Feb 28, 2022
In California, a car is pretty much a necessity for most people. Golden State residents drive the state’s scenic roads and highways every day for work and leisure, and the number of cars on the roadways means many of us encounter traffic at one point or another. In fact, as we noted in a recent blog post, four local freeways in the Los Angeles-area were recently ranked as having the highest traffic congestion in the entire nation. Accordingly, car accidents leading to injuries and even fatalities unfortunately occur regularly in California.
Below we will take a look at the latest car and traffic accident statistics for the Golden State. We’ll also provide information on what types of financial damages may be recovered if you’ve been injured in a car accident due to another person’s negligence. Finally, we’ll review how to file a California car accident personal injury lawsuit to get the justice and financial compensation you deserve.
The following most up-to-date statistics have been confirmed by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS):
Data compiled by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) confirms the following 2021 car accident statistics:
Data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and released in May 2020 confirms the following most up-to-date U.S. car accident statistic:
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) confirms the following U.S. car accident statistics:
California car accidents often occur due to another driver’s negligence or carelessness. But motor vehicle collisions can also be caused by external factors, such as inclement weather or roadway defects.
Let’s look at some of the most common causes of California car accident injuries and fatalities:
If you’ve suffered an injury in a California car accident that was caused by negligence, carelessness, or malice, you may be entitled to financial compensation in the form of a damages award through a civil lawsuit.
In instances where negligence or carelessness is involved, economic and non-economic damages may be recovered after your car accident injury. The specific damages that you may recover can vary depending on the unique circumstances of your car accident (e.g. severity of your injuries, extent of the driver’s liability, the driver’s history, etc.).
The most common examples of car accident injury damages in civil lawsuits are broken down below according to type.
Common California Car Accident Economic Damages:
Common California Car Accident Non-Economic Damages:
Hiring a Dordulian Law Group (DLG) car accident lawyer can help ensure your personal injury claim is maximized, and that you recover all applicable damages after an incident due to negligence. Our Car Accident Division is led by Sam Dordulian, a former Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County with more than 25 years of experience helping injured victims secure the maximum financial compensation they deserve.
To learn more about how important it can be to have an experienced DLG California car accident lawyer handling your case when attempting to recover hard to prove non-economic damages, please visit our recent blog on how pain and suffering damages are calculated in personal injury civil claims.
Contact DLG today at 818-322-4056 for a free car accident lawyer consultation. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by ensuring that the insurance company or at-fault party does not take advantage of your rights after a car accident injury. You owe it to yourself to take every step towards avoiding financial loss after an unfortunate car accident injury that occurred through no fault of your own.
With DLG’s experienced car accident injury lawyers, our No Win/No Fee Guarantee means there is never any obligation or upfront expense. And you never pay a dime until we successfully recover a maximum financial damages award for your Los Angeles, California, car accident claim.
Reach out to DLG’s experienced team today. We are here to answer any questions you may have 24/7. And with more than $100,000,000 in settlements and verdicts recovered for our clients while maintaining a 98% success record, you can be confident that your California car accident injury lawsuit is in the best possible hands.
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