Glendale is a relatively safe city when compared to other cities of similar size. In total, 1162 collisions resulted in injuries or fatalities in 2016 – which is actually below the average for cities of this size. Glendale also ranks below average for collisions involving alcohol, motorcycle, speeding, night driving, and hit and run accidents. However, many highways go through or around Glendale, opening up citizens to the dangers of high-speed highway accidents. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, contact an accomplished Glendale car accident attorney at Aratta Law Firm by calling (818) 550-1111.
COMPARING STREET DRIVING ACCIDENTS AND HIGHWAYS DRIVING
Street driving provides a very different set of challenges than highway driving. While safe street driving generally requires proper navigation of intersections, frequent turns, and harmonious intercommunication with cyclists and pedestrians, safe highway driving is dependent on your ability to control your speed, move with the natural flow of traffic, and change lanes in a safe, predictable manner.
To the driver(s) involved, highway driving accidents are typically more severe than street driving accidents because of the higher speed limits on highways. At higher speeds, vehicles carry more momentum and therefor more destructive power. Couple that with the reduced reaction time available on highways and it is easy to see why safe driving on highways is so important
ON-RAMP AND OFFRAMP ACCIDENTS IN GLENDALE
There has been recent increase in the number of on-ramp and off-ramp accidents in Glendale. Most of these accidents are caused by drivers who are unfamiliar with the area and do not pay proper attention to road signs. These accidents have caused significant traffic delays around Glendale and serious injuries to those involved.
The city of Glendale is working to improve the situation by increasing the number of traffic signs and police patrols in the area. However, drivers must be aware of the potential hazards and take extra care when driving in unfamiliar places.
ROADSIDE AND SHOULDER ACCIDENTS IN GLENDALE
Roadside and shoulder accidents are most often caused when a vehicle comes to a complete stop on the side of the road and other vehicles within the normal flow of traffic accidentally drift onto the shoulder and strike the stationary car. Glendale is notorious for its accidents—a problem compounded by the fact that many of the city’s roads are in poor condition with potholes, cracks, uneven surfaces, and debris.
There have been several high-profile accidents in Glendale recently, including one fatal accident involving a school bus. The city has taken steps to improve road conditions and increase safety, but more can always be done.
CAUSES OF HIGHWAY ACCIDENTS IN GLENDALE
One of the most common negligent acts committed by drivers is distracted driving. Distracted driving is any time that a vehicle is being operated while the driver’s attention is set on something other than the road in front of them. This can include talking on the phone, texting, eating, talking to passengers, or adjusting the radio.
Another common cause of traffic accidents in Glendale is speeding. Speeding is when a driver goes over the posted speed limit or is too fast for the current conditions outside. Speeding increases the chances of an accident because it increases the amount of space needed for a driver to bring the vehicle to a full stop and makes drivers less predictable to others on the road.
Other causes of traffic accidents in Glendale include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving fatigued, and driving recklessly in poor weather conditions. Driving under the influence and driving fatigued make concentrating and reacting to things on the road more difficult. Poor weather conditions wreak havoc in cities like Glendale citizens here are used to having wonderful weather nearly all year round.
HOW TO FIGHT FOR FULL COMPENSATION
In order to prove negligence in a traffic accident, you will need to show that the other driver failed to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances. This means that they did not drive in a responsible way, and that their actions led to the accident. If you can prove that the other driver was negligent, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries.
HIRE A LAWYER
Your best chance of receiving full compensation is by hiring a qualified lawyer. The attorneys at Aratta Law Firm understand Glendale law and can help you with your case. For an immediate consultation call (818) 550-1111 to discuss your specific situation.