If you or a loved one has been involved in a fatal car accident in San Jose, CA, don’t hesitate to contact GJEL Accident Attorneys.
Our experienced team of lawyers understands the challenges that come with a tragic loss, and we are dedicated to providing compassionate and effective legal representation to help you get the compensation you deserve.
We understand that no amount of money can bring back your loved one, but we can help you hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions. Our goal is to help you get the justice and closure you need to move forward. We have a proven track record of success in handling wrongful death cases and will fight tirelessly to protect your rights.
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About Fatal Car Accidents in San Jose
San Jose, located in Santa Clara County has a population of 1.025 million residents across around 180 square miles. However, most of the traffic accidents occur within the downtown city area. With so many people in such a small area, it’s easy to see how these accidents happen.
The danger in San Jose should not be overlooked. According to the University of Berkeley’s Transportation Injury Mapping System, there were 420 people killed and 44,740 injured in transportation accidents from 01/01/2006 – 12/31/2014.
The number of fatal accidents is high
On average there are 46.66 deaths per year on San Jose roads. This number is high and is not showing any signs of slowing, even with the implementation of new traffic safety systems.
These car accidents are broken up into different accident types with rear-end accidents being the most common type of collision. You can view the most common causes of collisions below:
Type of Collision
|A – Head-On||2101||6.28%|
|B – Sideswipe||3099||9.27%|
|C – Rear End||12009||35.91%|
|D – Broadside||7887||23.58%|
|E – Hit Object||3441||10.29%|
|F – Overturned||850||2.54%|
|G – Vehicle/Pedestrian||2526||7.55%|
|H – Other||914||2.73%|
|– – Not Stated||616||1.84%|
How to Protect Yourself from Car Accidents
While there is no full proof way to protect yourself from car accidents you can take extra precautions while on the road. One of the most important things to remember is to pay close attention when walking near roads. Drivers are commonly distracted and walking around in pedestrian mall areas or on sidewalks next to major streets you should pay extra attention.
Always assume that the oncoming cars don’t see you when crossing streets and take extra precautions by looking each direction.
Recent Fatal Car Crashes in San Jose in 2018
Below is a list of recent traffic crashes resulting in fatalities in San Jose, California.
03/01/18 – Motorcycle Accident while attempting to exit onto 101
02/28/18 – A hit and run at Park Avenue and Newhall Street where a car hit a man crossing the street
02/28/18 – A driver hit parked cars in the area of Pleasant Ridge Avenue near Avenue B. The driver died of her injuries.
02/22/18 – DUI Crash after driver crashes into a home.