LONG BEACH PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY – CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER
MICHAEL REHM – (323) 963-8283
Long Beach is home to such diverse attractions as the Queen Mary, a shark lagoon, and the Museum of Latin American Art. Tourists who visit Long Beach add to the traffic generated by the nation's 43rd most populous city.
All that traffic creates a danger for drivers. Long Beach is even more dangerous for pedestrians, bicycle riders, and motorcycle riders. Taken together, almost 2,600 Long Beach traffic accident victims died or were injured during the most recent year analyzed by the Office of Traffic Safety.
The OTS ranks the 15 largest California cities with regard to traffic accident injuries and deaths. After adjusting for population and miles driven, Long Beach has an overall ranking of 8/15, meaning seven other cities have a better ranking.
Pedestrian Accidents in Long Beach
While the overall ranking places Long Beach in the middle of the urban pack, its ranking for pedestrian accidents is much worse. With 355 pedestrian injuries or deaths in just one-year, Long Beach had the second worst ranking among large California cities.
Even more dismal is the city's ranking for pedestrian accidents involving minors under the age of 15. The OTS ranked Long Beach as the worst city for crashes that injure children while they are walking.
Seniors are also at risk in Long Beach. The OTS ranked Long Beach third among the 15 largest California cities for pedestrian accidents involving victims age 65 or older.
Bicycle and Motorcycle Accidents in Long Beach
The OTS determined that Long Beach, with 222 bicycle accidents in a single year, had the second worst crash ranking involving bicyclists of the 15 largest California cities. While Long Beach pedestrian accidents are more likely to be fatal than bicycle accidents, a bicycle collision often causes broken bones, joint damage, and facial scarring.
Crashes with motorcycle riders in Long Beach caused 141 injuries or deaths in the most recent year that the OTS analyzed. Long Beach ranked third of 15 California cities in the category of motorcycle collision injuries.
Long Beach Accident Factors
Long Beach ranked second in accidents during nighttime hours. Not coincidentally, Long Beach ranked fourth in alcohol-involved injury accidents.
Driving after drinking, like distracted driving and speeding, is an act of negligence. Auto Accident Lawyer Michael Rehm can help Long Beach accident victims who have been injured — and families of victims who have been killed — by a negligent driver.
Long Beach Traffic Accident Lawsuits
Lawsuits against negligent drivers who cause injuries in Long Beach are filed in the busy Los Angeles County Superior Court. The cases are typically heard in the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse at 275 Magnolia in Long Beach.
There are usually about 26 judges assigned to the Long Beach courthouse. Only a few of those preside in traffic accident cases.
In the most recent year for which statistics are available, more than 17,000 lawsuits involving motor vehicle accidents were filed in Los Angeles County. About half of all new filings are resolved within one year, almost always by settlement. Only 15% of Los Angeles County motor vehicle accident cases were still pending after two years.
The most recent statistics show that more than 14,000 Los Angeles County motor vehicle accident lawsuits were resolved during that year. While most traffic accident cases settle, 136 cases in that year were resolved by jury trial.
Long Beach Car Accident Attorney Michael Rehm provides representation on all personal injury matters in Long Beach, California, including auto, motorcycle, pedestrian, bicycle, boat and wrongful death cases. For more information, call Accident Attorney Rehm at (323) 963-8283.
LONG BEACH AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEY – WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYER
MICHAEL REHM – (323) 963-8283
Long Beach Accident Resources:
Long Beach Police Department Accident Report Request Page