Any auto crash is traumatic, even those that are not fatal. While some car accidents in California cause scrapes and cuts caused by broken glass and other objects that are thrown around due to the impact of a collision, even seemingly minor accidents could cause serious injuries. Victims may suffer long-term physical and financial consequences.
Road accident statistics in the United States are shocking. It is reported that an average of 37,000 road users die in auto accidents annually, while 2.35 million people are disabled or injured. Many Californians may be shocked to realize that despite the different campaigns, roads seem to become less safe year after year. Between 2014 and 2015 there was an increase of 6 percent in auto accidents, while 40,000 people lost their lives on U.S. roads in 2017.
Campaigns warning against driving under the influence can be found just about everywhere; still, people do not seem to heed these. A recent accident in Californian is one more example of the devastation DUI car accidents cause. The accident happened on a Sunday night at the end of March.
People walking next to a busy road, albeit on a sidewalk or not, are vulnerable and dependent on the driving skills of all the drivers passing them on the road. Car accidents involving pedestrians seldom end well for the pedestrian. A recent accident in California underscores the vulnerability of pedestrians.
Despite all the media messages and awareness campaigns, drunk driving remains a reality on California roads. Fatal auto accidents seem such an unnecessary waste of a life, but when an accident was caused by a driver under the influence of alcohol or other stupefying substances, it seems even more futile. A family in California had to face the reality of a loved one never coming home again after a recent fatal accident.
People who are careless or reckless often create havoc wherever they go. This is particularly true when they end up behind the steering wheel of a motor vehicle. Given the many campaigns to create awareness for drivers to be cautious, one would expect drivers to be aware of the dangers reckless driving habits hold. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
When a person suffers injuries due to the recklessness or negligence of another, Californian civil law provides for the injured victim to claim for such damages. In the case of auto accidents, a victim may be eligible to claim for more than just repair costs of the vehicle and hospital bills. A victim may also qualify to claim for the pain and suffering he or she endured.
While Christmas is fast approaching, the families of four Californian people have to plan their funerals. Car accidents are always tragic, but when it happens at such a festive time of year, it seems even more of a tragedy. The accident happened on a recent Sunday morning.
A tragic hit-and-run accident on a recent Thursday in November left a family in mourning and robbed a baby girl of the love of a father. Fatal car accidents, especially hit-and-run accidents leave so many unanswered questions in the minds of the bereaved family. This accident is no different.
Cars have changed significantly over the last 100 years. They have definitely become a lot faster and more dangerous. Fortunately, an awareness of the greater safety hazards cars hold has led to improvements made to cars by the automotive industry. Even though there is an increased awareness of road safety, thousands of people die in car accidents on roads in the United States every year.