San Diego Car Accident Lawyer
California has a population of more than 38,000,000. With so many people driving, yearly miles traveled are over 320,000 which puts many at risk for traffic accidents. There are roughly 2,500 to 3,000 fatalities due to car crashes every year with more than half of them occurring in people age 15 to 44. Over 225,000 accidents result in severe injury, and approximately 50% of these injuries result in permanent conditions like impaired mobility, brain damage or paralysis.
San Diego Freeways and Roadways
In San Diego, 65 car crash fatalities were reported for 2011. Almost 100 vehicles were involved, and 17 accidents were due to drunk drivers. Up to 120 people were involved, 30 of whom were pedestrians. Freeways are the highest risk areas, especially closer to the city center or along I-15 toward Escondido. The hot spots are along I-805 and I-5 between highways 52 and 94 as well as surface streets between these freeways. Other notable areas include Mid-City, Rolando, and Encanto as well as the San Carlos intersection of Navajo Road and Golfcrest Road. Imperial Beach’s Nestor area and along highway 905 are also areas to watch for.
Top Car Safety Innovations
There are a lot of car features that keep us safe today, and we take many of them for granted. Pointing them out will help taking them for granted and possibly make sure we are using them to their fullest potential.
Brakes obviously keep us safe, but their functionality has gradually improved over the years. Anti-lock breaks have prevented crashes by helping drivers maintain control. Headrests aid to prevent whiplash when the car is struck, but were optional for car manufacturers until 1969. Windshield wipers help maintain visibility by wiping off rain, snow, bugs, and, for some Southern Californians, sand. In the event of a crash, safety glass shatters in such a way as to minimize cuts to passengers.
Should You Get a San Diego Car Accident Attorney?
If you have recently been involved in a car accident, a lot is going through your mind, both emotionally and financially. “How am I going to pay for these medical bills?” “How am I going to survive taking time off work?” As you experience this stressful time and possibly the loss of a loved one or serious medical conditions, our San Diego car accident attorneys can provide compassionate assistance to help assess your situation and formulate a case for compensation.
Being summoned to court will require you to learn procedures yourself, spending precious time and money researching legal systems. When the day comes, you will spend 5 to 10 hours before a judge arguing your case.
At Panish Shea & Boyle, our attorneys can assist you in receiving compensation for your losses. Our superior team will formulate a plan for winning the compensation you need to recover. If you have not been injured but sustained some other loss, there is still an opportunity to file a claim.
How Good Are Panish Shea & Boyle’s Attorneys?
One of the top ranked personal injury law firms in the nation, Panish Shea & Boyle can provide you with some of the most experienced and acclaimed lawyers in the country. We have successfully filed a $58 million claim when a man was burned after his construction vehicle caught on fire and won a $4.9 billion auto product liability case against General Motors. Overall, our firm has secured more than $10 billion in verdicts and settlements.
We are supported by the American Board of Trial Advocates and have also been recognized by Super Lawyers and LexisNexis peer review ratings. Our attorneys have won the 2014 Top Ranked Law Firms award and been featured on Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and World Report.
Call us at 1-877-800-1700 for your free, no obligation legal consultation today.