23 Jul Traffic Accidents Rising In Los Angeles – Victims Unaware Of Financial Settlement Options
The number of traffic accidents is on the rise. According to the Los Angeles Times, overall traffic fatalities are down. However, pedestrian deaths are increasing. RA & Associates, a top Los Angeles Personal Injury firm, can attest to the frequency of serious accidents and how victims may be taken advantage of if not for legal representation, specifically within the Latino community.
Mayor Eric Garcetti established an initiative to eliminate traffic fatalities. However, pedestrian deaths increased by 80%. In 2015, 74 pedestrians were killed by drivers in Los Angeles. In 2017, the number rose to 234 – the highest in over 15 years. The most dangerous areas with the most reported traffic incidents include Venice Boulevard in West L.A., Sepulveda Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley and Temple Street in Historic Filipinotown.
RA & Associates stresses the importance of traffic safety, knowledge, and preparedness in Los Angeles. The attorneys work alongside clients to fight for their best interests, making sure they are not taken advantage of. Financial compensation after an accident is a major relief for the well-being of victims and their families.
Many people, including those within the Hispanic population, don’t seek the help of a personal injury lawyer. The average person injured in a traffic accident, according to RMIIA , receives $15,443 for bodily injury. This is only the cost for medical components. It doesn’t account for time lost from work, pain and suffering, as well as one’s future ability to walk, drive, or work.
If you have been injured because of a traffic accident, you deserve to seek financial compensation to make you whole again. This involves contacting a lawyer who will seek compensation for more than what the responsible party’s insurance can offer for bodily injury.
RA & Associates is raising awareness that immigration or financial status does not matter when filing a personal injury claim. Every victim has rights. These rights need to be defended. Insurance settlements are typically not enough to compensate for the full loss after an accident.
Learn more about your rights when you’re involved in a traffic accident by calling today.
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RA & Associates, APC
505 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203