Car Accident Statistics in California
Traffic fatalities have increased 2.6 percent since 2011. The mileage death rate, or fatalities per mile traveled, is well below the national average. Alcohol-related traffic fatalities are at a historic low and account for just over one-fourth of all traffic fatalities. This is significantly better than the national average.
Unfortunately, cell phone use is still fairly high, and more than 7 percent of drivers are using cell phones as they drive. California is cracking down on cell phone use while driving, and convictions for texting-while-driving have increased 42 percent. Drug use also remains high among California drivers. More than 15 percent of nighttime drivers test positive for drug use.
Driving safely is critical to keeping the accident rate low. Distracted driving and impaired driving are among the biggest factors in car accidents, which can often have devastating consequences. Head injuries, broken bones and internal injuries are all common in car accidents. Car accident victims can even lose their lives. The personal and financial costs of car accidents can be astronomical.
If you or someone you love has been hurt or suffered a loss in a car accident, our Los Angeles car accident attorney can help. We work with our team of experts to negotiate settlements for those who have suffered from car accidents, and we are prepared to take the fight in court to help get those victims on the track to health and well-being again. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule your consultation.
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