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Negligence in car accidents in West Hollywood
Someone’s negligence or reckless driving is often the cause of accidents in West Hollywood, California. Nearly all vehicle accidents involve negligence of one kind or another. It may be the negligence of another driver, or it may be of the people responsible for maintaining the roads. It could be anything from texting while driving, an under-inflated tire, to unsafe loading of a big rig’s load.
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Reckless driving is another big contributor to car crashes and injuries. That includes impaired motorists, drivers speeding through stop signs, and even street racing.
West Hollywood Traffic
Traffic in West Hollywood has increased by 30% over the last 22 years. There are more and more cars on the roads each and every year, and the roads aren’t getting any bigger. More than 53,000 vehicles travel down Santa Monica Blvd. From Doheny to La Cienega each weekday. Throughout the day, there are two peaks in traffic, from 7 to 9 AM and 5 to 7 PM. Squeezing that many cars into a limited amount of space is bound to result in car accidents and injuries.
And those are just daily driving statistics. They don’t take into account occasional moments of extreme danger, like high speed police chases. On the 4th of July, 2014 a car was stolen and police were notified. The thief led the police down Santa Monica Blvd at more than 100 miles per hour, eventually crashing at the intersection of North La Brea Avenue and Lexington Avenue. The crash was so violent that the car was split in two, and 6 people were sent to the hospital for serious injuries. Other tragic accidents have occurred on Santa Monica Blvd, North San Vicente Blvd, Melrose Place and even on Sunset Blvd.
What to do if you’ve been in an accident in West Hollywood
- The most immediate concern is your safety and well-being. Were you injured? Do you need medical assistance? Does anyone else?
- Call 911 for any urgent medical needs and to report the accident
- Exchange insurance information if both parties are able
Contact a Car Accident Lawyer
Regardless of the cause, accidents often result in injuries and most accident victims seek help from a car accident attorney, especially if a serious injury or traumatic injury has occurred. We can help you work through the recovery, and make sure those responsible are held accountable. You may be entitled to compensation for expensive medical bills, lost wages due to missed work, and damages for pain and suffering. If you have been involved in a car accident in West Hollywood, and would like a free consultation on your legal rights, contact us today.