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Aggressively Representing Injured Victims Throughout Los Angeles.
Yes, the expansive and exciting City of Los Angeles remains the entertainment capital of the world and attracts visitors drawn from cultures everywhere on earth. Pleasure seekers, venture capitalists, job hunters, artists, aspiring actors, and paparazzi alike seek out the opportunities and mise en scène of LA. From its top pro athletes, Hollywood's captivating, Oscar-winning stars, starving homeless people, and undocumented aliens, all economic classes and racial profiles exist here, including biker clubs like the Hell's Angels.
People can enjoy a diverse ethnic medley of excellent dining and entertainment, an excursion to the fashion district, or simply relax at the beach. Also, burgeoning global technologies and investments in medical research industries are rapidly creating a more crowded metropolis and vibrant economy.
But LA isn't all thrills and fun; the city has its share of problems too. For example, free healthcare for undocumented aliens, sanctuary cities, and exploding homelessness have substantially changed the safety conditions here, placing many citizens at risk. All these new problems contribute to a rash of existing traffic congestion, crimes, and disease outbreaks. Although not perfect, it's a proud city. And its strength remains in its diverse population.
Rising Street Accidents in Los Angeles?
Not every day is a sunny day in LA. And for commuters, in particular, crowded LA doesn't exactly offer pleasant, world-class driving conditions. For one, gas is more expensive here than in other states. But you have no choice but to drive. Or you could pay for an Uber, Lyft, or taxi unless you are willing to risk the dangers of riding a motorcycle in L.A. And if driving in California after a fresh rain is new to you, you are in for an oil-covered, slippery go of things. Because of so much economic activity, and such a dense population, mass road casualties are on the rise.
And despite safety measures, "traffic deaths rose 38 percent in 2016 and have fallen just 5 percent since then." (Source.) So if you experienced an unjust injury at the hands of a negligent party, Ehline Law Firm, headquartered in Los Angeles, California, stands at your beck and call to fight for due process and to win you the most monetary compensation.
Acquiring Top Legal Judgment and Backing.
Ehline Law Firm has triumphantly represented disabled client's legal matters with zeal and dedication for over a decade. And Ehline Law Firm has bankrolled client's cases in the most complex court matters, all the way down to simple legal issues. But our goal always remains the same. We promise to use our superior judgment, tactics, training, and finesse to earn you the maximum award allowed under the law quickly. The compensation we fight for is money for your pain, suffering, hospital bills, lost earnings, and long term disabilities.
So did you suffer from someone else's negligence? Because if so, Ehline Law Firm stands ready to assume the day to day representation of your case right now. Now marred victims can convalesce and regain their strength while our experts deal with the red tape. But the populous City of Los Angeles comes with a risk of injury in a wide plethora of accidents, not just car crashes.
Does Ehline Law Firm Back Other Cases Besides Auto Accidents?
Yes, we fund and litigate many types of legal tort law claims as follows:
- Traffic accidents involving passenger cars, motorcycles, big trucks, buses, locomotives, and pedestrians.
- Help with dog bites and attacks against mail carriers, kids, and others.
- Construction and job site accidents due to slipping, falling objects, open trenches, poorly manned cranes, exposed electrical wiring, etc.
- Cruise Ship Accidents and intentional bad acts at sea.
- Elder and Nursing Abuse.
- Assault and Battery.
- Wrongful Death, etc.
We focus on the top 4 statistically most common unintentional accidents in Los Angeles as follows:
- Slip, trips, and Falls. (Annually there are 29,876 reported victims of all ages)
- Motor Vehicle Transport Accidents. (Annually 7,745 reported victims)
- Poisoning. (Annually 2,718 reported victims)
- Falling/Flying Objects. (Annually 1,448 reported victims.) (Statistics as of 2014.)
1. Slips, Trips, and Falls Taking Place in Los Angeles.
Premises cases can include nightclub security attacks against patrons, or an uninvolved passerby getting hit in the head by the camera boom of a public-facing movie set. Another type of accident is when broken steps or defective ladders collapse, compressing and trapping the victims in between fragments of exposed, live electrical cables, wood, rebar, and steel framework. These caught in-between accidents are sometimes fatal because they can crush and pierce internal organs or electrocute the shaken victims.
But Los Angeles' most common unintentional premises accidents involve slipping, tripping, and falling. Typically these events take place on a miseleveled, poorly lit, greasy or wet surface at swimming pools, houses, workplaces, gyms, grocery stores, restaurants, cracked, elevated sections of sidewalks, potholes, land development sites, or apartment common areas. Many of us remember that woeful, disheveled elderly man on TV crying "Help me I've fallen and I can't get up!!"
But that Life Alert™ television commercial seems to imply that slips, trips, and falls are only common among older adults. However, seniors 65 and up are not the only age group to fall down unsafe broken stairwells or slip on a hazardous accumulation of snow or rain with nonexistent or inadequate warning signs to alert the public.
LA Seniors and Kids Equally at Risk for Slip, Trip & Fall Injuries?
In 2014, Los Angeles reported over 10,422 falling cases with injuries to people under 64 years old. So yes, all age groups remain potential victims of these tragic events. Sometimes blundering or deliberate actions may be to blame for your injurious nosedive. In contrast, a major cause of these unexpected accidents can be traced to unintentional negligence caused by others. But when another person is liable for your premeditated, or inadvertent falling accident, victims like you may qualify for monetary redress and reparations.
