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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 The major freeways of Los Angeles include:

Links to accidents that occur in the Los Angeles area

Here is information on the most recent accidents in the Los Angeles:

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:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center

LA Department of Health Services

LAC+USC Medical Center

H Claude Hudson Comprehensive Health Center

Hospital Association of Southern California

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center 

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 accident

After 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.
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Halting the progress of tort reform is not a matter of greedy parties wanting to make cash-grab lawsuits for easy paydays.  The right to sue for justice is what allows us, the people, to hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions — or inactions. With tort reform placing caps on judgements and awards, it allows massive corporations to get away with injustice, while the taxpayers pick up the slack. Read more here about tort reform and how it will affect car accident victims in Los Angeles and across California.

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At any moment, almost 20% of drivers in California have absolutely no insurance. Yes, it’s the law… but some people just don’t get it. Your auto insurance carrier offers uninsured motorist coverage, but it’s not required by law. A lot of people decide to skip this coverage, and it’s a huge mistake. Learn more here about the mistake you make by not purchasing UIM insurance.

Los Angeles, CA


It’s important to know that cyclists are using the same road as you. They do it because it’s their right to do so, it’s perfectly legal, and that’s the safe place to do it. Drivers get frustrated with cyclists, but most of the time are completely unaware that they’re the ones breaking the law. Go here to learn more about your driving behaviors that may be against the law.

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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.

Most recent accident reports

A 13-year-old boy was allegedly behind the wheel of a pick-up truck when it ran a stop sign in Echo Park and collided with a mail truck, ejecting the mail carrier and pinning her beneath her vehicle, authorities said.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

A former chief operating officer of the online file-sharing service Napster was killed when he was struck by a sheriff’s patrol car while riding a bicycle, authorities said Monday.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

The morning commute along the 405 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley was snarled for miles Wednesday after 10 vehicles, including a big rig, collided and shut down all lanes of the busy freeway.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A publicist for actor Paul Walker says the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series has died in a car crash north of Los Angeles. He was 40.

Friday, November 29, 2013
Rye Canyon Loop
Two women and a 12-year-old girl died early Saturday when the minivan they were in hit a concrete wall and flipped, ejecting some of the van's occupants on a Southern California freeway.
Friday, November 29, 2013
A teenage bicyclist was in critical condition Thanksgiving night after a hit-and-run driver struck him in Long Beach, authorities said.

One person was killed and two others injured in an underground six-vehicle crash on the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway in Pasadena early today, and a second motorist was killed on the same freeway less than three hours later, authorities said.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

One person is injured after a Tuesday crash in Canoga Park, California that began as a pursuit of a driver suspected of driving under the influence of narcotics. The accident occured on the 8700 block of Mason Avenue.