Long Beach, California, is located on the Pacific Coast of the United States with a population of close to 500,000 people at any given time. Because of this, we work for the people in the Long Beach area where they need it the most after a serious accident and injuries occur. Long Beach, California is a beautiful city known for the world’s largest shipping ports and large manufacturing sectors in aircraft’s, car parts, home furnishings, electronics, and more.
On the outside, Long Beach has many great factors and a wide variety of amazing things for its citizens and tourists to see, but on the inside things can appear a bit different. For instance, Long Beach suffers from the worst air pollution in the United States. Although they have made attempts to change this, things are still well on their way to becoming perfect for the people of Long Beach. There are many ways that we work to protect the people of Long Beach in other ways than environmentally – we are accident lawyers who are there for the people as well as in many surrounding areas where they need it the most.
Car Accidents in Long Beach, California
As traffic is always coming to and from this booming area in California, we offer services for those who have been involved in serious accidents. This starts with car accidents and the havoc that they can wreak on residents. It is not uncommon to hear about multi-car crashes on the highways of Long Beach, resulting in some of the most serious injuries that you may hear of in the news. (1) It is our job, when we take your case, to help you show that negligence occurred and resulted in your injuries. This means that we’ll be watching out for the telltale signs of negligence such as disobeying traffic signs or signals, failing to signal while turning, driving above the speed limit, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. These are all serious accidents that we see in our modern times and we will help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. (2)
It is not unheard of to hear about pedestrian-related accidents in this hugely populated city as well. Every day, thousands of people are crossing the streets where cars drive on a daily basis and there is always room for a driver’s mistake, leading to serious injuries and even fatalities in some cases. In fact, a 17-year-old Long Beach boy passed away recently in September 2016 because he and a few friends were crossing the street when he was struck by a vehicle. The boy was transported to a local hospital but died the next day from major head trauma, which is something that unfortunately occurs in a lot of these cases. Motor vehicles are much larger and damaging than people, and so being caught in between a full-out sprint and a vehicle never ends well for the pedestrian. (3) Very unfortunately, far too many drivers are watching out for these hazards.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) reports that nearly 5,000 pedestrians will die every year due to accidents involving vehicles. How do we change these numbers and who will be there to help a pedestrian once they have been seriously injured in an accident that was not their fault? This is where we come in to help pedestrians retain their rights after an accident and receive compensation for their outstanding injuries in the event that they have obtained them. In fact, drivers owe a specific duty of care to pedestrians that fall short every year when thousands of accidents continue to take place. Some ways in which drivers become negligent in pedestrian accident cases are by being distracted by cell phones, speeding, failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians in the crosswalk, disobeying traffic signs, disregarding weather conditions, or driving under the influence.
Because there are many children walking the streets of glorious Long Beach and seeing the sights, we watch out for the children as well. Children aged between 5 to 9 are actually at the greatest risk of being hit by a vehicle, so of course, we must think of them in regards to accident cases as well. The fact of the matter is that children are smaller and much less visible as well as being extremely unpredictable, which makes their cases a bit more difficult. The driver must see this as a warning to exercise greater care when children are in the proximity. This is why those living around the great sights of Long Beach should be prepared for anything! (4)
Many Warehouses and Businesses – Many Accidents and Injuries
As mentioned earlier, there are many manufacturing jobs available in Long Beach, which is terrific for the growing economy. However, this also means that there is a high prevalence of workplace accidents as the jobs increase. Fortunately, one of the largest types of cases that we handle deals with workers’ compensation, lawsuits in cases of negligence, and much more in the realm of workplace accidents and their seriousness. In Long Beach, manufacturing plants are huge and it just so happens that accidents are very prevalent in manufacturing settings. If you received an injury on the job, you may have been told that you can only receive compensation through workers’ compensation, but this is not always the case. In some cases, you may also be able to sue for damages and this is where we come in and play a huge role in your lawsuit. Perhaps you were injured by a defective product. Perhaps you were injured by a toxic substance or due to an employer’s intentionally harmful behavior – in these cases, you need an attorney who will always work with you and help you receive compensation for your case. (5)
Long Beach, California, is a place where many people call home. It is also a booming city where anything can happen, and we play a vital part in making sure that you are prepared for anything. Call us today if you are in need of a personal injury attorney who can help you retain your rights when you have been injured.