At about 12:20 a.m. on Friday, January 25, seven people, including an infant, were injured in a series of chain-reaction collisions on Highway 101 in Hollywood. A solo-vehicle accident in southbound lanes near Barham Boulevard triggered five additional crashes involving 16 vehicles. At one point, a vehicle struck a passenger who had exited a car after it was involved in a crash. Authorities suspect the rain-soaked roads may have contributed to the accidents and are investigating.
“After a crash causing trauma, the victims may hold the negligent party liable for their recovery-related expenses,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis, “such as for the cost of medical treatment, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.”
Throughout Los Angeles County, 72,010 people were seriously or fatally injured in collisions in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Rain was a contributing factor to 122 of the fatal and 8,521 of the injury crashes that occurred in the state that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the seven people who were injured in the chain-reaction collision on Highway 101.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Hollywood accident.
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