Earlier this month the Los Angeles Police Department announced it will have a new online platform where accident victims can report car accidents. There are some requirements for filing a report. The new system is for victims involved in a hit and run accident that only resulted in property damage. The system is meant to replace the need to call a police officer onto the scene. Officers can sometimes take two hours to respond to these types of accidents. The system allows drivers to continue with their day and get on to the online system at their convenience. The entire process should take no more than 15 minutes. Although this system seems simple, it is not for everyone and should not replace emergency assistance entirely. Many car accidents in Los Angeles do not end without injury. There were over 55 thousand car accidents in the latest reporting year. That’s a lot of accidents that can’t be reported using a simple online form. After any type of car accident, having ethical and aggressive representation is key to obtaining the compensation you deserve. The car crash lawyers in Los Angeles at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg are standing by to represent you.
What About Vision Zero?
As many of you know, in 2016 Mayor Garcetti announced the Vision Zero plan which is intended to reduce car accidents. However, in the first year alone there was a 44% increase in fatal car accidents. So, why the increase? It is suggested that officers are focusing their efforts on crime instead of traffic stops. This has a domino effect, with fewer officers on the roads maintaining drivers safe, the more reckless drivers will be. This is a recipe for disaster. Officers have become more restricted with what they can cite drivers for and drivers are aware. Studies have shown that speeding was the number one cause of Los Angeles car accidents. Aside from speeding, the most common issues cited by officers in accidents are aggressive driving, driving under the influence, distracted driving, failure to merge, following too closely (tailgating), and fatigued driving. At this point, Vision Zero seems like a fantasy.
How We Can Help
While the Los Angeles police department continues to work out the kinks in their systems, there will be thousands of car accident victims who suffer. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident you need a Los Angeles attorney who has decades of experience handling cases just like yours. We understand that an accident, no matter how small, can be devastating. You will have medical expenses to take care of, time off of work, emotional trauma and may even be left without a mode of transportation. You do not have to deal with all of this on your own. The team at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg is standing by to help you get back on your feet and obtain the compensation you deserve. We have a no-win, no-fee policy which means we do not get paid unless you do. Call us today at 310-997-0904 or fill out our contact form.