On Thursday, September 22, 2022. an eight-vehicle pileup accident left one person dead, and six others injured. The accident occurred along the eastbound lanes of the 105 Freeway near the 110 Freeway interchange in South Los Angeles. The crash happened at approximately 7:30am.
According to the authorities, one person was trapped outside between two vehicles and was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Reportedly, other victims suffered only minor injuries.
The cause of the crash has not been confirmed.
Without a doubt, this tragic accident serves as a reminder of the dangers that drivers face on the road every day. Accidents can happen at any time, and they can often lead to devastating injuries. If you or a loved one suffered harm in the accident mentioned above, you could have the right to file a lawsuit for the resulting harm. For more information about your right to file a lawsuit, do not hesitate to contact the experts here at our law firm today.
Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers are ready to handle your car accident claim and help you recover the settlement that you are owed. If you are ready to explore your legal options, contact us immediately.
Car accidents can lead to a number of injuries, some of which can include the following:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Joint injuries
- Crushing injuries
- Severed limbs
- Impaling injuries
- Road rash
- Scrapes and bruises
Without a doubt, many of these injuries can cause devastating harm. No matter the injuries that you or a loved one suffered in the incident previously discussed or a similar incident, you could have the right to file a lawsuit.
Potential Causes of Car Accidents
The cause behind the 8-vehicle crash remains unclear. However, determining the cause of the accident, and whether the accident was caused by negligence, is essential to establishing the right to sue. Consider some of the possible causes of car accidents listed below:
Understanding Liability in Car Accidents
- Reckless driving, including speeding, weaving in/out of traffic, tailgating, etc.
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving distracted, including distracted with mobile devices, texting, calling, or distracting with things outside the vehicle
- Dangerous road conditions, including poorly lit roads, blind intersections, defective traffic signals, etc.
All drivers have a duty of care towards other drivers on the road. What does this mean? All drivers have a duty to drive cautiously and follow all traffic laws and regulations to ensure safety on the road. As soon as drivers start driving recklessly, for instance, they are breaching their duty of care towards others on the road. This breach of duty could lead to an incident, which could directly result in harm – this would make the party that breached his or her duty of care liable for the incident. If the incident was caused by dangerous road conditions, then the agency responsible for keeping road conditions safe could be liable for resulting harm.
How does this apply to your incident and your case? If you can prove that your accident was caused by the negligent actions of a party or entity, then said party or entity will be liable for all resulting harm. This means that you could file a lawsuit against the liable party and potentially recover compensation.
The Compensation Available for Recovery
If you file a car accident lawsuit, you could be entitled to receive compensation for the harm that you or a loved one suffered. What compensation could you recover? Based on the details surrounding your lawsuit, you could have grounds to recover compensation for some of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost pay
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Legal costs
If you are filing a wrongful death claim, you could also be eligible to receive compensation for funeral and burial costs and loss of consortium, for example.
For more information about the type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive if your car accident lawsuit is successful, do not hesitate to reach out to the experts here at the DTLA Law Group. Our lawyers are more than ready to take on your lawsuit and fight for your rights to the highest recovery available.
What Should You Do after a Car Accident?
Without a doubt, experiencing a car accident can be traumatic. Affected parties might not immediately know what to do. Consider some of the recommended steps to follow:
- Take photos of all your injuries
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible
- Take photos of the scene of the accident (including damage to vehicles)
- Gather all relevant insurance information
- Contact the authorities and file a police report
- Speak to witnesses and collect their contact information
- File an accident claim with the insurance company (give them only the facts)
- Gather all relevant medical records
- Gather all records of lost wages
- Seek legal assistance as soon as possible
If you are ever unsure of what you should do next, simply reach out to the experts here at our law firm immediately. Our lawyers are more than ready to guide you every step of the way.
Consider the Statute of Limitations
All claims, including car accident claims, are subject to a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations determines the time that claimants have to file their claims. If claimants fail to file their claims on time, then they can lose their right to file their lawsuit entirely. In California, the statute of limitations for car accidents is two years. This means that claimants have a two-year timeframe to file their lawsuits. For more information about the total length of time that you have to file your claim, do not hesitate to contact the experts here at our law firm immediately.
Contact the DTLA Law Group Today
Whether you or a loved one suffered harm in the pileup accident discussed above or in a similar accident, it is essential that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible to learn more about your right to file a lawsuit. Here at our law firm, our lawyers have decades of experience and are more than ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to pursue your claim and start fighting for your rights. Here at our firm, we offer free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our lawyers will be available to provide you with all the information that you need to begin or continue your claim. We offer a Zero-Fee guarantee, meaning that you will not have to pay any upfront legal fees for our legal services. We also work on a strict contingency structure; therefore, our clients will not need to pay anything until after winning their claims. If you do not win, you will not be required to pay anything at all.
If you are ready to speak with our lawyers, contact us today.