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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorneys And Law Firm

What Is There To Say About Los Angeles?

There's a lot to say, of course. It's 503 square miles. Google says it's "sprawling" - which we all know already - and "the center of the nation's film and entertainment industry." (Girardi | Keese founding attorney Tom Girardi is no stranger to the industry, as he's made appearances with his wife Erika Jayne on the reality TV series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills .) It's the most populous U.S. city this side of the planet, second only to NYC, with close to four million people as of 2016.

"More than a city of gustatory delights and fantastic parking," Paul Bradley once wrote for LA Weekly in his 50 Reasons Los Angeles Is the Best Effing City in America, "we're the one place on the planet where people come exclusively to dream and create - and that's a great start to a killer burgh."

As great as L.A. is, we also know that there's nothing particularly great about the traffic. We've established that it's a big city, so traffic is a given. But, if the city's Vision Zero efforts are any indication, it's clear that too many people get injured or worse when driving, biking, and walking around L.A. streets. Our blog post on L.A.'s dangerous intersections highlights this. Vision Zero Los Angeles wants to eliminate all traffic deaths in the city by 2025 - and it has some way to go, as currently (it's 2017 at the time of writing), someone loses his or her life in a traffic accident every 40 hours.

The Transportation Injury Mapping System is an effort to efficiently document traffic-related injuries and deaths. It shows a number of data points. Directly below we look at alcohol-related collisions in Los Angeles County, alone and narrowed down to those collision that involved pedestrians.

Alcohol-related collisions: In Los Angeles County, from Jan. 2013 through Dec. 2016, the Transportation Injury Mapping System indicates a total of 16,227 alcohol-related collisions (though it warns that this data is provisional and subject to change). Of those, it has mapped thousands of these alcohol-related collisions, and they dot the Los Angeles County landscape.

Alcohol-related + pedestrians: Further drilling down into the data by adding the factor of pedestrian collisions, you find 1,903 alcohol-related pedestrian collisions, which means, presumably, what it says: During this time period, 1,903 people walking in Los Angeles were hit by alcohol impaired drivers. Of those, selecting by degree of injury, 215 people lost their lives.

The Personal Injury Lawyers Of Girardi | Keese

We're proud to have our main office here in this city and we're proud to represent the people of Los Angeles and SoCal. Girardi | Keese has served as a voice for injured people and their families since 1965. And we've fought hard. To date, we've recovered more than $10 billion in verdicts and settlements for clients who were injured or lost their lives because of someone else's wrongful actions.

From offices located at 1126 Wilshire Boulevard, we fight for people who are harmed by others, whether by a single impaired driver who runs a stoplight or a large pharmaceutical company that sells dangerous drugs. Our Los Angeles offices are conveniently located near the Figueroa Street and 7th Street East transit stations as well as Highway 110, the Harbor Freeway.

Girardi | Keese

1126 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles CA 90017

Telephone: 213-977-0211

Fax: 213-481-1554

The Neighborhoods Of Wilshire Boulevard

As per the Los Angeles Conservancy, driving down Wilshire Boulevard will take you through eight different L.A. neighborhoods, from downtown to Santa Monica. Girardi | Keese's 1126 Wilshire address puts our law firm downtown in the heart of Los Angeles. Long ago, Wilshire Boulevard was just a humble residential thoroughfare. According to the Conservancy, "The trademark office towers that now line Wilshire downtown didn't appear until after World War II. Downtown now spans from Grand Avenue to Alvarado Street."

Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorneys: Contact Us Today

At Girardi | Keese, we serve all of Los Angeles and its surrounding suburbs, helping clients with a variety of legal claims, including:

· Motor Vehicle Accidents

· Defective Products

· Toxic Torts

· Employment and Business Law

We've won many victories for our clients, such as:

  • $4.85 billion settlement against large drug maker Merck for dangerous drug Vioxx
  • $2.3 million verdict against the city of Long Beach for a man run over by a Parks & Recreation truck
  • $45 million verdict against Ford Motor Company for a defective seatbelt
  • $3.55 million verdict for a young woman killed in a head-on collision on Highway 62

In the decades since this firm was founded in 1965, Girardi | Keese has followed its mission of representing people in the fight against powerful insurance companies and big businesses. Insurance companies are not charities - they are for-profit organizations with their focus on the bottom line. This focus is necessarily at odds with the best interests of their customers (policyholders) and innocent victims. So, too, with many businesses, like those in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and automobile industries, which often seem to put profits ahead of consumer safety.

Call 800-401-4530 or contact us online to speak with one of our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers today.

Los Angeles Hospitals And Emergency Rooms

In 2016, U.S. News and World Report ranked the UCLA hospitals in Santa Monica and Westwood as being number one in Los Angeles (as well as the entire state of California) and a respectable fifth nationally.

Below is a list of these hospitals:

  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Tel.: 310-825-9111

  • UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

1250 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Tel.: 424-259-6000

  • Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA
    757 Westwood Plaza
    Los Angeles, CA 90095
    Tel.: 310-825-9111

The Hollywood Reporter rated L.A.'s emergency rooms and put the well-known Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at the top of the list. Other ERs in Los Angeles include Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Burbank, and Providence Saint John's Health Center (in addition to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, listed above).

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    8700 Beverly Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90048
    Tel.: 310-423-3277
  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles
    4650 Sunset Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90027
    Tel.: 323-660-2450
  • Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center
    215 W Janss Rd.
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
    Tel.: 805-497-2727
  • Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Burbank
    501 S Buena Vista St.
    Burbank, CA 91505
    Tel.: 818-843-5111
  • Providence Saint John's Health Center
    2121 Santa Monica Blvd.
    Santa Monica, CA 90404
    Tel.: 310-829-8212