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California is home to multiple roads and highways where, unfortunately, a high volume of serious accidents take place.In fact, by total number, California has the highest car accident fatality rate in the entire country. In 2021, automobile accidents in California resulted in close to 20,000 deaths and/or serious bodily injuries, according to UC Berkeley.

Even though there are a significant number of car accidents in Los Angeles and elsewhere around the state, specific roads and highways possess certain characteristics that make them more treacherous and pose a higher risk to motorists getting involved in a serious collision.Let’s explore a few.

State Route 2 (SR-2)

SR-2, which is also commonly referred to as Angeles Crest Scenic Byway, is based in Eastern San Bernardino County. SR-2 is best knownfor its incredible scenic views, but it also notorious due to a significant number of blind curves and sharp inclines.These blind curves and sharp inclinesare primarily why SR-2 is one of the most dangerous roads in the state.

State Route 78 (SR-78)

SR-78 is a massive road encompassing approximately 215 miles of terrain. It goes through densely populated areas within the jurisdictions of north San Diego, but also provides motorists a pathway through mountain regions.The dangerous stretches of SR-78 likely played a role in60 motorists losing their lives in the span of 7 years.

Interstate 15 (I-15)

I-15 is a highway encompassing more than 180 miles. It passes through San Bernardino County all the way to Las Vegas. I-15 does not present the same road risks as SR-2 and SR-78. There are no sharp inclines or blind curves. Nevertheless, I-15 poses risks to motorists due to the heavy congestion and prevalence of motorists opting to travel at excessively high rates of speed (likely due to the highway’s relatively flat terrain). Hence, more than one thousand people have died while traveling on Interstate 15 over the course of 15 years.

Financial Restitution

Pursuant to California law, someone injured in an accident caused by the careless or reckless actions of another motorist possess the right to pursue compensation for their harms and losses through a personal injury claim.Nevertheless, it is important to understand that you, the injured party, bear the burden of proving your case and holding the other motorist liable for your harms and losses. This is because California is an “at-fault” state. Basically, this means the injured partyis obligated to prove that the other motorist was at fault for causing the accident before they can obtain financial restitution.

Have Questions? Contact an Experienced Los Angeles Car Accident Attorney Today

If you or a family member suffered a serious injury in a car accident due to the negligence of another motorist, you owe it to yourself to retain the services of a well-respected and experienced Los Angeles injury attorney. At LA City Law, our team of expert lawyers are fully committed to skillfully employing our wealth of 20 + years of experience in pursuit of your claim’s optimal outcome. There is no financial risk to you. For further information or to schedule an appointment please contact LA City Law at 866.999.6640 or visit to learn more.

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