The idea of passenger’s rights is as misunderstood as it is important. When you ride in a car with another person, and an accident happens, you — as a passenger — have rights. Unfortunately, many of us have been lied to by television and the movies, and have some ideas about being a passenger that just aren’t so. Learn more about your actual passenger rights here.
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Los Angeles, CA - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.
Los Angeles - "City of Angels" and Home of Hollywood
Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the United States and the most populous city in the state of California, with over 18 million people. Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva tribes, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as the cultural center of the American entertainment industry.
L.A. has the most dense traffic of the major U.S. cities, and the accidents to go along with it. According to the LA Weekly, in 2012 ‘about 20,000 hit-and-run crashes, from fender benders to multiple fatalities, are recorded by the Los Angeles Police Department each year.’
Los Angeles, with its Mediterranean climate, is both flat and hilly with the highest point in the city proper reaching 5,074 ft. The eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains stretches from Downtown to the Pacific Ocean and separates the Los Angeles Basin from the San Fernando Valley. Other hilly parts of Los Angeles include the Mt. Washington area north of Downtown, eastern parts such as Boyle Heights, the Crenshaw district around the Baldwin Hills, and the San Pedro district. To get up-to-date road information, go to the California DOT site. And to find out current weather conditions in Los Angeles, go to Accuweather.com. The major freeways of Los Angeles include:
- Glendale Freeway
- Santa Ana Freeway
- Golden State Freeway
- Santa Monica Freeway/San Bernardino Freeway
- Antelope Valley Freeway
- Seaside Freeway
- Pomona Freeway
- Marina Freeway
- Gardena Freeway
- Hollywood Freeway
- Ventura Freeway
- Terminal Island Freeway
- Glenn M. Anderson Freeway/Century Freeway
- Harbor Freeway
Links to accidents that occur in the Los Angeles area
Here is information on the most recent accidents in the Los Angeles:
- Los Angeles Car accidents
- Los Angeles Motorcycle accidents
- Los Angeles Bicycle accidents
- Los Angeles Pedestrian accidents
- Los Angeles Commercial truck accidents
- Los Angeles Boat accidents
- Los Angeles Aircraft accidents
- Los Angeles Bus accidents
- Los Angeles Train accidents
If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in Los Angeles, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking.
If you know someone who has been injured in a Los Angeles accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:
Los Angeles grief support information for accident victims
When a loved one is killed in a motor-vehicle accident, it is often helpful for grieving family and friends to get help from a grief support organization. It can be comforting to talk with others going through a similar situation, and the road to recovering from the loss may go more smoothly. Go here to get information on Los Angeles grief support organizations.
Los Angeles legal information for accident victims
When injury or death is the result of a motor-vehicle crash in Los Angeles, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?
Where to find legal assistance after a Los Angeles injury accidentAfter a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows the issues related to insurance policies, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Los Angeles wrongful death attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Los Angeles personal injury attorney can do to help.
Accident reports by county
Cars are as much a part of the LA culture as palm trees, USC football, and bacon-wrapped hot dogs. People love their cars, and drive far more than in any other city. With an unexplained deficiency in public transit, people feel like cars are the only way to get around.
SRAM is recalling the hubs after receiving a report of a collapse in Chicago. If you purchased these hubs or wheelsets, it’s imperative that you report any injuries to the manufacturer and contact the bike shop where the wheels or hubs were purchased.
In the case of a bicycle accident, it’s not always as cut-and-dry as one would think.
We came across this video of a cycling accident that took place in London, just about a year ago. Since it’s in the UK, the roads are backwards from what we’re used to, so you’ll have to correct for that.
Watch the video of the accident, and see if you can tell who is at fault.
When you speak to your accident lawyer, it’s important to realize that you don’t just walk in and get to litigating. There’s some vital information your attorney will need before they can get started on your case. To know these things heading into your first meeting, will make the whole process easier and smoother for everyone.
Why motorcycles get such a bad rap, we may never figure out. Because of this bad rap, there’s a lot of myths out there about motorcycle riders. While some might think these are just harmless stereotypes, the truth is that these myths are getting people hurt, and often killed. Read more here about these myths, and the truth behind them.
Is it really important to know how to read a police report? In a manner of speaking — yes, absolutely. The only catch is that you aren’t reading it for the reasons you think you are. Go here to learn more about the real value of a police report after a Los Angeles car crash.
After a car accident, most of your well-meaning friends will shower you with advice. A lot of what you hear might sound like it makes sense, but is nowhere near true. Go here to read about the common misconceptions about injury accidents.
It’s a fact that cyclists are getting more and more hate from drivers these days. Unfortunately, most of what gets yelled at cyclists in the moments after a near-miss is absolutely, 100% incorrect. Things like…
Downtown Los Angeles pedestrians might be getting a bit of a break, now that the city has begun to calibrate the timing on the signal boxes just a tad differently. The walk signals will now light up a few seconds before the rest of the lights turn green, allowing pedestrians an extra few moments to begin crossing.