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Traffic Accident Statistics in California
The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) reports that there were a total of 1,051 motor vehicle accidents that resulted in injury or death in Lancaster in 2010. Based on this figure, the OTS ranks Lancaster as having the 22nd highest number of traffic collisions out of 53 cities throughout the state. Given that the city has a relatively small population compared with the other cities in the list, however, Lancaster is ranked as having the fourth-highest rate of traffic accident injuries and deaths.
Lancaster has one of the lowest rates of motorcycle accidents, at 49th, and is approximately halfway down the list in terms of drunk driving accidents, at 26th out of 53. Car accidents, truck accidents and other types of motor vehicle collisions are among the most common types of accidents in Lancaster, and this is not surprising in light of the amount of time that people in the city spend on the road: The OTS reports that the total number of miles that vehicles travel on an average day in Lancaster is more than 2.4 million.
At Accident Attorneys, we represent injured people and families who have lost loved ones in serious accidents, and if you believe that you may have grounds for a personal injury claim, we want to hear from you.
Our Lancaster personal injury lawyers have a proven track record of success in winning financial compensation for their clients, and with more than 75 years of experience, we are ready to take on even the most challenging cases. Our team can represent you in a medical malpractice lawsuit over your child's birth injury or over the wrongful death of a loved one, or we can assist you in filing a workers' compensation claim to help you recover disability benefits for a workplace injury. We believe that you should not be forced to pay the prices for an accident which was not your fault, and our team is ready to assist you with taking legal action to recover the financial compensation you deserve.
Speak with a Lancaster Accident Attorney
Contact us now for a free consultation with an attorney from our team. Don't worry about being able to travel to our office. We understand that your injuries may prevent you from coming to see us, so we are willing to visit with you in the hospital or at your home or office.
During your free case evaluation, we will take the time to answer your questions about the situation and help you understand your legal options, and we will also review the accident to determine how much your claim for damages may be worth.
Take your first step toward recovering compensation now by contacting us for help!
Lancaster, CA Resources
If someone else's negligence or carelessness caused your accident, you have the right to pursue financial compensation for your damages. Speak with a lawyer from Accident Attorneys to learn more about your legal rights and options with our firm. You can also fill out an online evaluation form for additional information about your unique case.
Every case is different. A variety of circumstances determine the value of your claim. Property damage, medical expenses, hospitalization fees, pain, and suffering, missed wages, and many other factors can affect the outcome of your case.
You can even collect damages for future unemployment / missed wages and ongoing medical costs. Speak with a member of the legal team at Accident Attorneys to learn more about the potential value of your case.
If you file a claim against an individual, his / her insurance company is probably aware of the judgment. If the insurance is unaware of the settlement, you can notify the insurer. At this point, the insurance provider should issue a check for the settlement.
If the responsible party does not have insurance, you may need to enter the settlement with the court. The court has the authority to enforce the judgment if the responsible party refuses to pay.
There is no minimum amount of money allowed for a personal injury settlement; every case is determined by the unique facts surrounding the claim. Additionally, most jurisdictions do not have a cap on the amount of my money that you can receive through a personal injury settlement.
In California, the amount of money that you can receive for noneconomic damages (pain, suffering, etc.) for a medical malpractice case is limited to $250,000; however, other injury settlements are not subject to this restriction.
Generally speaking, parents are not allowed to access any money given to their child for a personal injury settlement. This is because some parents may take the money for their own benefit instead of the child.
Your child's money will probably be placed in a blocked bank account that only he / she can access at the age of 18. The court may allow you to access the money sooner, but only if it is needed for the child's well-being or health.