Fatal car accidents are too common across California but a new study shows that Southern California is home to more accidents than people previously realized. These devastating accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries or fatalities and fatal accidents are an increasingly common aspect of research studies. This most recent study found that Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties are the most dangerous places to drive due to the risk of being involved in an accident. California represented more than 10% of the 36,000 deadly accidents reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2016.
Many people who were asked about the survey’s results indicated that they felt that it fell to speeding and distracted driving, common behaviors engaged in by people who may be found as negligent in a lawsuit. When an area becomes increasingly popular for people to live, it can also increase the amount of traffic on the roads and the sense of urgency that people experience in trying to get to their destinations.
Fatal car accidents leave behind devastating problems for the surviving family members. It may be difficult or impossible for the family members to financially get through this situation without the help of a wrongful death claim. In California, it’s important for those survivors to get help from an attorney as soon as possible. If the other party can be identified, the family members may be able to win compensation for the loss of their loved one.
This can mean that anyone hurt in an accident could be dealing with devastating consequences. If you or your loved ones have been trying to figure out how to move on with your life after a serious accident, you may be eligible to pursue compensation with the help of an attorney but you must take action sooner rather than later. You have a limited period of time in which you can file for compensation from an injury claim and the support of a lawyer may be the only thing that helps you avoid taking a low settlement offer or failing in court.