According to a 2016 survey, it was found that over 55,000 people died in Los Angeles road accidents that year alone. We mention this particular year because traffic accidents rose by a staggering 20% as compared to statistics from 2015. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a sharp decline (nearly 70%) in road accidents across California.
With the pandemic-related restrictions now completely lifted and people all over the country returning to work and educational institutions like before, drivers and pedestrians are once again at an all-time high risk of sustaining injuries by car accidents. Traffic violence in California is a topic that has been repeatedly discussed, written about, and legally tackled over the decades – and yet it remains a the challenge for authorities.
Reckless, impatient drivers – a fatal threat to pedestrians and other motorists
Recent reports indicate that the number of vehicles on California roads today has declined significantly as compared to the last few years – but this hasn’t helped with the road accident numbers, which unfortunately continue to rise. California state authorities have imposed violations, penalties, and hefty fines for reckless driving, and there are rules in place to keep pedestrians and other drivers on the road to ensure safety.
Rules alone however, cannot prevent accidents, or save lives. Distracted driving continues to claim lives and cause serious injuries/trauma to unsuspecting bystanders and motorists across the country. While you may not be able to prevent such accidents from happening – it helps a little to know what needs to be done if you are ever involved in one.
Legally approaching matters when involved in a car accident
The California DMV has defined a set protocol on how the government deals with negligent drivers who are involved in accidents – but you can also press charges, and are entitled to compensations if you’ve been injured on the road.
At Compass Law Group, we understand that pressing charges does not just mean financial settlements to cover property damages and injuries sustained. Road accidents can cause permanent physical impairments, and mental trauma. In both cases, victims require long-term therapy and care which needs to be considered when defending a car accident case.
Rest assured that the team at Compass Law Group has your best interests at heart – and we’re always willing to go the extra mile for our clients. If you have been in an accident because of a reckless, negligent driver on the road, allow us to help you get the compensation you need and deserve to move on with life. Simply give us a call on 866 269 0582 today.