In a bizarre accident last week, a plane smashed into the westbound side of the 101 freeway in Agoura Hills. Looking at the photos of the incident, we are surprised that nobody was injured, neither the passenger nor anyone on the roadway.
“I picked a spot on the freeway where I knew there was a big section of cars that weren’t there, but the engine failed completely,” said the pilot. “Fortunately, I was able to not hurt anybody – other than the airplane.”
Both directions of the freeway were closed for a while, but otherwise, the damage was minimal.
We are sure you saw this story on the news, but we wanted to bring it to you here to highlight some other concerns we have about traffic safety in and around our area.
At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, we often represent victims who have been injured in a car crash caused by someone else’s negligence. While the above story is a freak accident, there are many more around our area that could be prevented.
If you need a car crash attorney near Los Angeles, we will help you get the compensation you deserve.
We know that you are unlikely to face an accident with a plane while you are driving, but there are other reasons for you to be concerned. While we know you take measures to be safe when you are on the roadway, you cannot control the actions of other drivers.
During California’s latest reporting year, we saw more than 82,437 people injured or killed in traffic accidents in Los Angeles County alone.
Over 25 percent of the state’s traffic-related fatalities are the result of alcohol-impaired drivers. Drunk drivers and those who continue to serve them after they are visibly impaired should be held accountable for their actions.
The state also saw 1,056 speeding-related fatalities. Speeding and aggressive driving are reckless and cause major injuries. Just as dangerous as distracted driving, a problem we are seeing more and more of as technology continues to become a larger part of our everyday lives.
Vehicle accidents come with significant costs, both when it comes to property damage and personal injuries. Even when insurance companies do offer a settlement, it is often not enough to cover the total cost of medical bills, lost income if an injury prevents a person from working, and property damage.
What You Can Do
If you or a loved one are injured in a vehicle accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you need to seek legal assistance. At the Law Office of Howard Craig Kornberg, our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys will be by your side throughout the whole process, from dealing with insurance companies to ensuring you have all the documentation you need. We want to make sure you are fairly compensated for all of your accident-related expenses. When you need a Los Angeles car accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 310-997-0904 for a free consultation.