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August 2017 Archives

Car accident statistics significant rise from 2015

Drivers in Southern California should pay attention to the statistics of motor vehicle accidents to understand their cause and effect and to do whatever is possible to avoid them. Researchers check the numbers regularly to determine how these crashes happen. A recent report from the National Safety Council says that approximately 18,000 people died in motor vehicle accidents across the U.S. for the first half of 2017. There were an estimated 2.1 million who suffered serious injuries. This is a reduction of 1 percent from the same juncture in 2016, but it is 8 percent higher than the first half of the year in 2015.

Legal assistance after a crash with an uninsured motorist

Anyone driving a vehicle in Orange County and throughout California is legally obligated to have proper insurance. Unfortunately, there are sometimes people on the road who have not gotten an insurance policy and are not protected in the event of a crash. If there is an accident in which the driver who is at fault is an uninsured motorist or an underinsured motorist, it is essential that the victim and the victim's family understand how to pursue compensation from that person directly.

Study shows high risk for teens to be in a car accident

When car accident research is conducted, the goal is to determine how and why these crashes happen and, if possible, take steps to reduce their frequency. Given the number of crashes that occur in California for a variety of reasons, this information can be beneficial. One recent study that utilized statistics accrued from multiple sources including AAA, California Highway Patrol and others found that new teen drivers age 16 to 17 are three times as likely to be in a fatal accident when compared with adults.

Accident investigation ongoing after car hits people on sidewalk

Any auto accident will carry with it certain risks for people to be injured and killed. This is what makes them so dangerous. It is when these car accidents involve people who are simply standing on a sidewalk that there can be an exponential amount of damage to the victims. Not having the protection of being in another vehicle and getting hit at a location where people are expecting to be safe adds the surprise factor into the equation. Being aware of the consequences and knowing how to take steps to pursue compensation is imperative after this kind of crash.

Spine fractures are very serious injuries

Back and neck injuries are common when you are involved in a car accident. One of the injuries that is possible in these cases is a spine fracture. Car crashes account for around 45 percent of spine fractures. Because fractures in arms and legs are so common, many people tend to downplay the severity of a spine fracture.

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