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Which California City Has the Most Dangerous Drivers?

Posted on in Personal Injury

California accident lawyer, California injury attorneyA recent study ranked California’s 65 largest cities to determine what city had the most dangerous drivers, and in at number one was San Francisco.

San Jose was ranked by the study as one of the safer major cities in the state. It ranks 49th out of 65. Other nearby cities on the ranking include Berkley at fourth, Salinas at sixth, Oakland at 24th and Hayward at 45th. Simi Valley ranked last on the list.

One reason that San Francisco was ranked as the city with the most dangerous drivers is that it has a high number of car accident fatalities. In 2009, it ranked number one in the state in traffic deaths per vehicle miles driven. In 2016, 29 car accident fatalities were reported.

Factors Considered in the Study

The study was based on 2015 numbers and included data on:

  • Accident rates;
  • Fatality rates;
  • Reported injuries;
  • Accidents related to alcohol use;
  • Accidents where speed was a factor;
  • Hit and run statistics;
  • Population density;
  • Mileage traveled;
  • Accidents related to infrastructure defects;
  • Rainfall statistics; and
  • Percentage of drivers 15 to 29 years old.

What to Do If You Have Been in a Car Accident

Car accidents occur everywhere, even in the safest of cities. It’s important to have a plan that covers what steps you would take after an accident.

The most important thing after an accident is your health. Do not attempt to get out of the car if you are unable, and seek medical treatment immediately even if you think your injuries are minor. It is also important to attend all doctor’s appointments and follow any advice recommended by your doctor.

If you are able at the scene, trade information with the other drivers and take any photos or video of your car and any injuries you or your passengers may have sustained.

Contact a San Jose, CA Car Accident Attorney

If you have been injured in a car accident, you should contact a lawyer to discuss your rights and what damages you may be entitled to. We find that many clients underestimate the damages that would be awarded by a jury and underestimate the amount of pain and medical bills they will incur while recovering.

The seasoned San Jose auto accident lawyers at Jachimowicz Law Group offer free initial consultations. Call 408-246-5500 to schedule your appointment today.

 

Sources:

http://sf.curbed.com/2017/1/26/14385188/san-francisco-dangerous-drivers-cars

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/S-F-s-dubious-No-1-traffic-deaths-injuries-2462290.php

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