Summer Car Accidents – 3 Big Reasons the Chances of a Crash Grow
As the days get longer, summer car accidents increase by 6.5 percent.
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), summer car accidents are higher than any other season.
Data reveals that summer car accidents increase every month between May and August in the US. On the contrary, there is a 28 percent decrease in accidents during colder months (November through February).
Why does the summertime see an increase in car crashes? There isn’t an exact reason, but there are many factors that should be considered.
The average amount of daylight increases during summer, usually to over 12 hours per day. With longer hours and warmer temperatures, the number of people going out for various activities will increase as well.
More people out will likely lead to more vehicles on the road. With an increase in cars, the chances of a car accident will also grow.
Another factor to consider when looking into why there is an increase in summer car accidents is the growing number of travelers during these months.
The NSC reports June and July are the two highest months for summer car accidents. A recent Gallup poll reported that 51 percent of Americans planned to take a vacation during July.
Travelers may be searching for directions to their destination, checking their phone and causing a distraction. Additionally, drivers uncertain of where they are can easily lose focus and crash into another car as they look around for landmarks or other places to help locate themselves.
A growth in summer car accidents might also be attributed to more construction.
Multiple studies show that construction generally booms during the summer months. Construction zones see many car accidents.
Most construction zones have reduced speeds, changing traffic patterns, and other traffic signals to help decrease the risk of crashes. However, it doesn’t always work.
Both drivers and construction workers can be held responsible for summer car accidents in construction zones.
If you plan to soak up the sun at a beach or on the freeway during this period of increased sunshine and warmer temps, try avoiding summer car accidents by:
- Don’t speed – speeding is one of the leading causes of car accidents all times of the year.
- Follow traffic signals and other posted traffic signs – this can help maintain a proper traffic flow.
- Remain distraction free while driving – this includes texting, eating, etc.
- Stay alert of other vehicles around you – other drivers may not take safety precautions.
The team at C&B Law Group has a guide to driving in California this summer.
Regardless of following tips, summer car accidents can still happen at any time. In 2022, almost 10 percent of all Los Angeles car accidents resulted in a serious injury.
Summer car accidents can lead to serious injuries, such as:
- Broken bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Organ damage
- Neck injuries
- Concussions or other serious head injuries
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Chronic back pain
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Wrongful death
At C&B Law Group, we vow to help you recover damages following a personal injury in a summer car accident. We’ve helped clients recover millions of dollars in a short period of time.
Some of the damages we’ve helped our clients recover include:
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
We have experience dealing with insurance companies who try bullying and manipulating clients to settle their case early. We will fight within our legal power to make sure you don’t take anything less than what you deserve.
Compassion is just one of the many characteristics that describe our Los Angeles car accident attorneys. We’re available by phone and text to answer any questions you have throughout the process of your claim.
Get in touch with the Los Angeles accident attorneys about your summer car accident. Your initial consultation with our team is free!