crashes can happen.
Some of the most common auto accidents include:
- Drunk Driving or Impaired Driving
In California, the legal limit for a person to be considered under the influence is a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. This is basically one beer. Some people may not feel drunk after just one beer, but that’s all it takes to get a DUI. Nearly 40% of all fatal car crashes in California involved drunk driving.
- Distracted Driving
Distracted driving can be the cause of some extremely catastrophic auto accidents. People who are driving distracted are usually texting, talking with passengers, fixing the navigation, or even changing the radio station. There is no better time to pay attention to the road than when you’re driving.
Speeding can be very dangerous especially in certain weather conditions such as rain or snow. A person can be considered speeding even if they are driving within the speed limit, but the road conditions are hazardous. Speeding increases the force of the impact, which causes are deadlier crash.
- Violating Traffic Laws
Traffic laws are put in place to help people remain safe while driving. However, people don’t always follow the rules, which usually leads to an auto accident and an injured person. Violating a traffic law before an auto accident nearly immediately makes you the guilty party.
When a car crash happens for whatever reason, the most common factor is negligence. That is why our personal injury attorneys are here to help those affected by such dangerous driving. The negligent driver can be held accountable for injuries, physical damages to the vehicle, and even loss of wages. However, documentation and the right representation is crucial in personal injury cases.
Call (844) 626-1LAW or click here for a free case evaluation.
If you have suffered from a personal injury as a result of an auto accident or car crash, the personal injury attorneys at One Law Group can help. Call (844) 626-1LAW or click here for a free case evaluation.