Six people were injured, two seriously, in a Los Angeles car accident the night of November 8, 2009 on the northbound Harbor Freeway south of the Santa Monica Freeway, the Daily Breeze reports. The collision involved two or more cars, but California Highway Patrol officials are still looking into what caused it. Six people were transported to area hospitals. One person is said to have suffered critical injuries and another was in serious condition. The other victims sustained minor injuries, officials said.
I sympathize with the two victims who were the most seriously injured in this car accident. I hope and pray that they get through their injuries and make a complete recovery. Please keep them in your prayers. I also wish the other injured victims the very best for a quick recovery.
Car Accidents in Los Angeles
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2007 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), California car accidents claimed 260 lives and caused 27,110 injuries in the city of Los Angeles. In Los Angeles County, 712 people died and 56,475 were injured as a result of car accidents in 2007.
In any car accident that involves two or more vehicles, there are various factors that have to be considered in order to determine whether there was negligence or wrongdoing on the part of one of the drivers. There are several questions that come up here due to the lack of information in the news account. Exactly how many vehicles were involved? Which one of the drivers started the collision? What caused the collision? Was the driver intoxicated, speeding, driving recklessly or otherwise negligent? Was there any dangerous condition on the freeway such as debris that the drivers were trying to avoid? These are only some of the questions that need to be answered here.
Car Accident Liability Issues
If an investigation determines that the negligence of one of the drivers caused this accident, then he or she could be held liable for the accident and the resulting injuries. The injured victims in this case could seek compensation to cover their medical bills, loss of wages and other related damages. An experienced Los Angeles car accident lawyer will be able to guide these victims and their families through complicated insurance matters and better explain their legal rights and options. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free and comprehensive consultation to injured victims and their families.
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