At about 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, one person was seriously injured in a rear-end collision in Torrance. A vehicle traveling at approximately 35 mph slammed into the back of a stopped car at the intersection of Hawthorne Boulevard and Emerald Street, the collision scattering debris about 200 yards from the point of impact. Emergency responders treated two people for minor trauma at the scene and transported a third who suffered major injuries to an area hospital. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“California law provides recourse for those who have been injured in collisions that are attributable to the negligence of another,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis. “In such cases, the victims may file personal injury claims in order to obtain compensation for expenses related to their recoveries, including for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current statistics indicate that 588 people were killed or injured in collisions that occurred in Torrance in 2010. The OTS ranked Torrance 29th out of 53 cities of a similar size for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the person who was seriously injured in the rear-end collision.
The Daily-Breeze originally reported this Torrance crash.
Additional information on the injury claims process is available to the public free of charge through our office.
If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to discuss a specific legal matter with a California car accident attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596.