Lakewood Car Accident Resources and Statistics
Car Accident Injuries Are A Big Deal
Getting injured in a car accident isn’t the same as an injury elsewhere. Often times being involved in an accident can result in much more catastrophic injuries that are permanent or require years to recover from. Added to that, injured victims will have to deal with car and health insurance companies to pay for hospital bills and property damage, and if a victim has to miss work because of their injuries, they will often find themselves not knowing how to pay the bills. This is where knowing a good Lakewood personal injury lawyer comes in handy. Bisnar Chase offers resources on what to do after a car accident, and how to hire a personal injury lawyer. If you’ve been in a Lakewood car accident, read these to get a better understanding of whether you need a lawyer or not.
How Dangerous are Lakewood Car Accidents?
Lakewood with its’ population of 80,000 and daily traffic of 1,000,000 cars on the road, has a much better record of injuries and deaths as a result of accidents than the rest of the state. In Lakewood, 40% of all accidents result in injuries, and .3% of all accidents result in a death. This is vastly improved over the state average of 50% of accidents resulting in an injury, and .5% of accidents resulting in a death. In Lakewood, these numbers make a difference of about 300 fewer injuries and 10 fewer deaths in the past 5 years.
DUIs are also less likely to result in fatal accidents than the state average. In the past 5 years, there was one death in every 110 DUI accidents in Lakewood. For the whole state of California, the number of deaths in DUI accidents triples to 1 in every 38. DUI is still an issue and must be taken seriously, but it is good to know that Lakewood is moving in the right direction, having nearly half as many DUIs as the rest of the state.
Consulting a Lawyer
If you feel like you are able to negotiate well with your insurance company, we’d recommend reading our guide on Negotiating with Car Insurance Companies. It is best to not press your insurance adjuster for a quick settlement, or to accept or counter an offer when it is first presented, so as to retain the power in the negotiations. For others who would rather let someone handle the stress of negotiations, we’d recommend searching for a personal injury lawyer you trust and feel comfortable with. Bisnar Chase offers a free case consultation with no pressure to sign a case with us if you feel uncomfortable. If you want to see if you have a case for your car accident injury in Lakewood, contact Bisnar Chase now!
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