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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 Accuweather.com. 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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Los Angeles, CA

RALPH NADER WANTS YOU TO SUE FOR JUSTICE BUT NOT FOR THE REASON YOU THINK

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.

Los Angeles, CA

3 REALLY SOLID REASONS TO HAVE UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE

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

5 THINGS YOU DO TO CYCLISTS YOU HAD NO IDEA ARE ILLEGAL

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.

Most recent accident reports

Six people were killed, including a family of four, when a wrong-way driver crashed in Los Angeles County early Sunday.
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Saturday, February 8, 2014
Detectives have released a photo of a person of interest in the hit-and-run crash in Watts that left a 19-year-old man dead.
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Thursday, February 6, 2014
A tanker truck filled with milk flipped and rolled down an embankment, spilling 2,000 pounds of milk and seriously injuring the driver. 
Date: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A wrong-way driver traveling at speeds near 100 miles per hour crashed head-on with a family of three, including a two-month-old infant in Van Nuys early Sunday, officials said.

Date: 
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Roadway: 
101 Freeway
Type: Car Accident
A search is underway for two purse snatching suspects who ran over a victim with a car outside an Azusa restaurant.
Date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
City: 
Azusa, CA

A crash involving two big rigs snarled early morning traffic on the eastbound 10 Freeway through Pomona on Tuesday.

Date: 
Monday, January 27, 2014
Roadway: 
I-10
City: 
Pomona, CA

A bicyclist has died after being struck by a bus in Pomona on Thursday. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
City: 
Pomona, CA
The driver in a late-night big rig crash is in serious condition after his truck overturned on the westbound 60 Freeway in the City of Industry after the driver swerved to avoid a disabled vehicle.
Date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Roadway: 
I-60

A fatal motorcycle crash snarled the 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass Wednesday morning.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Roadway: 
405 Freeway
Two Los Angeles police officers are recovering after a suspected drunken driver crashed into them, then sped away from the scene.
Date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Roadway: 
Vermont Avenue
A driver fleeing police Friday collided head-on with another car, bailed out on foot, then failed to scale a fence before throwing himself to the ground and surrendering to police. The suspect has been identified as 34-year-old Carl Smith.

A hit-and-run crash in Northridge early Wednesday left one man dead and police are searching for a driver and two passengers who fled the scene.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Type: Car Accident

The mayor of Los Angeles was a passenger in a police car that struck a pedestrian Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles, according to his office.

Date: 
Monday, January 13, 2014

Three people were dead and another was in serious condition following a fiery crash in Crenshaw early Sunday.

Date: 
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Roadway: 
Coliseum Street
Type: Car Accident

A 50-year-old woman was killed by a bus in South Los Angeles Saturday morning while riding her bike, which authorities said was stolen after she was struck.

Date: 
Friday, January 10, 2014
Roadway: 
South Figueroa