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Reasons for fatal car crashes in California

Using data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration between 2009 and 2013, the Auto Insurance Center has determined what behaviors caused the most fatal car accidents in every state. In California, improper turns caused the most deadly auto accidents. Other common causes of fatal accidents included failure to stay in one's lane, reckless driving and failure to yield the right of way.

The data also showed which states had the most instances of drunk driving that led to fatal crashes. California was on the low end of the spectrum for these types of accidents. This might be because drunk driving took place more in rural areas where public transportation was not readily available. California also ranked low in speeding deaths compared to other states.

When looking at weather conditions that led to fatal accidents, rain, fog and crosswinds were more dangerous in California. Other states struggled with sleet and snow.

Many car accident deaths in California are caused by improper turns, but this does not mean that the other reasons for accidents do not occur in the state. Whether a crash is caused by overcorrecting or improper lane changes, an injured victim may be entitled to compensation for their losses. A personal injury attorney can examine the results of the police investigation reports and other evidence such as the accounts of eyewitnesses to help establish that the negligence of another driver was responsible for the accident.In a lawsuit against such a driver, injured plaintiffs often seek damages in the form of medical expense reimbursement and compensation for wages lost during the recovery period.

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