After another year of escalating traffic fatalities and injuries, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s goal of eradicating road deaths by 2025 seems to be slipping away.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, 289 individuals were killed in traffic crashes in the fiscal year ending December 25, 2021, a 21% increase over the same time in 2020 and a 19% increase over the same period in 2019. There were 1,465 significant injuries, a 30% increase over the same time the previous year.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) defines a person as seriously injured if they need a transfer from the scene of the incident.
Numerous fatalities suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic has made American drivers more reckless – more likely to speed, drink or use drugs, or drive while wearing an unbuckled seat belt, despite decades of safety advances.
Hiring a Car Crash Lawyer
Accident victims in Los Angeles who have been hurt because of another party’s negligence may be entitled to financial compensation for a range of damages. Through the filing of a civil complaint, harmed individuals may be able to get compensation for the following:
- Health care expenses
- Anguish and distress
- Psychological trauma
If a sad death happens as a consequence of a traffic accident, surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit for financial compensation.
The statute of limitations for most personal injury cases, such as those involving car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, is two years from the date of the incident.
A shorter claim period, generally no more than six months, may apply to certain situations, such as those involving public or government agencies. A personal injury attorney can help those who have been hurt by someone else’s negligence to make sure that their claim is submitted before the applicable statute of limitations expires.
We have a team of experienced attorneys that can help you get the compensation you deserve in a personal injury case. You can contact us right now for a no-obligation consultation online or by phone.