In the Los Angeles area, there are thousands of personal injuries and accidents annually that are caused by the negligence of another entity or person. For example, there were 46,500 traffic accidents in the city in 2014 and 52,000 in 2015. By 2016, the number of crashes in LA had soared 20 percent, leading to, on average, one person dying in an LA traffic accident every two days.
If you have been injured in some sort of accident in Los Angeles, you could have serious personal injuries that may entitle you to compensation, including:
- Lost wages – past and present
- Pain and suffering
- Medical costs
- Physical therapy costs
- Loss of consortium/loss of ability to enjoy life.
If you have been in an accident caused by someone else and have injuries, please consult with a licensed, experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney to review your options.
Major Types of Personal Injury Cases in Los Angeles
Motor Vehicle Accidents
If you have been injured by someone else in a car, truck, on foot or on a motorcycle or bicycle, it will be important that you have the financial resources to recover from your injuries and maintain your normal quality of life.
After the accident, if you are able, take pictures of the accident scene, get witness statements, and get a copy of the police report. Also, make certain you are seen by a doctor as soon as possible so that your injuries are immediately noted. Then, talk to a Los Angeles attorney about your legal rights.
Traumatic brain injury is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S. The CDC reports that TBIs cause almost three million emergency room visits, hospitalizations and fatalities each year. Many of these deaths and injuries can be caused by negligent behavior of another party.
Serious brain injuries often happen when the head suffers a sharp bump or blow in an accident. The movement is so sharp and sudden that it makes the brain shift in the skull in violent fashion. It can cause tearing, bleeding and bruising of the delicate brain tissue. But not all traumatic brain injuries are caused by a violent head blow. As we get older, our brains are not as able to handle the sudden jolts that occur when there is a sudden blow to the skull. Even a minor blow to the head may cause swelling or bleeding of the brain.
Common causes of TBIs are car accidents, slips and falls, and being hit with objects.
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries are serious in that they often cause a loss of motor and sensory control. Common causes are truck and car accidents, construction site accidents, gun shots, and diseases such as spina bifida. A spinal cord injury is totally different from a routine back injury such as a swollen or ruptured disc.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury from the negligence of another, you need excellent, experienced attorneys in Los Angeles who understand your injuries and have the extensive resources to handle your case most effectively.
About Los Angeles
The booming city of Los Angeles has many distinctive features that make it unique in the world. It is the world’s entertainment capital and an international cultural mecca that has more than 100 famous museums. Los Angeles features such tourist draws as the Walk of Fame and also has the only wooden lighthouse that remains in the United States. It also boasts the largest historical theater district in the U.S.
Los Angeles is on the cutting edge of many booming industries. In LA County, there are more than 87,000 people working in the fashion industry, more than the number in New York City. The five-county area around Los Angeles also has at least 700,000 people who work in biomedical and health services.