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The mention of Palm Springs can evoke the thought of certain iconic images. We visualize long, straight roads lined with majestic palm trees; world-class golf resorts; and high-end sports cars cruising down El Paseo. These are all scenes associated with this relatively small city of under 50,000 permanent residents. The place is typically a destination for vacationers and retirees to relax and enjoy the sun. However, its beauty can lead to complacency about the possibility of danger. Rarely do we consider the probability of being involved in a Palm Springs car accident. Unfortunately, based on recent data, there is cause for concern. The risk of being involved in a Palm Springs car accident is rising.
TIMS, or Transportation Injury Mapping System, is a database available to the public. The University of California-Berkeley built and maintains this database. TIMS provides different types of information regarding car accidents across California. When one looks at the recent Palm Springs car accident data, a trend identifies itself immediately:
259 total car accidents
383 people either killed or injured
294 total car accidents
440 people either killed or injured
331 total car accidents
492 people either killed or injured
A link to this database can be found here. It should be noted that these statistics concern only Palm Springs car accidents that occurred within the city limits including those on Interstate 10.
A look at the Palm Springs car accident statistics reveals the following information:
The chance that someone will be involved in a Palm Springs car accident is rising every year.
If you are involved in a Palm Springs car accident that you believe was caused by someone else, there are certain thoughts you should keep in mind. Below is a brief overview of them:
Finally, and perhaps most importantly seek legal advice. Before you speak to anyone from an insurance company or to the other party, seek legal advice to make sure you are protecting your legal rights. If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash, contact the Palm Springs car accident lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys as soon as possible 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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