Los Angeles traffic accident attorneys know that traffic collisions are prevalent in L.A., and the city experiences higher auto accident fatality rates than do other similar cities around the U.S. In 2016, 260 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents in Los Angeles. When the city is compared to others, Los Angeles had a fatality rate of 6.27 deaths per 100,000 people in 2012. Chicago, by contrast, had a fatality rate of 5.34 deaths per 100,000 people, and New York City had a fatality rate of 3.21 deaths per 100,000 people. It is clear that Los Angeles has a serious problem with motor vehicle crashes. In an effort to reduce the number of traffic injuries and fatalities, the city has adopted an initiative to reach zero traffic fatalities in the city by 2025.Common types of Los Angeles traffic accidentsPedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists in Los Angeles have much higher risks of dying in accidents than do other types of travelers. Pedestrians and bicyclists are involved in 14 … [Read more...] about California- Los Angeles Traffic Accidents
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If you are like most people in Los Angeles, you likely view your time spent at beauty or nail salons or at tattoo parlors as a time to relax and be pampered. While most salons and parlors comply with the state’s regulations governing them and are safe, some salons and parlors do not. In some cases, patrons at beauty and nail salons or at tattoo parlors may suffer serious injuries or infections because of the owners’ failures to follow safety and hygiene regulations for their businesses. People may also suffer injuries due to the negligent or reckless actions of their operators. If you have suffered an injury or contracted an infection that you believe was caused by the actions of your cosmetologist, esthetician or tattoo artist, an experienced personal injury attorney in Los Angeles may work to recover damages to compensate you.Causes and types of injuries at salons and tattoo parlorsThere are several types of injuries that can happen at beauty and nail salons and tattoo … [Read more...] about Beauty Nail Salon Tattoo Parlor Injury Los Angeles
Are Los Angeles drivers the worst in the country? A new study suggests they may be. Los Angeles is a dangerous city in which to drive. Many people have long complained about how badly people drive in Los Angeles, and their complaints have been validated by the findings of a recent study. According to the Allstate America’s Best Driver Report, Los Angeles ranked a dismal 193 out of 200 cities, demonstrating the problematic driving behaviors that are engaged in by L.A. drivers. In addition to the property losses caused by bad driving, many people are seriously injured or killed in the city each year because of bad driving. People who are injured and the families of victims who are killed because of bad driving by others may pursue compensation by filing civil lawsuits against the negligent drivers who caused their accidents or those of their loved ones.The Allstate study showing Los Angeles drivers some of the worst in the countryAllstate looked at data from 200 U.S. cities … [Read more...] about Are Los Angeles Drivers the Worst in the Country?
As a gate and fence accident attorney in Los Angeles, I have seen many unfortunate cases of bodily injury and even death caused by defective or damaged barricade entryways. This is problem that is especially acute in urban areas where there are a lot of residential and commercial properties surrounded by fencing and with gates that are intended to open and shut automatically or even damaged fences that a prone to fall. Gate and fence accidents in Los Angeles How injuries occurGate injuries happen in a number of different situations. In one incident in Florida in 2013, a 12-year-old girl suffered from permanent brain injuries when she was pulled underneath an automatic gate that had a faulty reverse mechanism. In another case in July 2015, a 63-year-old woman was pinned by a gate in Oakland, California, after the gate closed on her while she was attempting to use her key to unlock it.Some pedestrians are seriously injured when they attempt to cross through automatic gates that … [Read more...] about Gate Fence Accidents in Los Angeles
I have seen a growing trend of party bus operators in Los Angeles and, unfortunately, a growing number of instances where people are injured or killed in these vehicles. Party buses have grown in popularity in California as people choose them for their bachelorette, bachelor, graduation and other parties as a safe alternative when they plan to drink while visiting multiple locations. There are very few regulations governing this burgeoning industry, leading to multiple potential dangers. Some of these buses are simply retrofitted vans with stereo systems, lighting and better seating installed. Others are larger and contain added features such as stripper poles, dance floors and two levels. While party buses may be safer than getting behind the wheels of vehicles after drinking, there are multiple accidents involving them each year. Cases Demonstrate DangersSome cases involving party bus accidents demonstrate some of the dangers that people face when riding on them. In one … [Read more...] about Party Bus Injuries in Los Angeles