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California Car Accident Facts for 2007

If you have been involved in a car accident in California, you are not alone. However, if you get the wrong lawyer, you could be left alone and financially or physically devastated. Read on for some valuable answers, but first some interesting facts.

Hundreds of thousands of auto accidents occur in the Golden State every year. The mass number of accidents has partly to do with the fact that the population in California is rather large, but there were additional factors identified in the California Highway Patrol's 2007 California Quick Collision Facts report.

According to the CHP report, in 2007 there were 501,908 car accidents, of which 3,557 were fatal, 184,994 were injury and 313,357 involved only property damage.

The following interesting facts were published in the report:

  • 3,967 people were killed in car accidents and 802 of these individuals were not using safety equipment.
  • 192,387 people were injured in auto accidents and 13,378 were not using safety equipment.
  • A person died every two hours and twelve minutes from a traffic accident.
  • A person was injured every one minute and 58 seconds from a motor vehicle accident.
  • The primary collision factor was speed in 28.5 percent of fatal and injury accidents.
  • Since September 12, 2000, California has had at least one traffic fatality each day.
  • Alcohol was a factor in 20,877 injury collisions and 1,347 fatal accidents.

There are many lessons that can be learned from the information included in the 2007 CHP report, including the importance of seat belts. Also, many accidents can be prevented if drivers avoid speeding and drunk driving.

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Our office specializes in seriously injured accident victims. We must limit our practice to allow us to give the best possible representation to all our clients. If you have been injured in a car accident in California, and you wish us to consider your case, please feel free to contact us to discuss your case. If we cannot help you directly, we may be able to advise you on other lawyers who could help you. Call an experienced Orange County car accident lawyer at the law office of Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie, Inc. for legal advice. Protect your right to compensation for your injuries.

* California Highway Patrol's 2007 California Quick Collision Facts

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