The commute from home to work is a necessity for many Irvine residents. For most drivers, this goes without incident almost every single day. Unfortunately for Irvine’s drivers, accidents are not uncommon news events. In August 2016, a multi-car pile up killed one driver, and injured others as the vehicles burst into flame. In September, another multi-car accident on the northbound Freeway 5, sent multiple drivers to the hospital. Auto accidents are costly, life-changing events that take time and money to recover from. Fortunately, Irvine car accident victims can turn to Penney and Associates to get the compensation they need and deserve.
Irvine car accident dangers
In 2014, the California Office of Traffic Safety ranked cities by their collision rates. Just over 1300 Irvine residents were injured or killed in a car accident. Many were speed related, and more involved drunk driving arrests.
Speed has plays a major role in accidents around the state, and it also plays a role in determining who is at fault. The speed limit exists for good reasons, but many drivers exceed it. They believe that they are good enough to react to any mishap on the road. However, the faster you drive, the less time you have to react to any situation.
Drunk driving is a roll of the dice. Impaired drivers have less control of their vehicles than they think. In the US, drunk driving-related car accidents claimed 10,265 lives through 2015. Over half of Irvine car accident victims result from drunk driving. The danger is clear, and very real.
Penney and Associates is ready to help Irvine car accident victims!
A drive on Interstate 5 to Los Angeles can be brought to a tragic end by a car accident. You could be on your way home from a Christmas party, and suddenly be sideswiped by a drunk driver at the intersection of Jeffery Road and Irvine Center Drive. Car accidents are impossible to truly predict, and the consequences are long-lasting.
Surviving a car accident can leave you without a vehicle. You may suffer crippling injuries that make work impossible. And even if your injuries are limited, the medical costs can prove staggering. Worse still, insurance companies will look for any way to limit the compensation you are owed. The process could take weeks, months, or even years.
Penney and Associates has decades of experience with personal injury cases, and we understand how devastating a car accident can be to victims and their families. We aggressively pursue the just and fair settlements our clients deserve. If you are an Irvine car accident victim, contact us today. With a free consultation, we can prepare your case for court, and help you achieve peace of mind.