Car crashes can often be fatal, resulting in high financial and emotional costs for the victims family. Hospital bills, funeral expenses, vehicle damage, lost wages, and more can all add up to make an already devastated family feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to turn. What are the causes of the most fatal car crashes in California and what can a family do if they’ve lost a loved one in a car accident?
Improper Turns Cause California Car Crash Deaths
In 2015, according to Business Insider, improper turn caused the most deadly car accidents in California. No other state in the U.S. had more improper turn crashes that ended in fatalities this year. In most other states, the leading cause of car crash fatalities was failure to stay in the proper lane.
What About Drunk Driving Accidents?
Drunk driving is also a significant contributor to car accident deaths in the state of California. However, Business Insider reports that California was lower in drunk driving accident fatalities than many other states in the U.S, with approximately 1.19 deaths per 100,000 residents in 2015.
What to Do If Your Loved One Was Killed in a Car Crash
If your loved one was killed in a car accident, your life has been turned upside down. If another person’s negligence or carelessness was responsible for the crash, you may be able to recover financial compensation for the losses you’ve incurred. Although no amount of money will soften the devastation you feel, it can help cover many of the financial burdens you are facing now.
At the Law Offices of Carl L. Brown, we have represented victims of California car accidents and their families for years. Whether the accident caused only minor damage, or was fatal, we have the skills and resources to guide hurting families toward a positive resolution for their case.
Contact us today at (559) 431-4400 for a consultation to meet with our attorneys and to discuss your case in detail. Our auto accident attorneys are caring and compassionate, and are available now to speak with you and hear your story. Don’t wait to get the help you need after losing a loved one in a car crash — call now.