Southern California Rain Storms Increase Auto/Car Accidents, Crashes, & Injuries

If you live in Southern California (ie Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino) areas you know it’s been raining heavily over the last couple weeks.

The Department of Transportation estimates 21% of all auto/car accidents and crashes are due to weather conditions.  Water levels and lane submersion can cause sudden decreases in speed, delays, hydroplaning, and fender benders.

These kind of accidents and crashes can cause serious injuries, including whiplash, neck injuries, back injuries, broken bones, sprains, strains, concussions, bruises, and even deaths.

According to the OCRegister (and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), the I-10 was the 4th most dangerous highway in America and the I-5 was the 7th most dangerous.  In 2016 alone, 8 fatal crashes occured within just a quarter mile of the I-405 and the I-605 interchange. In 2016, 56 fatal crashes occurred on I-10 between Santa Monica and Beaumont, a distance of about 100 miles.  The top reason: driving too fast.  The top involvement: drivers under 34 years old.

If you have been injured in a car accident, make sure to get to a safe place, exchange information with the other driver, obtain a police report, and then call a knowledgeable attorney.  The lawyers at Injury Compensation Law PC provide excellent service and quick resolution, and there are no fees until compensation is obtained.  You can reach the Los Angeles/Orange County/Inland Empire office at 714-627-2622 or the San Diego office at 619-550-2111

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