From minor rear-end collisions to catastrophic multi-vehicle crashes, almost all car accidents inflict some type of damage on the victims. Whether you’ve sustained personal injuries, property damage, or serious emotional distress in a recent accident, speak to a Santee car accident lawyer to learn your rights. The Law Offices of Howard Kitay have helped San Diego County citizens go up against at-fault drivers and other parties for decades. We can help you fight for financial recovery.
Facts About Santee Car Accidents
Santee, California is a suburb of San Diego County, with a population of 53,413 at the last census. Sitting 18 miles from the Pacific Ocean and bisected by the San Diego River, Santee is a popular city for water lovers. Unlike many coastal cities in CA, Santee still has many plots of land available for development. The city has recently added upscale communities, high-end houses, corporate parks, and shopping centers. It is a good mix of urban and rural living.
Drivers have to navigate four main thoroughfares within Santee. Magnolia Avenue and Cuyamaca Street run north and south in Santee, while Mast Boulevard and Mission Gorge Road run east and west. State Route 52 also traverses the city, extending eastward from State Route 125 to State Route 67. Santee is the eastern terminus of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System’s Green Line trolley route, and it also hosts the MTS bus service. Driving within the city can prove perilous for locals and tourists alike.
In 2014, the most recent year data is available, there were 144 people injured and killed in car accidents in Santee. Seven of these accidents involved drunk drivers, eleven involved motorcyclists, nine involved bicyclists, and seven involved pedestrians. The end of State Road 125 in Santee is a common place for accidents, as is El Nopal. Speeding is a main cause of crashes in Santee, as are other broken rules such as driving on the wrong side of the road and driving under the influence. If someone else caused your recent Santee car accident, speak with our attorneys about how to fight for compensation.
The Road to Recovery
After a car crash, the first thing you should do is to call the Santee police. Dial 911 and report the crash if it appears to have caused personal injuries, death, or more than $1,000 in property damage. Check yourself for your injuries, then find out if others are injured. Move to a safe location if possible and relocate disabled vehicles out of the roadway. Stay calm and wait on the scene for police to arrive. Do not admit fault for the crash. Gather information such as the other driver’s name and insurance information.
Contact a Santee Car Accident Attorney Today
Once you’re in a position to think clearly, contact our team of car accident lawyers. Do so as soon as you can after a collision if you believe someone else’s negligence played a role in your crash. Seek medical attention for your injuries first, then schedule your complimentary consultation with our lawyers in Santee. We can listen to your story, tell you if your claim has merit, and help you take the next steps toward financial recovery. Call (619) 442-0542 anytime, day or night, to get in touch with our attorneys.