Los Angeles I-10 Highway Accident Attorney


Interstate 10, or the 10 as it is more commonly known to locals, was Los Angeles’ first freeway. It also has the dubious honor of being the most dangerous road in the state with the highest traffic fatalities. In 2016, when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration compiled the most recent statistics, more people died on California roads than in any other U.S. state. It’s not exactly the type of chart you want to top, but one which California is regularly ranked #1 on.

Given that so many fatal and non-fatal car accidents happen in Los Angeles, it should be no surprise that JML Law attorneys have a proven track record of successfully handling lawsuits relating to accidents on the 10 and other highways. If you or a loved one have fallen victim to a collision on the I-10 or elsewhere in Los Angeles, call us today at 818-610-8800 to schedule your free initial consultation.

Fatal Accidents On The I-10 And Other Los Angeles Highways And Freeways

As we mentioned earlier, the 10 is the most dangerous stretch of road in Los Angeles and, indeed, in Southern California. Drivers should exercise the utmost caution at all times when behind the wheel, particularly when navigating any of the state’s most hazardous highways and freeways. According to recent figures, the five most dangerous roads in Southern California are:

  1. The 10 (Interstate 10, or I-10).
  2. State Road 138 runs through parts of Los Angeles County and San Bernardino.
  3. Interstate 5 and, more specifically, the Orange County section of I-5.
  4. Interstate 15, joining San Bernardino, San Diego, and Riverside.
  5. State Road 126 is nicknamed “Bloody Alley” for good reason.

Each of these roads is dangerous for different reasons – for example, the 10 is infamous for collisions caused by speeding. At the same time, State Road 126 sees numerous crashes between speeding cars and slow-moving agricultural vehicles. Meanwhile, State Road 138’s hazards come from steep, winding mountainous terrain, and I-5 carries a disproportionate number of 18-wheelers and other large commercial vehicles. Driving carefully and courteously will always serve you well, but it is also advisable to research new roads before traveling to ensure you are familiar with potential hazards.

How Often Do Fatal Car Accidents Happen In California

These statistics do not relate specifically to the 10, but as the I-10 is the most dangerous road in the state, they can be assumed to provide a relevant overview. According to the NHTSA’s 2016 statistics:

  1. 3,263 people were killed in fatal car accidents in the state of California.
  2. Seven hundred ninety of these fatalities occurred in Los Angeles County, including on the I-10 and other highways. This averages out to around two deaths per day.
  3. Deaths on Los Angeles highways have increased by over 20% since 2012.
  4. Over 39,000 people sustained non-fatal injuries on Los Angeles highways.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident on a Los Angeles highway, including the I-10, you are more than simply a statistic. You are a real person with genuine needs and deserve to be treated as such.

To hire a Los Angeles car accident attorney to handle your case with the compassion you deserve while aggressively pursuing compensation, call JML Law today at 818-610-8800. Your initial consultation is free, and you pay no legal fees until we win.

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