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Redding’s Deadliest Traffic Violations

Redding’s Deadliest Traffic Violations

Redding’s Deadliest Traffic Violations

Redding’s Deadliest Traffic Violations– Some car accidents can’t be avoided because they are out of drivers’ control. For instance, a car part might break or malfunction, causing a driver to veer off of the road, or an animal may dart into the road at the last second and cause a collision. However, the large majority of accidents happen when motorists commit a traffic violation. Traffic laws exist to keep drivers safe, and when negligent drivers don’t follow them, they endanger everybody on the roadway including other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. Sadly, many of the accidents caused by negligent drivers cause fatal injuries and have massive consequences for the loved ones of those who are killed. Those who live in or frequently drive through Redding may want to know some of the data regarding fatal accidents in Redding and which violations are likely to cause them.

Violations Listed

According to data published by researchers at the University of California, Redding saw 5,579 injury-causing accidents between 2006 and 2018. Out of these accidents, 93 caused one or more fatal injuries, accounting for around 1.7 percent of traumatic crashes overall. This percentage is slightly higher than that of the nearest major city, Sacramento, for which 1.2 percent of injury accidents were fatal.

The violations that caused these fatal Redding accidents are listed below next to the number of collisions they were responsible for during 2006-2018:

  • Pedestrian Violations, 25
  • DUI, 18
  • Improper Turning, 10
  • Automobile Right of Way, 10
  • Unsafe Speed, 9
  • Traffic Sign and Signal Violations, 6
  • Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road, 5
  • Unsafe Lane Changing, 3

The remaining violations only caused one accident each and included hazardous parking, pedestrian right of way, and impeding traffic.

Wrongful Death Claims

When a person loses their life in a car accident, it usually has serious consequences for their family and loved ones. Not only are families faced with the difficult task of recovering emotionally, but they are often also left with major financial concerns. Sudden death in the family can mean losing a source of income, which can make it even more difficult to pay for hospital bills, funeral costs, and other expenses.

For these reasons, when a person dies in an accident caused by a negligent party, their family is often able to recover payments through filing a “wrongful death claim.” These claims are meant to compensate dependents and family members for both economic and non-economic losses, and there are many different damages that a wrongful death case can involve. However, each case is different and negligent drivers may not be the only liable party. To learn more about wrongful death cases and whether or not you have a viable claim, you should call a Redding wrongful death lawyer.

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Wrongful Death Lawyer Redding

I’m Ed Smith, a Redding wrongful death lawyer. If a reckless driver cost you the life of your loved one, please contact me for free, friendly legal advice. You can speak with me at (530) 392-9400 and (800) 404-5400. You can also reach me online.

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