According to the CHP, 68 people were killed in crashes over the long Fourth of July weekend in California. Life will never be the same for any one of those families. The next statistic the CHP revealed was that nearly half of those who died were not wearing seatbelts. CHP also stated that officers statewide also issued more than 9,700 speeding tickets during the holiday enforcement period. For this weekend the enforcement period was defined as Friday night through Tuesday night.
The news got worse when it was learned Officers made 1,224 arrests for driving under the influence statewide. The 1224 arrests for driving under the influence means there was on average one arrest for every 5 minutes during the enforcement period. “All of these deaths were preventable, and the loved ones they leave behind will be forever impacted,” said CHP Commissioner Sean Duryee. “Traffic safety is everyone’s responsibility, and these statistics show us how much work there is still to be done.” Seat belt use is controllable, driving under the influence is controllable and obeying the posted speed limit are controllable acts. Other controllable acts include distracted driving and driving when overly tired or drowsy.
Statistics like these from the CHP are why our office is available 24 hours to talk to you. Being able to tell someone the facts when they are fresh in your mind and pertinent evidence may still be available matters. Most newer cars have on-board computers that track driver behavior including speed and driver distraction. Capturing and preserving this evidence is time sensitive and may be crucial to proving the facts as they pertain to your case. Do not hesitate to call our office at any hour of the day or evening. We are available to help you when you need us.
We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when insurance companies fail to offer full compensation. We help with serious injuries that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth, LLP. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of experience specializing in only representing injured people. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit www.gblegal.com We would be honored to represent you!