At about 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 7th, four people, including a child, were injured in a crash on the 101 Freeway in Encino. The crash, which involved four vehicles, one of which rolled over, occurred west of Haskell Avenue. Emergency responders transported the child to a local hospital to receive treatment for major trauma, possibly to the arm. Multiple lanes of both directions of the freeway were closed for nearly an hour while authorities investigated.
“After an accident resulting in injuries, the victims may pursue a personal injury claim against the negligent driver in order to receive compensation for the cost of their recovery,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis.
Throughout Los Angeles County, traffic collisions claimed the lives of 390 motor vehicle occupants and injured another 64,178 in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s most current data. Each year, the California Office of Traffic Safety compares the crash statistics of 58 counties in the state, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place being the worst. In 2009, Los Angeles ranked 18th for traffic safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the four people who were injured in the crash on the 101 Freeway yesterday.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Encino crash.
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