Three people sustained injuries in a Los Angeles car accident, after a two-vehicle crash in Bellflower, The Long Beach Press Telegram reports. The injury car accident occurred the night of December 9, 2009, near the intersection of Alondra Boulevard and Clark Avenue. Three people were taken to local hospitals with injuries, but the extent of their injuries is not yet known. The crash that involved a car and a truck reportedly had one person trapped in the wreckage, Los Angeles fire officials said.
My heart goes out to all the victims of this car accident who are now apparently recovering from their injuries. I hope their injuries were not major or catastrophic. I wish all the injured victims the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep these victims in your prayers.
Car Accidents in Los Angeles
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2007 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) there were six fatalities and 358 injuries involving car accidents in Bellflower, California. In Los Angeles County as whole, 712 deaths and 56,475 injuries were reported as a result of car accidents in 2007.
This news report leaves several questions unanswered. How exactly did this injury car crash occur? Was one of the vehicles rear-ended? Did this occur when one of the drivers was making a turn? Who was at-fault for this collision? Was either one of the drivers impaired, distracted or driving recklessly at the time?
Car Accident Liability Issues
In such cases, the at-fault party could be held financially responsible for the injuries, damages and losses caused to the other victims of the crash. Victims may seek compensation to cover medical costs, loss of wages and other accident-related damages.
It would be in the best interests of victims or their families to consult with an experienced Long Beach personal injury lawyer, who has successful handled such cases and held negligent drivers accountable for their actions. A knowledgeable car accident lawyer will also be able to advise victims about how their car insurance policy will apply to an incident that involves uninsured or underinsured motorists. If a dangerous roadway caused or contributed to this accident, the city or governmental agency responsible for maintaining that roadway could also be held liable. California Government Code requires that such claims be filed within six months of an accident or injury.
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