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Car Accident Statistics

Auto Accident Statistics

Palm Springs Car Accident Attorneys

When you look at the statistics regarding auto accidents in Palm Springs, California, it is easy to see why these are the primary source of personal injury claims and lawsuits throughout the U.S.

Following are some car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident and bicycle accident statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP):

  • There were 7 fatal auto accidents in Palm Springs in 2007
  • That same year, there were 427 auto accident injuries and 270 auto accidents that resulted in property damage.
  • In 2008, there were over 5.8 million traffic accidents throughout the U.S.
  • 37,261 people were killed and 2,346,000 people lost their lives in traffic accidents nationwide in 2008.
  • Of the people who lost their lives in auto accidents in 2008:
    • 14,587 were occupants of passenger cars;
    • 677 were occupants of large trucks (weighing more than 10,000 pounds);
    • 10,764 were occupants of light trucks (weighing less than 10,000 pounds);
    • 5,290 were motorcyclists;
    • 716 were bicyclists; and
    • 4,378 were pedestrians.
  • 1,304,000 people injured in auto accidents in 2008 were occupants of passenger cars.
  • There were 11,773 traffic fatalities that resulted from drunk driving accidents in 2008, representing 32% of the total fatalities of the year.
  • Speeding is considered to be one of the most prevalent causes of traffic accidents and are counted as a contributing factor in approximately 31% of all fatal auto accidents.
  • There were 3,434 traffic fatalities in California in 2008 alone, the highest number of all states.

Your initial consultation with an attorney at Cohn & Swartzon is free. For more information about auto accidents and how our firm can help you, contact a Palm Springs auto accident lawyer!

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  • They made me feel comfortable.

    “I was in a car accident that resulted in injuries, time off of work, and repeated visits to medical providers. I sought the assistance of Cohn & Swartzon to assist me in recovering my lost wages and help with paying my medical bills. The firm was so friendly and really educated me about how auto insurance and medical insurance works when you're involved in an accident. They made me feel comfortable with the process and more importantly I never had to deal with negotiating with the insurance companies for any of my medical bills. I was able to recover my lost wages, my medical expenses were paid in full, and I received a very good recovery for my pain and suffering. I have definitely recommended this law firm to family and friends many times and they all have been pleased with their service, knowledge and expertise.”

    Stacey M.

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    “I highly recommend Cohn & Swartzon. When I decided to retain the Firm, I initially spoke with Attorney Jason D. Cohn. He was very knowledgeable and helpful in explaining what sort of personal injury case to expect. With the assistance of Attorney Saar Swartzon, Cohn & Swartzon were able to get me a $28,000 settlement. I was very pleased with the Firm's persistence and hard work. The attorneys always kept me informed about how my case was going, they were completely honest, and offered great advice. They listened to my concerns and needs, and always made me feel like I was a high priority client. Everyone at the Firm is very friendly and caring, both as one's legal representation, and simply as individuals. Thanks again!”


  • Cohn & Swartzon helped me to receive greatly needed medical care.

    “I was recently hurt in a really bad car accident. I did not have health insurance but Cohn & Swartzon helped me to receive greatly needed medical care. They also helped me get a replacement car quickly so that my wife could continue to drive to work while I was at home, getting better. I could not have done it alone, and I am very grateful to them.”

    Jackob S.

  • In addition to Jason and Saar, the entire staff always provided the utmost in service.

    “Let me begin by saying that I would recommend Cohn & Swartzon to anyone in need of legal advice. Both Jason and Saar are very personable and they provided a high level of service to me as their client. In addition to Jason and Saar, the entire staff always provided the utmost in service. One of the things that I liked was the fact that they stayed true to their word. They told me that they personally would take calls, if necessary. It was not very often that I needed to speak directly to them; but when I did, they were accessible. I appreciate the great lengths that they went to in working with an uncooperative doctor, who took a very long time getting a key report to them. They worked with the insurance companies and the adjusters, which took all of the unnecessary stress off of me. The Firm went to bat for me and we were successful in settling my personal injury case without going to trial. Saar was able to negotiate and reduce my medical bills, thus putting more cash into my hands. I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome, and the timing of the settlement couldn't have come at a better time.”


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    “It was such a pleasure to be represented by Cohn and Swartzon recently. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of honest, knowledgeable, and hard fighting attorneys. After a car accident which involved numerous injuries, I couldn't handle the stress of dealing with insurance companies. They completely took over for me. They negotiated with the insurance companies and as a result of their determination, I received a very fast and fair settlement. All during this process, they kept me updated on all the proceedings, always returned my phone calls promptly and answered any questions I had. The entire staff at Cohn and Swartzon were always courteous and helpful. Thank you ever so much!”