There’s been a huge increase in the number of motorcycle riders and cyclists wearing helmet-mounted cameras, like the GoPro. While it’s made for some compelling YouTube footage and Facebook posts, these cameras are more than toys. Why should you mount one of these on your helmet immediately?
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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
Recently, a study was performed by the DataScience blog, which found where the most vehicle and pedestrian accidents happen in the city of Los Angeles. The results are a little bit shocking, and might be a pretty good indicator of where you need to avoid on your next outing.
When it comes to the time after an accident, what you do and do not post online can end up being pretty crucial. Don’t kill your own case by making these easy mistakes.
On one side, motorcyclists stand by the practice as being safe and reducing the risk of rear end collisions. Drivers, on the other hand, feel it is unsafe as the lane splitting motorcyclists are hard to see.
So what are the benefits of lane splitting?
Nobody expects to lose their hearing in a car accident. In fact, it’s a thing people generally don’t even know can happen. In reality, hearing loss from car accidents andairbags is frightfully common, and come with some pretty scary after-effects. Go here to learn more about this troubling reality some people face after a Los Angeles car crash.
Here at Torkzadeh Law Firm, we’re pretty excited to hear that Mobility Plan 2035 was passed by the LA Planning Commission and will make its way to the City Council. Go here to learn more about this ambitious plan that will improve safety for LA bicyclers.
Taking any kind of head trauma is an awful thing to go through. When it results in traumatic brain injury, it opens up a whole host of issues. Including things you never thought of, like these...
As if things couldn’t have gotten scarier, the Takata airbag recall has now expanded even more, with 2.23 million Honda and Acura vehicles affected.
Most motorcycle riders carry some basic supplies for repairs or first aid. While that’s important, a lot of riders forget some basics that will come in handy in the unfortunate event of an accident. Did you think about these basic items?