Car accidents that occur in heavily populated areas, such as downtown areas in large cities like Los Angeles, can affect many individuals due to the congestion of both vehicles and pedestrians. The potential for serious injuries from a car accident may be increased in highly populated areas like LA. Though it may not heal the wounds or loss of life that can result from this type of car accident, victims may find some solace in their right to seek punitive damages.
Two automobiles collided in a fatal accident in downtown Los Angeles in mid June near the Hollywood Freeway. The car accident resulted in the death of one passenger, as well as critical injuries for four others and minor injuries for one more involved in the crash. Specific details pertaining to victims were not readily available.
The circumstances of the accident are as of yet unclear. It was also not made immediately clear which vehicle may be determined as the at-fault party in the accident, though an investigation did ensue following the crash.
No charges have yet been filed in the case. It is possible, once an at-fault driver is determined, that those injured will seek compensation for their injuries. The family of the man who was killed in the Los Angeles car accident may also be entitled to seek compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit should driver negligence be determined as a factor in his death. A civil lawsuit can both provide a sense of justice and result in compensation for medical costs and funeral expenses.
Source: Daily News, "Man killed, 5 people injured in traffic collision in downtown L.A.," June 15, 2012