Every day, there are serious car accidents happening all across the country, and San Pablo is no different. According to data from the Insurance Information Institute (III), there were a total of 39,508 car accidents nationwide that involved 61,332 vehicles. Being involved in any car accident can be a traumatic and expensive experience. You might suffer severe injuries, be unable to work for a short or long time or have a lot of medical bills and other expenses.
The good news is that if you want to make the responsible parties accountable for their actions, The Law Offices of Nikolaus W. Reed can assist you. Attorney Reed and his team are here to help car accident victims in San Pablo and the surrounding area explore their legal options.
To understand how serious car accidents can be, we need to look at how often they happen. Car accidents are a common occurrence in California, which is unfortunate. The high population and the way cities and roads are designed to make car accidents something happen frequently throughout the state. Because of this, there is a lot of information about car accidents collected by state and federal agencies.
One of the most comprehensive data sources on car accidents in California comes from the California Highway Patrol’s Traffic Injury Mapping System (TIMS). According to TIMS data over the last five years, California has seen a number of car accidents statewide that resulted in fatalities and injuries. In 2018, there were 195,449 car accidents statewide, but that number has decreased every year since. In 2022, there were 159,623 accidents.
To better understand the impact of a car accident in San Pablo, we need to know how often they happen. They are more likely to happen in busy areas and streets, but they can occur anywhere and at any time. According to TIMS, the number of car accidents in San Pablo that caused either a death or some kind of injury over the last five years reached a high in 2019 with 153. After dropping to 84 in 2021, the number of accidents rose to 119 in 2022.
Over this time period, on average, there were 119 car accidents in the city that resulted in injuries or fatalities. This information highlights how often car accidents occur and the serious outcomes they can have. However, it’s important to be aware of other factors and details that can cause accidents.
Obviously, this data shows that car accidents occur frequently in San Pablo. What this means is there is a fairly high possibility that you or someone you care about may be involved in one. To understand your legal options, it’s crucial to understand the cause of the accident that resulted in your injuries.
While each car accident is unique, there are common factors that contribute to them. Two of the most common causes of car accidents in San Pablo are drunk driving and distracted driving.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is very dangerous, and frequently leads to car accidents. Not only does it slow reaction time, it impairs virtually every part of a person’s ability to drive a car safely. The last five years of TIMS data showed that drunk driving has resulted in a number of accidents in San Pablo, topping out at 34 in 2018. In 2022, that number was down to 25.
In San Pablo, as in other areas of California, distracted driving is a huge issue. Whenever something takes a driver’s focus off the road, whether it be texting, eating, or interacting with passengers, it often results in accidents. According to TIMS, there have been a number of car accidents caused by distracted driving. In 2022, there were 13 distracted driving accidents in San Pablo, up from just 4 in 2021. In 2019, though, there were 25.
Seeking justice and fair compensation in a San Pablo accident case can be overwhelming if you try to handle it alone. That’s where the experienced and skilled San Pablo car accident lawyers at NWR Law can step in to assist you. Our team is here to ease your burden and take care of the day-to-day tasks involved in dealing with insurance companies and pursuing your car accident claim. With our experience, we know how to build a strong case for damages and will handle the following for you:
- Investigate the accident – Our team will look into why the accident occurred. We’ll gather information and talk to people who saw what happened or have special knowledge about it.
- Collect evidence and documentation – We’ll gather important evidence like photos, videos, or documents that can help support your case. This evidence can show who is responsible for the accident and how it happened.
- Speak with witnesses – We’ll interview witnesses who saw what happened. Their statements can provide valuable information about the accident and support your claim.
- Deal with the insurance company and the other side’s lawyers – We’ll handle the communication with the insurance company and the lawyers who represent the person or company responsible for the accident. We’ll talk on your behalf and make sure your rights are protected.
- Fight for a fair settlement – Our goal is to get you a fair settlement that compensates you for your injuries and losses. We’ll work hard to negotiate with the other side and advocate for the best outcome for you.
At NWR Law, we take pride in our personalized approach to each case. If you choose us to represent you, you can expect exceptional legal services and dedicated client care throughout the entire process. For a free consultation, contact us today.