Everyone knows that there are risks when they get on the roadway. Most people do what they can to drive safely, but you cannot predict the negligent actions other drivers may take. At JML Law, we know there are dangers on the roadway, which is why our Los Angeles car crash attorneys are ready to help you in the aftermath of a crash. Today, we want to discuss a recent crash that took the lives of four people.
What happened in this case?
For our story today, we are going to take you to nearby Lancaster where a tragic incident took four people’s lives.
Police say the incident happened on August 14 just afternoon in the area of Avenue H and 30th Street West. They say that a car was driving westbound and ran a red light at the intersection when it slammed into another vehicle traveling northbound. All three people in the northbound vehicle were killed. Two were pronounced dead at the scene and another died at the hospital. The driver who ran the red light was also killed.
We have learned that two dogs in one of the vehicles were also killed in the crash.
The vehicle accident reality in California
We are no stranger to vehicle accidents in California. According to the state Office of Traffic Safety, there were hundreds of thousands of crashes during the latest reporting year in the state. Out of those, there were over 273,000 injuries and almost 4,000 total fatalities.
Why do these incidents occur?
As the story above shows, driver negligence is the main contributor to traffic injuries and fatalities. Running stop lights and stop signs lead to catastrophic incidents like the one we discussed. Other common causes of vehicle crashes include:
Regardless of how another driver causes harm, they should be held accountable if their gross negligence contributes to a crash.
We need to point out that it is not just other vehicle drivers and passengers affected due to negligent driving. Vulnerable roadway users like motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians are more likely to suffer from serious injuries than anyone else.
Let us get to work on your case
If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle accident that was caused by another person’s careless or negligent behavior, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance. At JML Law, our dedicated and experienced team is ready to step in and help you get through this. Our goal is to ensure you receive a fair settlement for your injury-related expenses, including:
- Compensation for your medical bills
- Lost wages and benefits if you are unable to work
- General household expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against a negligent party
When you need a Los Angeles car accident lawyer, you can contact us by calling at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.