| Added On February 15, 2010
Laguna Niguel Car Accidents – Are the Streets Getting Safer or More Dangerous?
Good news for the residents of Laguna Niguel – maybe. The incidents of fatal car accidents have appeared to be decreasing over the past few years. Those statistics, however, are of little help to the family of the first fatality victim of 2010.
Statistics for the year 2006 show that there were four fatal accidents in Laguna Niguel with four different vehicles being involved. Of those four accidents, one was caused by an impaired driver. Five people were killed as a result of the fatal accidents in 2006 with an additional two people injured. Additionally, one pedestrian was injured as well. Again, in 2007, statistics for Laguna Niguel show that there were four fatal car accidents with a total of five vehicles involved in the accidents. Thankfully, none of the accidents involved an impaired driver, however one pedestrian was involved. The year 2008 saw an improvement in the number of fatal car accidents – only two people were killed in Laguna Niguel accidents. A total of three vehicles were involved in the fatalities and one was driven by a drunk driver. A third person was injured in the fatal accidents.
Sadly, 2010 hasn’t gotten off to a very good start for the residents and drivers of Laguna Niguel. On the evening of January 9, 2010, Charles Reginald Conwell, 58, was struck and killed as he attempted to cross the street in Laguna Beach. Reports indicate that he was crossing at the 1700 block of Laguna Canyon Road when a woman driving a minivan struck him – ultimately causing his death. He was not, according to reports, crossing at a marked crosswalk. If initial reports of the accident are correct, then the driver of the mini van may not be at fault for the accident – or may bear less responsibility for the accident – because the victim was not crossing at a designated crosswalk.
We all hope that the incidents of fatal car accidents continue to decline for the residents of Laguna Niguel, despite the year starting off as it did. Car accidents can happen at any time, in any place, and under any circumstance. If you have been involved in a car accident, then you know this. Regardless of how careful you are, you just can’t always predict the behavior or actions of the drivers around you. If you have been the victim of a car accident and feel that the other driver was responsible for your injuries, then contact an experienced Laguna Niguel personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Only an experienced Laguna Niguel personal injury attorney can assess the circumstances surrounding your particular accident and advise you whether you may be able to collect compensation form the other party or parties involved. If it turns out that someone was negligent, and their negligence caused your injuries, then you may be able to receive compensation for those injuries. Contact the experienced team at Ledger Law online at ledgerlaw.com or give them a call at 1-800-300-0001.