Los Angeles, CA (March 12, 2023) – On March 11, the California Highway Patrol out of Los Angeles was summoned to provide assistance for an automobile accident that took place in the Los Angeles area and ended in injuries.
At approximately 4:35 p.m., a black Kia Sportage and a black Toyota Prius collided on the northbound side of the Interstate 5 Freeway. The California Highway Patrol troopers and local firefighters shut down an area of the roadway just north of the on-ramp for Garfield Avenue.
Authorities rushed to the east side of Los Angeles to provide assistance at the scene. Emergency medical services were requested to treat those who were left with injuries before transporting them to local hospitals.
Investigations to determine what caused the accident are currently underway.
Car Accidents in California
The unfortunate truth is that we see a significant share of motor vehicle accidents take place right here in California. There are many instances where people are forced to deal with painful physical, mental, and emotional injuries that impact every aspect of their lives. Unfortunately, many accidents take place due to the negligent and reckless actions of others. If you have the unfortunate experience of being involved in an accident, there are several steps that you should take to protect your legal rights and best interests. Some of the things you should do include:
Stay Calm: Panicking at the scene of the accident can have consequences. It is incredibly common for victims to experience a rush of adrenaline after being harmed in an accident. However, staying calm is critical when it comes to being able to evaluate the injuries that you have suffered.
Check for injuries: It is crucial that you are able to identify any visible injuries that you have. Panic can cause a person to not feel the injuries that they have suffered. Not being able to get timely medical care for any serious injuries can have devastating consequences. It is critically important that you seek medical attention for your injuries as well.
Contact law enforcement: After a crash, you will need to have the police respond to the scene of the accident. They will be able to create a report surrounding the accident, which can help build your case. You will also want to exchange names and insurance information with the other drivers involved.
Gather evidence: Collecting evidence from the scene of the accident is another critical thing you should do. Take pictures of your vehicle and all of the vehicles involved. Take pictures of the road conditions and the location where the accident occurred. Look for any surveillance footage on buildings nearby. Get the names and contact information of witnesses.
Wilshire Law Firm provides experienced legal guidance for injury victims and is dedicated to fighting for their rights. With decades of experience in personal injury law, our team has the knowledge and skill required to help ensure justice is served and our client’s legal matters are resolved efficiently. If you have had the unfortunate experience of being injured due to another person’s negligence, contact Wilshire Law Firm today at 800-358-1884 for your free consultation and case evaluation. Our team will be there for you every step of the way to ensure you are able to get justice.