Facts about U.S. Car Accidents

By The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus  Feb. 23, 2012 11:55a

According to statistics posted by the United States Census Bureau, passenger cars are the most likely to be involved in a traffic accident in this country. In 2009, the total number of vehicles involved in an accident was more than 9 million. Passenger cars accounted for more than 5 million of these crashes, followed by light trucks, large trucks, and buses. Of these accidents, more than 33,000 resulted in fatalities.

California's number of traffic fatalities in that year was 3,081. Over 1,000 of these were speed-related. Speeding consisted of exceeding posting limits, driving too fast for the existing condition of the road, or any other speed-related issue. The largest number of these speed-related accidents occurred on non-interstate roads at speeds in excess of 55 miles per hour. Other major contributions to traffic accidents and fatalities were distracted driving, in which the motorist's attention was diverted from the road, alcohol consumption, and disobeying traffic laws.

A Santa Clarita Car Accident Attorney Helping Accident Victims

Being injured in a car accident can be one of the most disruptive events imaginable. Suddenly, you must deal with the complications of your injuries, your loss of work, possible damage to your car, and all of the legal ramifications. That is when you need the services of a skilled attorney to take care of all of the details involving your insurance claim. At the Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus, the legal staff has been handling personal injury cases since 1987. They have a wealth of experience and skills to bring to the table and a commitment to each and every client to obtain a fair and full settlement for damages.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Santa Clarita, Valencia, Saugus, Canyon Country, Stevenson Ranch, Newhall, or Castaic, talk to a Santa Clarita car accident lawyer at the firm about your case in a free consultation. Get the competent and aggressive legal representation you need to recover and move on with your life.

Contact a Santa Clarita car accident attorney at the firm for capable legal counsel following a traffic accident today.

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