Injured in a Traffic Accident in La Mesa? Contact Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers
Known as “the Jewel of the Hills‚” La Mesa‚ California‚ is a city located in East San Diego County with a population of close to 57‚000 people. It’s accessible by Interstate 8 (also known as the Mission Valley Freeway) and California State Route 125. Major thoroughfares that cut through the city include El Cajon Boulevard and Fletcher Parkway. Traffic in the city is relatively light‚ and there are bicycle lanes aplenty.
Based on these conditions‚ auto accidents should hardly be a problem in La Mesa. However‚ the opposite may be becoming true‚ according to recent statistical trends.
If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver‚ whether as a passenger in a vehicle‚ a pedestrian‚ or a bicyclist‚ you need to contact an experienced La Mesa car accident attorney. Motor vehicle crashes can result in expensive medical bills‚ lost wages‚ and negative changes in your lifestyle and future. To get compensation for these losses and damages‚ you’re going to need to file a personal injury claim against the negligent driver’s insurance company.
The experienced La Mesa personal injury attorneys at Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers won’t let an insurance company screw you over by refusing or diminishing your claim‚ or offering you a settlement that’s less than you deserve. Call us for a free case evaluation at (888) 233-5020.
La Mesa Auto Accident Statistics
La Mesa experienced a spike in fatal accident rates in 2011. There were a total of five fatal accidents‚ in which 19 people and 10 vehicles were involved. Six people were killed in these tragic incidents; two of them were pedestrians. Two of the fatal accidents involved drunk drivers. In 2015‚ there were 409 total fatal and injury accidents in La Mesa. On a per-accident basis‚ La Mesa’s fatal accident rates in multiple categories were more than twice the state’s average; sometimes even tripling the California averages.
Between 2009 and 2010‚ there were significant increases in multiple La Mesa crash categories‚ including pedestrian accidents‚ which jumped from nine to 21. As for bicycle crash victims‚ the stat more than doubled – from six to 13. Additionally‚ speed-related collisions experienced a huge jump‚ from 19 to 53.
If the above information wasn’t alarming enough‚ recent data from law enforcement indicates that the number of drunk drivers out on the road has increased significantly. In 2009‚ a total of 64 drunk driving arrests were made in La Mesa‚ whereas in 2010‚ a total of 240 drunk driving arrests were reported! 2015 was back down to 112 DUI arrests‚ but 29 people were still injured or killed by drunk driving. The reason for this extreme rise may be that local law enforcement has enacted more aggressive policies against drunk driving. Even if this were the case‚ it does not discount the fact that a significant number of motorists in the city are driving drunk and hurting people.
Providing Dedicated Legal Representation to La Mesa Residents
Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers considers it our mission to stand up to unscrupulous insurance corporations on behalf of our injured clients. Medical costs are extreme in Southern California‚ and spending a night or two in Sharp Grossmont Hospital after a wreck will cost you dearly. We don’t believe you should be stuck footing the bill when the injury wasn’t your fault. We are not a high-volume “settlement mill” like those firms you see on television – we actually go to court and fight for our clients. Don’t let yourself get screwed by insurance companies that don’t care about your well-being. Instead‚ call Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers for a free consultation at (888) 233-5020.