Do More Car Accidents Happen During Rush Hour? We Checked 3 Big Freeways in LA County
Depending on where you are, rush hour can be a dangerous time for drivers.
Rush hour is defined as “a time during the day early in the morning or late in the afternoon when many people are traveling on roads to get to work or to get home from work”.
This is despite the fact that traffic in Los Angeles sometimes feels like it’s on a never ending loop!
It’s safe to say car accidents happen on a seemingly hourly basis.
Car accidents can be both frustrating and traumatic for the victims. Not only is there a potential for car damage, but the chances of suffering a personal injury comes with the territory.
One might wonder, are there more car accidents during rush hour as opposed to other periods of the day?
Let’s look at California accident data from UC Berkeley regarding some of Los Angeles’ busiest freeways.
On the 405, Monday through Friday, the time frame with the most car accidents is between 3 PM and 6 PM. Even the hours around it, from 12 PM to 3 PM and 6 PM to 9 PM have high accident rates.
In terms of rush hour in the morning, Monday has the second highest rate of accidents throughout the day.
The trend continues on the 101. The highest number of car crashes occurs Tuesdays between 3 PM and 6 PM as well.
This time period has the most accidents on the 101 everyday Monday through Friday.
On the 5, Fridays during the 3 PM to 6 PM time period sees the highest amount of car accidents.
On all freeways in Los Angeles County, the number of crashes is highest during rush hour, 3 PM until 6 PM.
Other time periods with high accident rates include:
12 PM until 3 PM
6 PM until 9 PM
Overall, there is an increase in rush hour accidents on Los Angeles County freeways between 3 PM and 6 PM.
If you were involved in a car accident during rush hour, you may be entitled to damages for any injuries as a result of the crash.
Driving during rush hour can already be a frustrating experience. Being stuck in traffic after a long day at work is one of the last things you want to experience.
The stress of being in traffic during rush hour can be made even worse after a car accident.
Many rush hour car accidents are the result of:
- Improper turns
- Changing lanes at inappropriate times
- Driving under the influence
- Disobeying traffic signs and signals
- Paying closer attention to text messages or other distractions
Common injuries after a car accident may include:
- Head injuries like a concussion
- Broken bones
- Neck injuries such as whiplash
- Internal injuries like bleeding or damage to vital organs
- Back injuries
- Wrongful death
Don’t let a personal injury put you in dire financial times. The potential for compensation after your rush hour accident is there if you seek help.
Get in touch with the Los Angeles car accident attorneys at C&B Law Group regarding your crash.
The attorneys at C&B Law Group are constantly working to ensure our clients receive the justice they deserve following an accident.
Even if you were at fault for an accident during rush hour, there’s still a possibility you can recover compensation under California comparative negligence laws.
C&B Law Group has an amazing track record of settling over 99 percent of our cases. Additionally, our team works on a contingency basis, so you won’t owe us a dollar in fees until your case is settled.
Don’t hesitate to contact our team today. We are here to help.
Get in touch with C&B Law Group about how you can receive a free consultation regarding your rush hour car accident.