Deaths in Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, and Pedestrian Accidents
Motor vehicle fatalities are a sad reality of our world. With many negligent drivers on the road, and increasing car, bike, motorcycles, and pedestrian traffic, there are increasing risks for all modes of transportation.
The city of Los Angeles sees an average of roughly three hundred motor vehicle fatalities every year. This number may seem small compared to the large population in the city, but far too many individuals still lose their lives every year due to car accident fatalities. In Los Angeles County, the average number of fatalities from car accidents is roughly seven hundred and fifty individuals every year.
These numbers represent more than just traffic fatalities. They represent hundreds of families in Los Angeles that have to cope with the loss of a loved one due to a senseless accident that could have been prevented.
Driving a car or being a passenger in a car is not the only way to expose yourself to risk. The state of California’s Department of Transportation compiles yearly statistics on motor vehicle accidents with bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorcyclists. According to the DOT, in the year 2012 there were 2,857 traffic fatalities in the State of California. Of those incidents, 435 were motorcycle accidents, and 612 were pedestrian fatalities. Both motorcycle fatalities and pedestrian fatalities have a much higher proportion of deaths compared to the relative number of overall motor vehicle accident incidents.
While any accident can have the potential to be deadly, ones involving high speed, motorcycles, alcohol or drugs, or pedestrians or bicyclists have a higher probability of resulting in a fatality. In instances where the accident was caused by negligence by a driver, the family members of the deceased person have a right to bring a Los Angeles wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible driver. If you lost your loved one in a car accident, call National Choice Lawyers today.