A two-car collision left eight people injured earlier this month in the
Sawtelle area of West Los Angeles. Four of the eight people sustained
critical injuries, including two pedestrians that were caught up in the
accident. The crash occurred in the early afternoon of September 6, 2015
when a SUV exited the freeway and ran through an intersection.
The vehicle collided with another SUV, causing one of the vehicles to spin
out and hit the two pedestrians. The pedestrians sustained critical injuries
and were transported to a nearby hospital. Six others, including a 6-year-old
and an 8-year-old girl, also sustained injuries.
The driver who caused the accident attempted to flee the scene, asking
a nearby homeowner to hide him and requesting that the homeowner allow
him to pretend he lived there. Soon after, he was arrested by authorities.
It was suspected that the man may have been driving under the influence
at the time of the accident.
What Do I Do if a Car Crashes Into Me?
Car accidents can happen at any time and in any place. If you are involved
in a car accident, it is important that you remain calm. Check to see
if anyone is injured, and call for help as soon as possible. A police
officer can create an official accident report detailing the circumstances
of the accident, which can help your case if you choose to file a lawsuit.
Exchange insurance information with the other driver and take note of
as much evidence about the accident as you can, being careful not to apologize
for the accident or say anything that could be construed as an admission
of guilt. Take photos and videos of the damage and, if available, gather
the names and contact information of any eyewitnesses. Then, contact a
Los Angeles car accident lawyer at Biren Law Group as soon as possible.
Our skilled team of car accident lawyers can launch their own investigation
of your accident and help determine who may have been at fault. They can
also establish who can be held responsible for your injuries as well as
damage to your vehicle. It is important that you call our firm as soon
as possible after your accident so that we can find and preserve evidence
before it is too late. We offer free consultations, so you have nothing
to lose and potentially much to gain. For more information on how Biren
Law Group can help you with your car accident case, please
contact us today at (310) 896-4345.