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Los Angeles Traffic Accidents

By The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus  Nov. 18, 2013 12:15p

Due to its size and density of population, roads and highways, the greater Los Angeles area experiences many traffic accidents every week. Unfortunately, most of these accidents are caused by human error, ranging from driving while under the influence of alcohol and / or drugs to driver inattention, ignoring traffic laws, texting while driving, and other negligent or careless behaviors. These accidents cause a devastating toll in human misery for both victims and their families and cost the state millions of dollars.

A recent example of the tragic consequences that can result from such accidents occurred in September in the Burbank area when five young people, all in their teens or early twenties, died in a fiery crash. The dead were burned beyond recognition. Speed is suspected to have played a part in the wreck as the car they were traveling in hit a guardrail near a freeway offramp and then burst into flames. In another accident in Glendale, a 13 year-old pedestrian was struck in the street by a driver who was then arrested for DUI. In another incident early this month, a driver drifted off the road and hit a fence and then a tree on the northbound 110 freeway. Out of the five passengers traveling in the car two were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was injured and hospitalized as well and is now facing DUI charges. The dead were two women in their early twenties.

Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney

Traffic accidents are among the most deadly and gruesome incidents that can occur, resulting in injuries that can range from whiplash to paralysis of limbs or traumatic brain injuries that can leave victims helpless and disabled for life. When these incidents are caused by the negligence of drivers, vehicle manufacturers, or auto part manufacturers, these responsible parties should be held accountable to victims for their damages. Damages can include staggering medical costs as well as loss of income, property damage, pain, suffering, emotional trauma, and more.

Getting skilled legal help following a traffic accident is crucial if you wish to recover compensation that is fair and just in terms of your losses. The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus is a personal injury firm serving Los Angeles clients with more than 30 years of experience. The firm has recovered more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts for injured clients. With offices in Los Angeles, Pasadena, San Fernando Valley, Antelope Valley, and Simi Valley / Thousand Oaks, they have a proven track record in personal injury claims. Find out if you have a valid injury claim and work with a firm whose lead attorney was named Personal Injury Attorney of the Year for 2011 by Consumer Business Review. Contact the firm for a free consultation about your injury accident today.

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