In 2013, the California Office of Traffic Safety accumulated data for San Diego County traffic accidents. You can run the rankings on the OTS website. San Diego County had 3,174,468 residents and the Daily Vehicle Miles Traveled amounts to 77,035,570 miles. That is an incredible amount of people on the road. Unfortunately, with that many people on the road traffic accidents are a fact of life. Below, Sean Reis breaks down the data.
Traffic Accidents | OTS Data for San Diego
In the year the data was collected, 10,400 people were either killed or injured in traffic accidents. This includes car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and bicycle accidents. A pedestrian was struck in over 1,000 of those accidents. What is the cause of these traffic accidents? Almost 1,700 were speed related and 1355 were alcohol related. Nearly 1000 happened at night and 625 were hit and runs.
These numbers show that a lot of people are injured or killed in traffic accidents each year in San Diego. If you want to take the time to review the data yourself, go to the OTS website. Enter San Diego County and you should get similar information.
Types of Traffic Accidents
Car accidents are the most common traffic accident. Serious injuries can occur. Unfortunately, neck injuries, broken bones, and spinal problems are extremely common. Sometimes the injury exacerbates a pre-existing injury. These legal issues are exceedingly complex and you shouldn’t try to wander the insurance maze without a personal injury lawyer to help you through the process. Insurance lawyers and adjusters make it is almost impossible for a non-lawyer to determine the real value of their car accident claim.
The most common types of accidents are when a car turns in front of a motorcycle, hits the biker while changing lanes, or runs into the rider at a light. Motorcycle accidents are the worst type of traffic accident since motorcycles are often driven at high speeds and don’t offer riders much protection. Serious leg, neck, and head injuries are often the result. It is critically important to have an experienced lawyer to fight for your legal rights if you’ve been in a serious accident.
Driving drunk is extremely dangerous. Traffic accidents are all too common when alcohol is involved. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury at the hands of a intoxicated driver, contact an experienced attorney immediately.
A lot of trucks travel San Diego roadways every day. If you have been hurt in an accident involving a big-rig, determining what caused the accident, who is responsible, and your damages is impossible unless you’re an experienced lawyer. Traffic accidents may involve many parties, including the driver, the owner of the transported load, the owner of the truck, and the truck manufacturer.
San Diego is bicycle heaven for many riders. But a distracted driver can cause a serious accident, and bicyclists can sustain severe and even fatal injuries. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident in San Diego, you should not have to pay for a bad driver’s mistakes. Traffic accidents victims and their families can seek financial compensation for their losses by filing a personal injury claim against the negligent party.
Pedestrians are sometimes struck by trucks, cars, motorcycles, or bicycles. The impact of a vehicle can be significant and can result in severe injuries. CA has several right-of-way laws that apply to pedestrians. These laws exist to prevent traffic accidents. But many of the pedestrian accidents in California occur because drivers fail to follow these laws. To find out if your injury is the result of a violation of law contact an experienced PI lawyer.
Free Consultation with an Experienced Lawyer
Our lawyer provides hope for seriously injured people. If you’ve been in one of these accidents, visit the pages that dive deeper into each type of accident. But reading information on a webpage is not a substitute for speaking with a San Diego personal injury lawyer. Our attorney will hear the details of your case. If he chooses to take your case he will only get paid if he successfully recovers money on your behalf. This is called a contingency fee. Do not delay after you’ve been injured. Contact an attorney as soon as possible.