A holiday traffic accident can put a severe crimp in the fun of the season. No one wants to have an accident during this time of year. Still, for those who do, it is crucial to protect their rights and recover damages from the person responsible for the wreck.
Types of Traffic Accidents and Statistics
Several types of traffic accidents are common during the holidays, including:
- Car accidents. Roseville County saw 105 fatal car accidents in 2011, according to the Statewide Integrated Traffic Reporting System operated by the California Highway Patrol, as well as 6,511 injury accidents. Of these crashes, 41 of the fatalities and 669 of the injuries involved alcohol in some way.
- Pedestrian accidents. According to SWIRTS, there were 29 pedestrian fatalities and 375 injuries in 2011 in Roseville County.
- Bicycle accidents. There were 10 bicycle fatalities and 546 injuries in Roseville in 2011.
- Motorcycle accidents. Roseville County had 12 motorcycle fatalities and 421 injuries in 2011, according to SWIRTS.
Although car accidents cause far more injuries and accidents than other modes of conveyance, more cars are on the road than bicycles or motorcycles. Therefore, it is a mistake to look at these numbers and conclude that bicycle riders, pedestrians, or motorcycle riders are at lower risk for death or injury than those in cars.
What Can I Do If I Am Involved In A Holiday Crash?
Suppose you have been involved in an accident of any type. In that case, it is vital to ensure that your medical bills are paid and your other expenses. You may also be entitled to payment of compensation for your pain, suffering, and emotional trauma.
To collect these payments, many people turn for help to a personal injury attorney. An attorney who has experience dealing with individual injury cases understands how these cases progress and how to deal with insurance companies, defense attorneys, and others who may stall the payment of compensation to the victim.
Ashley Injury Lawyers may help victims of car accidents, bicycle crashes, pedestrian collisions, or motorcycle accidents collect for their injuries. Ashley Injury Lawyers also represent the families of victims who die in traffic accidents through wrongful death lawsuits. With the help of an Ashley Law, personal injury attorney, victims and their families may be able to seek recovery for several types of losses.