Los Angeles County Injury And Car Accident Statistics
Well-known for its busy streets, traffic, and fast-paced lifestyle, some say Los Angeles ranks 6th for the highest rate of accidents in the U.S. As of 2020, there were 6,581,750 licensed drivers and 7,692,852 registered motor vehicles in Los Angeles county. There are many on their cell phones, in a rush, impaired, etc. that cause accidents and injuries. In 2021, data provided by the Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) reported that Los Angeles County had 40,669 reported crashes. Approximately, 4,477 of these collisions resulted in severe or fatal injuries (11.01%).
Many people may be under the assumption that with Covid, the roadways were less crowded and safer. However, fatality rates have increased in 2021. Los Angeles had the highest death rate in almost two decades. Data from the Los Angeles Police Department reflects there were 294 fatalities due to traffic accidents in 2021. This is an approximate 22% increase from 2020. In 2022 traffic deaths and injuries are up again from 2021.
A lot of accidents pose lasting issues such as emotional trauma, therapy, and long-term medical care. This can affect one’s life dramatically as well as their ability to work and manage their daily tasks. That is why it is important to contact an experienced Covina car accident attorney as soon as possible to see if you are entitled to compensation.
What Does The Law Permit As Compensation From An Accident?
Car accidents are the most common cause of injuries in the United States. These can range from burns, cuts, broken bones, brain injury, and wrongful death. When you suffer from injuries or losses from a Covina car accident, you can receive compensation for:
- Ambulance fees;
- Physical/Cognitive Therapy;
- Medical accessories/devices;
- Medical Care and Consultations;
- Pain and Suffering;
- Lost Wages;
- Permanent Disability;
- In-home Therapy;
- Funeral Expenses;
- Personal Property Damages;
- and other damages in the particular case.
Even if you feel fine after an accident, it is critical to seek medical attention right away. Some injuries don’t present themselves right away and delaying medical attention can work against you. Insurance companies want to see that you have been evaluated by a medical professional or your claim may be denied.
Many people injured in serious car accidents do not seek help from an attorney. Because of this, many accident victims may not receive the compensation they deserve to help them recover their losses. The sooner you contact an attorney, the better you may find your outcome. We can help you find the accident-related healthcare you need in your case, file the insurance claims on your behalf, and guide you through the vehicle damage and bodily injury processes. Our office will create a strategy for your particular case to assist in maximizing your compensation. We have recovered millions for our clients and strive to reduce the stress and provide you with as much peace of mind to help you return to your pre-accident lifestyle. Contact us today for a consultation and to learn more about how we can help! All cases are special and results may vary in particular cases.