Top Car Injury Accident Lawyers in Costa Mesa - Costa Mesa Traffic Accidents

Costa Mesa is the 8th most populated city in Orange County, California.  According to the U.S. Census, the population of Costa Mesa in 2019 was 113,003.

Anyone who lives in or drives through Costa Mesa, CA already knows that auto accidents are a frequent occurrence.

At Guldjian & Fasel Accident Attorneys, we understand that a Costa Mesa car accident can be one of the most traumatic experiences in one’s life. In addition to the stress and anxiety associated with such a devastating event, individuals are often left confused as to how to pay for their medical bills, and how to support themselves and their families during their recovery. 

Our Costa Mesa car accident attorneys have worked on a wide variety of car accident cases, including accidents that resulted in:

Our Costa Mesa car accident lawyers can help arrange medical treatment with doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and other medical professionals that may be needed.

To further complicate the stress that comes with an auto accident, insurance laws in California are quite complex and confusing. Our Orange County car accident lawyers know based on experience that insurance companies often do not operate in the victims’ best interest.

Below are some auto accident statistics gathered from various sources that include the total number of accidents, number of injury accidents, number of fatal accidents, types of accidents, cause of accidents, and the day and time of accidents.

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Costa Mesa, CA Motor Vehicle Accidents - 2019

Overall Costa Mesa, CA Auto / Motor Vehicle Accidents

  • 661  
  • Total Victims  7 killed & 929 Injured
  • State Highway 286 (43.3%)  
  • Ped Collisions  36 (5.4%)  
  • Bike Collisions  35 (5.3%)  
  • Motorcycle Collisions  50 (7.6%)

How many injury car accidents are there in Costa Mesa, CA?

In 2019 there were a total of 661 motor vehicle injury accidents, with a total of 929 people reporting injuries.

How many fatal auto accidents occur in Costa Mesa, CA?

There were 7 fatal car accidents in Costa Mesa in 2019 which was 1.06% of all reported traffic accidents.
Costa Mesa Car Accidents
Collision Severity
1 – Fatal71.06%
2 – Injury (Severe)416.20%
3 – Injury (Other Visible)17626.63%
4 – Injury (Complaint of Pain)43766.11%

What are the most common types of car accidents in Costa Mesa, CA?

In 2019 the most common type of car accidents in Costa Mesa were rear end accidents with 286 or 43.27% of total accidents. Broadside accidents were the second most common with 171 or 25.87% of all accidents. Other types of accidents include: sideswipe (49), hit object (53), head-on (24), vehicle/pedestrian (36), overturned (23).
Type of Collision
A – Head-On243.63%
B – Sideswipe497.41%
C – Rear End28643.27%
D – Broadside17125.87%
E – Hit Object538.02%
F – Overturned233.48%
G – Vehicle/Pedestrian365.45%
H – Other192.87%

What day and time do the car accidents occur in Costa Mesa, CA?

As can be expected the most auto accidents in Costa Mesa, CA occured during the work week (Monday - Friday) in 2019. Most car accidents occured on Mondays between the hours of 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Daily morning and afternoon rush hour is when most accidents tend to occur in Costa Mesa.

What are the most common causes of car accidents in Costa Mesa, CA?

In 2019 the most common cause of auto accidents by far in Costa Mesa was "unsafe speed" accounting for 255 or 38.6% of total accidents. Failure of right of way was the second most common cause resulting in 93 or 14.09% of all accidents. Other causes of accidents include: improper turning (61), traffic signals and signs (71), driving under the influence of alcohol DUI or drugs (83), unsafe lane changes (30), pedestrian right of way (13), wrong side of road (6).
Causes of Traffic Accidents in Costa Mesa
PCF Violation
00 – Unknown81.21%
01 – Driving or Bicycling Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug8312.58%
03 – Unsafe Speed25538.64%
04 – Following Too Closely20.30%
05 – Wrong Side of Road60.91%
06 – Improper Passing10.15%
07 – Unsafe Lane Change304.55%
08 – Improper Turning619.24%
09 – Automobile Right of Way9314.09%
10 – Pedestrian Right of Way131.97%
11 – Pedestrian Violation152.27%
12 – Traffic Signals and Signs7110.76%
16 – Other Equipment10.15%
17 – Other Hazardous Violation60.91%
18 – Other Than Driver (or Pedestrian)91.36%
21 – Unsafe Starting or Backing60.91%

Where are the most car accidents in Costa Mesa, CA?

As can be seen in the map below the majority of car accidents in Costa Mesa in 2019 were clustered near Disneyland and between the 91, I5 and 57 Freeways. The numbers in the map pins denote the number of accidents in that area.
Costa Mesa Traffic Accident Locations Map

Costa Mesa, CA Injury Car Accident Lawyers

Guldjian & Fasel have helped countless individuals recover financially after injury car accidents in the Costa Mesa, CA area.

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Sometimes, you can do everything right and still wind up in an auto collision. But regardless of what caused your Costa Mesa car accident, our experienced Costa Mesa auto accident lawyers are here to help you make it right again. Do not hesitate to call us after an auto collision of any level. We are here to support you. 

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