Los Angeles Car Accident AttorneyEven the most skilled and careful drivers are at risk of getting into a car or truck accident or into a motorcycle crash in Los Angeles often because of factors outside of their control. In fact, according to a study in 2006, statistics reveal that more than 13 cars out of every 100,000 resulted in a life-ending crash, an average that is most likely higher in Los Angeles. Even more astounding, a motorcycle crash resulting in death occurred in more than 72 out of each 100,000 motorcycles. Statistics indicate that a motorcycle crash resulting in death is more than 35 times greater than an automobile. Source: NHTSA.
Distracted Driving AccidentsWhy are there so many accidents in Los Angeles? Some of the answers are quite obvious. Drivers are terribly distracted with their cellphones, their GPS devices, their sound systems and other devices. Drivers don't just talk on their cellphones while they drive; they text, email, take videos and photos, search for information, and much more. Some drivers look in their mirrors and apply makeup, comb their hair, insert their contact lenses, and do all kinds of things - in addition to driving - instead of "just" or "only" driving. Drivers are not paying attention. Distracted drivers are far more likely to end up in a car or truck accident or to get into motorcycle crash than drivers who are focused solely on driving and safety.
Certain distracted driving patterns are emerging throughout the country. In 2009, more than 5400 people were killed in the U.S. because of distracted driving, and another 448,000 were injured. Los Angeles road conditions are often insufficient and dangerous. Motorcyclists especially are prone to accidents in Los Angeles when there are potholes, poorly designed roads, poorly maintained roads, invisible or non-existing warning or directional signs, and other contributing factors. If distracted driving is combined with poor road conditions, the likelihood of an accident increases.
Accidents occur for other reasons as well. Los Angeles is an area of commerce. Trucks constantly drive into, within, and out of the area. Stores are dependent upon the contents of trucks. Trucks keep our food stores stocked with fresh food and our gas stations filled with gasoline and supplies. While we are incredibly thankful for and dependent upon trucks, the sad fact is that there are a tremendous number of truck accidents in Los Angeles. Trucks collide with cars and motorcycles. Sometimes they overturn on the freeways and in the city, and sometimes they just create havoc because of their large size. Have you been the victim of a truck accident In Los Angeles?
Truck & Motorcycle CrashesIf you had the unfortunate experience of getting into a car or truck accident or a motorcycle crash in the Los Angeles area, it is vitally important that you understand where you stand in your case. If you were injured by a negligent driver, it is your right to fight for damages to compensate you for your injuries and to make you whole. A car accident attorney who specializes in car and truck and motorcycle accidents can fight for you. If you were hurt, it is in your best interest to contact a car accident attorney at the earliest possible time. Our law firm will investigate the specific details of the case and find out exactly what happened. You will be provided with the proper medical treatment and diagnostics to proceed in the case. If the opposing party is liable for damages, we will do our best to collect the damages that you deserve. You were not at fault. You did nothing wrong. An aggressive, professional, experienced, proactive Los Angeles car accident attorney will take the lead, ask the right questions, and get the right answers.
All too often the careless or drunk driver or inattentive driver causes mistakes that harm others on the roads in Los Angeles. Because so many tourists and people who are new to the area are either lost or looking around, or driving in a distracted manner, or daydreaming about the movies or becoming or spotting a Hollywood star, they get into car and truck and motorcycle accidents, often rear-ending other vehicles. If you are the victim of a car or truck accident, or a motorcycle crash, it is your right to protect your best interests. We are glad to provide you with a free consultation to discuss your particular situation. Call us now.