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Statistics on Napa Auto Accidents

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August 04, 2019
Edward Smith

Statistics on Napa Auto Accidents

The city of Napa is one of the largest communities in the area, and nearly 80,000 people call it their home. Furthermore, the city serves as the seat of the local government and a hub for regional agriculture. For these reasons, Napa can be a fairly lively place with more than a little bit of traffic. Unfortunately, where there are vehicles, there’s always some risk of accidents. While most people don’t worry about being involved in a car accident on any given day, it only takes a single crash to cause major, life-changing injuries. In order to stay safe while driving on local roads, residents of Napa can read the following blog and learn about how accidents typically happen in their city.

Accidents Overview

Reports from researchers at UC Berkeley state that there were a total of 8,697 injury-causing auto accidents reported in Napa between January 1, 2007, and December 31, 2019. Out of these 8,697 accidents, 834 involved a motorcycle, 415 involved a pedestrian, and 575 involved a bicyclist. Additionally, around 46 percent of the total number of accidents took place on a state-operated roadway within Napa.


According to the data, these injuries caused a total of 12,000 injuries and another 153 fatalities. The majority of these crashes (about 59 percent) only involved injuries that were indicated to emergency responders by a complaint of pain. Around 30 percent involved a visible, moderate injury and around nine percent involved severe trauma. The 153 fatalities were spread over 137 individual accidents, accounting for about 1.5 percent of crashes overall.

Primary Causal Factor

The vast majority of car accidents happen because a driver fails to follow the rules of the road, and collisions in Napa are no exception. While multiple violations may be involved in a crash, officials will report a “primary causal factor” that they believe in having been the main cause of the accident. Below are the most common violations listed as the primary causal factor in traumatic Napa car accidents. They are listed from most to least common:

  • Speeding
  • Improper Turning
  • Right-of-Way Violations
  • DUI
  • Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road
  • Disobeying Traffic Signs or Signals

Less common violations all accounted for less than three percent of crashes each and included unsafe starting, lane changing, tailgating, improper passing, dangerous parking, and more.

Calling an Injury Lawyer

After being hurt in a crash, many people are worried about how they will be able to recover when they are facing steep medical expenses. Others are unsure of how they will be able to pay their bills when they are unable to continue working either permanently or for a period of time. In this situation, the best thing to do is to contact a Napa personal injury lawyer and ask about what your options are for recovering money for your damages. Often crash survivors are able to claim full recompense for the losses they have suffered. To learn more about finding a lawyer that you can place your trust in, feel free to watch this helpful, short video:

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Napa Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Napa personal injury lawyer. The injuries people suffer during car accidents can have devastating symptoms. If you were involved in a crash and sustained serious injuries, contact my office and speak to me by calling (800) 404-5400 or (707) 564-1900. During our phone call, I’ll be happy to offer you free, friendly legal advice.

I’ve been helping Napa residents claim the payments they deserve for severe injuries since 1982. You can find out more about my history of advocacy by taking a look at the settlements and verdicts I’ve been able to obtain. Also, you are free to browse through my profiles on the below websites where you will find many outstanding reviews from my clients themselves:

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