Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Ramifications of New Study Ranking Los Angeles California Freeways Worst in the U.S.

Posted: November 19th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Legal and Law | Comments Off on Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Ramifications of New Study Ranking Los Angeles California Freeways Worst in the U.S.

With the Thanksgiving weekend fast approaching, it is important that people traveling to and from Los Angeles County understand the ramifications of the new traffic study from the perspective of a personal injury attorney. The Texas Transportation Institute study has ranked Los Angeles Harbor Freeway the number one congested highway in the country, according to tort attorney Michael Ehline. Coming in at a close second is Interstate 10 connection with the 110 Harbor Freeway.

Motor vehicle accident attorney Michael P. Ehline, found that the study shows that the area in Los Angeles that is the most congested and most dangerous for drivers on the Harbor Freeway, is in the area near the Dodger Stadium. On Interstate 10 there is a 6 1/2 mile area in the vicinity of the highway that is the most dangerous in the vicinity of the Staples Center. There is a 13.1 mile stretch of the 405 Freeway that was rated third on the list in the vicinity of the 105 Freeway and Getty Center Drive. The northbound lanes of the 110 Freeway from 111th Place and the 10 Freeway is on the list, of the study conducted by the Texas Transportation Institute.

The ramifications are many and some are obvious. Ehline says the fact the speeds are slower, is deceiving. “This can make the freeways even more dangerous”. Ehline says “people take ebs and flows in traffic as a chance to put on lipstick, play with their phones, or take sip. This means some are driving, and some are stopped.” So although the impacts can be lower, they occur more frequently. And an eggshell skull plaintiff only requires a small impact to get a serious injury.

But it is not just slow speeds at issue says Ehline. There are times when the Los Angeles freeways are not that congested. But, Ehline says, the engineering of the freeways, the potholes from improper maintenance can mean a serious risk of a single vehicle collision. This can cause an SUV rollover according to Ehline, and lead to a wrongful death. The ramifications include the need to file a government claim within 6 months, or waive your right to sue.

“So the ramifications of driving on Los Angeles freeways from a personal injury perspective, are many.” You, the driver have less control and less of a “cushion of space”, less reaction times, etc.. Said Ehline. And San Francisco is another city in Southern California that is included in the list of the top 40 spots in the study and targets Interstate 80 at the Bay Bridge as being the most congested roadway.

This study, places 17 of the most congested roadways out of 40 in Los Angeles, California and attorney Michael P. Ehline, of Ehline Law Firm PC knows that the congested roadways that have been rated the worst in the United States lead to serious collisions. These collisions lead to injuries and while there is no way to avoid these freeways and highways in Los Angeles and Southern California, after being involved in a collision it is advisable to have the representation of experienced car accident lawyers to protect your legal rights.

If you were seriously inured in a car accident in San Francisco or Los Angeles, give the car accident lawyers at Ehline Law Firm PC a call at:

633 West Fifth Street, 28th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2005

50 Francisco Street, Suite 460
San Francisco, CA 94133

Michael Ehline, lead counsel, is an honorably discharged U.S. Marine, a former California Court of Appeal judicial extern, and runs a Northern and Southern California personal injury law firm statewide. He hopes you enjoyed this Discussion on the ramifications of the new study ranking Los Angeles California freeways worst in the U.S.


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