Personal Injury Firm in Los Angeles
Regrettably, Los Angeles has taken the lead as the most dangerous city for cyclists in the United States. Not only does the sunshine state top the charts for traffic accidents, but it has been mentioned as the “hit and run capital of the country”.
Still, that doesn’t deter the popularity of the hobby turned lifestyle as thousands more cyclists enter the streets each year. Through new bike-sharing programs, such as Metro Bike, access to a bicycle has never been easier.
However, the swell of fresh cyclists make the already dangerous streets even more risky. West Coast Trial Lawyers are the experts in bicycle accident law. We have spent years earning bicycle accident victims fair compensation for their losses. We are always available to answer any questions you may have regarding bicycle accidents in California.
Los Angeles has over 28,000 miles of street lanes and only 0.6% of that is bike friendly. With a congested population of over 4 million, it is reported that every 40 hours a Los Angeles resident or visitor is killed in a traffic accident. The alarming combination of uneven pavement, cracked sidewalks, missing traffic lights, and thousands of overzealous drivers have created a fatal environment.
City safety programs such as Vision Zero have taken special safety measures to improve over 80 streets and intersections that have proven to be extremely unsafe. However, even with the city’s aggressive safety attempts, a total of 240 people were killed in traffic accidents last year. Below is the breakdown:
Fueled by horrific statistics, Vision Zero was created in 2015 and is committed to eliminating all traffic deaths by 2025. This organization started with repairing a cluster of streets deemed as the High Injury Network (HIN). This is an area where a high level of traffic injuries and deaths occur. Their redesign plans began with:
It is widely known that California is one of the most dangerous states in terms of car accidents and traffic related injuries. Below are the statistics regarding specific intersections.
Pacific Coast Hwy & Temescal Canyon Rd.
Gaffey St. & Westmont Dr.
Roscoe Blvd. & Winnetka Ave.
Vernon Ave. & Central Ave.
Vista Del Mar & Imperial Hwy.
Hollywood Blvd. & Western Ave.
Tampa Ave. & Roscoe Blvd.
Burbank Blvd. & Woodley Ave.
Manchester Ave. & Vermont Ave.
La Brea Ave. & Adams Blvd.
Victory Blvd. & Coldwater Canyon Ave.
Florence Ave. & Hoover St.
Olympic Blvd. & Orme Ave.
Pacific Coast Hwy. & Figueroa PI.
Sherman Way & Hayvenhurst Ave.
Sunset Blvd. & Fairfax Ave.
Victory Blvd. & Wilbur Ave.
Victory Blvd. & Reseda Blvd.
Lincoln Blvd. & Washington Blvd.
From Street to Street
ATHENS WAY – VERMONT AVE.
ADAMS BLVD. – COLISEUM ST.
LOMITA BLVD. – PACIFIC COAST FWY
FRANKLIN PL. – SANTA MONICA BLVD.
COMMONWEALTH AVE. – VENICE BLVD.
SHERMAN WAY – SATICOY ST.
14TH ST. – O’FARRELL ST.
MCKINLEY PL. – VERMONT AVE.
LEXINGTON AVE. – RUSSELL AVE.
NORMANDIE PL. – WESTMORELAND BLVD.
GAGE ST. – 79TH ST.
3RD ST. – WASHINGTON BLVD.
FULLER AVE. – LYMAN PL.
GUTHRIE AVE. – WHITWORTH DR.
L. RON HUBBARD WAY – SELMA AVE.
FULTON AVE. – WHITSETT AVE.
BEVERLY BLVD. – MELROSE AVE.
2ND AVE. – WESTERN AVE.
CENTINELA AVE. – SLAUSON AVE.
7TH ST. – BEVERLY BLVD.
BLUFF TRAIL ROAD – MANCHESTER AVE.
BROCKTON AVE. – SEPULVEDA BLVD.
GARDEN GROVE AVE. – WHITE OAK AVE.
West Coast Trial Lawyers Is Here to Help
If you have sustained injuries as a result of a bicycle accident, you have the right to hold the guilty party responsible. A bicycle accident attorney at our firm can help you recover financial compensation for the losses you have suffered, including medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering from your injury.