Intersection Accidents in Los AngelesUpdated on Tuesday 28th February 2017
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Los Angeles is one of the most famous and most densely populated cities in the United States. One downside to this is that it is a fairly congested city and a place where many vehicle accidents take place.
Intersection accidents are common in the city and they are a scene for both vehicle and pedestrian injuries. Heavy junctions should be approached with greater care by all traffic participants. If you are injured in an accident that took place in an intersection in L.A. you can ask for specialized legal assistance from one of the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys.
Fault and liability in intersection accidents in L.A.
The busiest intersections in the city are often the most dangerous ones. Densely populated areas such as Hollywood are often the scene of vehicle, bicycle or pedestrian accidents.
It is important to seek adequate medical care after an intersection accident. These types of crashes can have major consequences and result in severe bodily injuries. Apart from the medical report victims should also take some time to gather all other relevant evidence, such as the police reports.
California has a comparative negligence rule which applies in intersection accidents, most often to the advantage of both parties. This means that the plaintiff can still recover damages even if he or she was also found guilty for the accident (for example one driver was speeding in the intersection and the other was crossing lanes).
One of our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can help you gather the necessary data and evidence and will be qualified to assist you when making the claim and throughout the negotiation phase.
Compensations for intersection accidents in L.A.
Victims of vehicle or pedestrian accidents can claim compensation not only for the medical bills but also for future medical care and future lost income, if they are unable to work for some time after the accident. Determining the types of losses is essential and plaintiffs can use a settlement calculator for this purpose.
When the vehicle accident is traumatic for the victim, he or she can also claim compensation for pain and suffering. This is common in catastrophic injuries where the victim is unable to resume his or her life after being injured.
For more information on your rights as the victim of a personal injury in California please do not hesitate to contact our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys.