Fatal Car Accident Statistics and Wrongful Death ClaimsTraffic collisions in Rancho Cucamonga are most often occurring on the freeways during the evening hours.  In 2017, the city's fatal accident rate remains went from slightly below the California average to equal to the State average.

Rancho Cucamonga, California Auto Accident Statistics

In 2017, the most recent year for which full data is available, Rancho Cucamonga fatal accident statistics were as follows:

  • 11 fatal accidents
  • 12 fatalities 
  • 4 alcohol involved fatal accidents
  • 2 pedestrian involved fatal accidents
  • 29 persons in fatal accidents

Rancho Cucamonga's 2017 fatal accident rate was at about the same average for the entire state of California.  In 2017, Rancho Cucamonga had about 6 fatal accidents per 100,000 people compared to the state average of about the same count per 100,000 people.

An analysis of traffic accidents from 1975 to 2017 in Rancho Cucamonga revealed the following:

  • Accidents were most likely to occur on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and most often occurring in the afternoon and evening hours.
  • July and October are the most dangerous months for auto accidents.
  • The I-15 and 210 freeways are the most dangerous locations for fatal accidents. 

Wrongful Death Claims for Rancho Cucamonga Car Accidents

Fatal accidents and vehicular deaths caused by simple negligence, a drunk driver, bad road conditions, a malfunctioning vehicle, inattention, or a combination of causes often lead to wrongful death claims. Wrongful death is a legal term essentially meaning that the death of a person was caused by the wrongful conduct of another person or entity.

The purpose of a wrongful death claim is to legally allow the remaining family members to obtain financial recovery from the person (or their insurance company) whose wrongful actions caused the death of a loved one. Wrongful death claims can seek reimbursement for medical care up to the time of death, pain and suffering, funeral and burial expenses, lost wages, and loss of the family's relationship with the deceased.

Typically, the surviving spouse, domestic partner, or children bring the wrongful death claim. Everyone who may have a legitimate claim must be included in the wrongful death suit as a plaintiff or involuntary defendant.

If you are suffering from the loss of a loved one caused by the negligent conduct of another person—whether from a traffic accident or some other cause—you should speak with an experienced attorney to review your claim. Inland Empire Law Group will be glad to provide you with a no-cost consultation and provide the needed advice to help you make the right decisions. Call (888) 694-3529 right away to schedule an appointment at our Victorville or Rancho Cucamonga office locations.


David Ricks
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Rancho Cucamonga Personal Injury Lawyer Serving the Inland Empire Community