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Baton Rouge Car Wrecks: The How, What, and When?

In Baton Rouge, bad traffic and car wrecks are just part of the package deal. If you want to enjoy crawfish and LSU football, unfortunately you’re going to have to put up with all of the other stuff too. But, how frequent are Baton Rouge car wrecks?

How Bad Are Baton Rouge Car Wrecks?

According to official statistics, in 2016, there were 18,936 car wrecks reported in which there was property damage, meaning damage to the vehicles involved. Almost 19,000 Baton Rouge car wrecks in a year. Think about how frequent car wrecks are to make that number. More than 51 car wrecks per day (on average) occurred in East Baton Rouge in order to get to that total.

Moreover, 51 of those wrecks were fatal. 10,134 injuries were sustained in Baton Rouge car wrecks in 2016.

What’s The Cost?

The cost of a car wreck in Louisiana can range from the thousands to more than 1.5 million. It all depends upon the damage. If a fatality occurred, average costs according to official statistics is over 1.5 million, while property damage to vehicles occurred costs, on average, of about $6,600 per wreck.

When Does It Happen?

If you’re looking for information on when…there are more Baton Rouge car wrecks occurring on Fridays (1108 total in 2016) than on Sundays (594 total in 2016). Check the numbers.

As far as what time of year official statistics indicate is most dangerous: it’s definitely October (626 injury crashes), you’d be safer in July (394 injury crashes).

Of course, this doesn’t mean you should only drive on Sundays and avoid driving in October. It means that wrecks happen at times when there is more traffic. They happen when people are more distracted. They happen when the weather is at its worst. Remember to pay attention to the road. If you’ve already been in a wreck, contact a Baton Rouge car wreck attorney as soon as possible.

Trust WFCW

Williamson Fontenot Campbell & Whittington is a law firm which specializes in handling Baton Rouge car wrecks. We won’t let you become just another statistic. Contact us today.


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