But each slip and fall accident remains unique, just like you. Noteworthy here is that even if you helped cause or contribute to the conditions of your incident, another party might still be partially or fully at fault to pay you money in a premises liability lawsuit. The only way to know for sure if you have a decent case is to quickly reach out to a motivated, results-oriented personal injury lawyer like Ehline Law Firm.
2. Los Angeles Traffic Accidents.
Sadly, Los Angeles tends to see vehicles congregate in gridlock traffic at certain times like rush hour. Distracted drivers get to playing with their smartphones, etc., and boom, a low impact, rear-ender. But during night driving, sometimes street racers and reckless, speeding drivers are seen flying down the LA freeways. The dangers of poorly maintained roads, DUI, and reckless drivers remain ever-present. For instance, the threat of sideswipes is potentially fatal to motorcyclists and bicycle riders. Most of all, car accidents, bus accidents, big rig accidents, and mishaps to people on foot can happen in an instant.
Do We Also Help With Motorcycle Accidents in Los Angeles?
Yes, we do. Our lead attorney is a motorcyclist and bicycle rider. So not only are we top-notch lawyers, but we also ride. So we are there with you and know what you experience. All of this makes it easier for you to trust us and our resolve. Our brave lawyers want safe streets for you and your family.
What Are The Steps in Protecting Your Rights After a Traffic Accident?
When you become injured in a Los Angeles auto accident, steps must be promptly followed to protect your rights. First, you are already disoriented and injured. Second, you have no training to handle legal matters. So it is vital after being taken to the hospital's emergency room in an ambulance, that you get the best medical and legal care. But competent injury lawyers are hard to come by, no matter where you live. It was your good fortune you landed on the Ehline Law Firm website.
So hand over your case to a prompt, motivated Ehline Law Firm legal advocate and focus on healing. Right after hiring us, we will liaise with the insurance carriers, dealing with getting the police reports and conduct witness interviews, etc. But we won't just stop there. We look after your personal needs by helping set up a lien doctor, rental car help, property damage appraisals, light-duty chits, and handling your paperwork.
Noteworthy here is that we do our work on a no recovery no contingency fee basis. So we will bear the brunt of your case work-up from start to finish. Also, we charge zero upfront costs in most cases. So usually the victimized client owes us nothing until after a settlement, or a full-blown trial.
3. Poisoning Cases in LA.
The number three cause of unintentional injuries in LA is poisoning. And being infected from lousy food at an eating establishment is not the only way one can become physically contaminated. You can get injured by chemicals at your workplace, carbon monoxide builds up in a car, or garage, household chemicals (Ex: RoundUp® weed killer), or smoke and mist coming downwind from a toxic spill at a factory or train accident. And these are just a few examples of ways you can get poisoned.
Injuries from hazardous chemicals can range from chemical and smoke inhalation to cancer. Poisoning cases remain complex and challenging to prove in court. Also, they bring in elements of product liability and ordinary negligence.
Examples of potential defendants in a poisoning case include:
- Food servers.
- Delivery persons.
- Product maker.
Identifying and suing the proper parties may take legal experts and help from the government. Ehline Law Firm understands the nuances of these legal cases and stands ready to take over your matter today.
4. Falling and Flying Object Cases.
Unbelievably, objects flying through the air or falling down upon people's bodies, in particular, their heads, is the number four unintentional accident in Los Angeles. But it's also one of the most devastating things a human body can endure. Even a lightweight object dropped from a building, or plummeted through the air can cause a myriad of debilitating injuries or even untimely death. It is not normal for objects to being traveling at speed, tumbling through the air into others. It is a thing that speaks for itself. This thing usually can't happen absent another's negligence.
And when another person's negligence causes a plunging object to strike you or someone you love in the head, you will often be knocked to the ground and rendered unconscious. You may have a bad memory of what happened. Amnesia, TBI, MTBI, and even coma are potential outcomes of a foreign body impacting into your cranium. Often you are going to be out of pocket for necessary diagnostic hospital bills, obligatory brain CT scans, MRI scans, as well as other reasonable therapy and medical necessities.
Even with insurance, you are not going to be remunerated wholly. Finding who is responsible for paying for all of this becomes difficult, especially in cases involving head injuries with memory loss, or lack of a visible defendant. And without someone to pay for all of this long term care, you could be on the hook forever.
Examples of potential defendants in a falling or flying object case include:
- Commercial businesses.
- Residential builders, or contractors.
Why should you have to go bankrupt when it's someone else's fault you're bedridden and sidelined from making a living? Thankfully, Ehline Law Firm can take over all aspects of your cause's legwork and representation right now. Even if you presently have counsel, it's your sacred right to hire us. It's all about the client. Placing clients first fosters trust. Accordingly, we will pursue all forms of retrieval from a vast array of obligated parties. Earning the title of "elite attorney" means fighting daily to get our clients the most money with the best, most responsive service.
Call Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC for Powerful Legal Aid.
You just learned about the top 4 causes of accident-related injuries in Los Angeles. You also learned how to get compensation. But cases exist where the court may consider the accident victim to be partially responsible for their suffering.
For example, what if the injured party was intoxicated or under the influence of drugs during the event? So it can get shaky, and you might lose hope in that case. But don't despair.
In such cases, the amount of compensation will usually be diminished. But it is only reduced compared to the degree of your own complicity in your setback. Never fear, the aggressive Ehline Law Firm stands ready, waiting for your essential telephone call now at (213) 596-9642.