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    Car Accidents

    Drivers in Los Angeles have experienced more traffic delays than drivers in any other metropolitan area in 2008. According to the L.A. Department of Transportation, each person traveling by road in L.A. endured about 93 hours (nearly four days) of delays due to traffic accidents.

    Tragically, this is only the tip of the iceberg. While car accidents can cause severe traffic delays, in the worst cases, they also result in serious personal injuries or death.

    If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a car accident, it’s vital that you:

    • Receive the medical attention you need to recover (including all necessary long-term care)
    • Consult with an experienced car accident attorney at the Law Offices of David S. Chesley, Inc. to learn more about your legal rights

    At the Law Offices of David S. Chesley, Inc., we specialize in securing sizable personal injury settlements for individuals injured in car accidents. We are dedicated to providing you with compassionate, yet aggressive representation to help you recover the maximum compensation you need and deserve.

    More Car Accident Statistics

    • In 2008, there were over 50,000 car accidents reported in the L.A. area.
    • These collisions caused more than 290,000 personal injuries and nearly 5,000 deaths.
    • Statewide, the number of highway accidents in California has increased by about 8 percent in 2008.
    • About 11 percent of these car accidents occurred as the result of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
    • About 26 percent of all drivers in the U.S. have been in a traffic collision within the past 5 years.
    • In the U.S., car accidents cause four deaths per hour.

    Causes of Car Accidents

    Research has found that approximately:

    • 57 percent of car accidents result from driver factors, such as reckless driving, intoxication or human error
    • 27 percent are caused by driver and roadway factors
    • 6 percent result from vehicle and driver factors
    • 3 percent are caused by a combination of roadway, driver and vehicle factors
    • 2 percent result from only vehicle factors
    • 1 percent are caused by roadway and vehicle factors
    • 4 percent have unidentifiable factors

    When human error plays a part in traffic collisions, the specific causes typically involve:

    • talking on cell phones or to other passengers in the car
    • changing radio stations or adjusting music devices
    • driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
    • driving while sleepy or drowsy
    • reckless driving, such as speeding, tailgating or cutting off other drivers

    Other causes of Los Angeles car accidents include:

    • poor weather conditions
    • poor roadway conditions
    • animals or debris in the road
    • vehicle malfunctions

    Compensation is Available for Auto Accident Victims

    If you have been involved in a car accident—regardless of the cause, be sure to contact our esteemed car accident attorneys immediately to determine if you are entitled to seek compensation for your injuries and losses.

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    • Multiple defendants each facing 7 years charged with smuggling prescription drugs into California from Mexico our client was the only defendant who received NO JAIL TIME!

    • Client facing 5 years for possession of deadly weapon we negotiated a plea for NO JAIL TIME!

    • Client facing 3 life terms for multiple felony counts of Child Molestation and Sodomy with child we proved the charges were fabricated by victims mother DISMISSAL of all charges at preliminary hearing!

    • Strike case: Client charged with possession of methamphetamine facing 25 years we filed a Romero Motion which was granted case REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR!

    • Client’s estranged girlfriend alleged Client broke into her room and choked her facing 14 years in State Prison we won at trial JURY ACQUITTAL.

    • Police allegedly discovered 3 bags of marijuana in client’s glove box faced 6 years we filed a 1538.5 motion to suppress resulting in DISMISSAL of all charges!

    • Client allegedly sold rock cocaine to undercover officer faced 10 years following our argument client received NO JAIL TIME!

    • Client facing 15 years for Armed Robbery we proved misidentification Judge DISMISSED the case!

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