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Orange County is an area of Southern California that has exploded in growth over the past 30 years. At this point, more than 3 million people call Orange County home. While this growth has led to a lot of development and other positive changes, it has also led to increased congestion on the freeways in particular. Orange County is now nearly as notorious for its difficult traffic conditions as Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and other large metropolitan areas across the state. Unfortunately, that also means that the number of Orange County car accidents is extremely high. Gomez Trial Attorneys has opened an office in Orange County. We’d like to begin what will be regular publishing of information for motorists in the area in hopes of keeping them safer by providing a close look at the overall statistics in the area regarding motor vehicle accidents.
On average, more than 30,000 Orange County car accidents occur every year. These crashes include car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and crashes involving pedestrians. Those accidents lead to more than 14,000 people being either injured or killed. Nearly 1,500 people are injured or killed in Orange County car accidents in which alcohol is a factor on an annual basis. In addition, the following number of people are either injured or killed in these different types of collisions:
This information comes from the California Office of Transportation Safety, or OTS. The OTS is charged with collecting and reporting on several different types of data including car accidents. A link to a full breakdown of the statistics relating to Orange County car accidents can be found here.
If you or someone you love has been injured or worse in one of these Orange County car accidents, there are several ideas you should keep in mind as you work your way through the aftermath of one of these incidents.
If you find yourself in this difficult situation, contact the Orange County car accident lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys to schedule a free initial consultation.
John Gomez founded the firm alone in 2005. Today, John acts as President and Lead Trial Attorney. He has been voted by his peers as a top ten San Diego litigator in three separate fields: Personal Injury, Insurance and Corporate Litigation. Since 2000, he has recovered over $800 million in settlements and verdicts for his clients with more than 160 separate recoveries of one million dollars or more. A prolific trial lawyer, John has tried to jury verdict more than 60 separate cases.
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