Seven people were injured, five seriously, in a July 4, 2009 Los Angeles car accident at the 405 Freeway and 101 Freeway interchange, according to a Los Angeles Daily News report. Los Angeles Fire Department officials said five to six cars were involved in the car crash and at least one car rolled over. One person had to be cut free from the wreckage. Officials said seven people were injured, but five who suffered serious personal injury had to be taken to trauma centers in area hospitals. Investigators are looking into what caused this car collision. None of the injured victims was identified.
My heart goes out to all the victims who were injured in this Los Angeles County car accident. I wish them all, especially the seriously injured victims, the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep them in your prayers.
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2007 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 260 fatalities and 27,110 injuries reported in the city of Los Angeles that involved car accidents. In Los Angeles County as a whole, 712 deaths and 56,475 injuries were reported in 2007 as a result of car crashes.
Car accidents that involve so many different parties (vehicles) and so many injured victims can be extremely complicated. Each party will probably have a different account of the car accident. If you are an individual who has been seriously injured in such a car accident, you will very likely be dealing with not one, but several insurance adjusters. Especially in such a situation, you would be making a fatal mistake by talking to an insurance adjuster first. Remember that any time you talk to an insurance adjuster what you tell him or her can be used against you. Adjusters make notes of every word that comes out of your mouth, so they can use that information later to do what they want you to do.
In such cases, you’d be doing yourself an enormous favor and giving yourself a significant advantage by talking to an experienced Los Angeles car accident attorney before you talk to an insurance adjuster. This is especially important if you intend to pursue your legal rights and options. A skilled personal injury lawyer will usually provide free initial consultations in matters involving accident injuries and insurance claims.