If you live in and around Los Angeles, then you know how easy it is to get frustrated with the traffic. For most people, this means simply yelling at the steering wheel and just wanting to get home.
But for the driver of a truck the other day on the 405, this meant cutting off a bus and slamming on the brakes. The driver of the bus then lost control in an effort to avoid a collision and slammed into the center divider.
A total of 40 patients needed treatment, 25 of which were taken by ambulance to the hospital. The driver of the truck that it appears caused the accident fled the scene and is still being hunted.
We are grateful that there were no fatalities in this incident, but it could have been much worse. We brought you this story today to highlight that, no matter how safe you try to be on the roadway, you cannot control the actions of others around you. There are so many hazards.
If you need an auto accident attorney, the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg have experienced teams ready to help you today.
What Can Happen
For the latest reporting year in California, there were 3,387 fatalities and 11,942 serious injuries as a result of traffic accidents.
There are many ways in which the negligence of other drivers can cause you harm on the roadway. When California drivers were asked what they thought the biggest safety problems were on state roadways, these are the top four answers they gave:
- Speeding/Aggressive Driving (27.7 percent)
- Drunk Driving (22.9 percent)
- Texting on Cell Phone (17.4 percent)
- Talking on Cell Phone (11.9 percent)
We have always known that impaired drivers are a problem. If someone makes the decision to get behind the wheel after having too much to drink, they are jeopardizing the lives of so many people.
More and more, we are seeing that technology is invading the driver’s seat. Distracted drivers can be just as deadly as drunk drivers because they continually take their eyes off the road.
Aggressive drivers, like the one in the story above, can end up causing harm because they let their emotions take over.
What You Can Do
If you have been injured in a vehicle accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you should seek legal assistance. We know that dealing with an injury is difficult, especially when you are not sure what steps you should take.
Should you take the first offer from an insurance company?
Are you legally able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit?
At the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg, want to help you answer those questions and more. We will work with you to help you get the compensation you need 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.