Each year, there are tens of thousands of car accidents in the Los Angeles area. While only a small portion of these accidents are fatal, hundreds of people still die in Los Angeles car accidents annually, and far more people suffer serious, life-altering injuries. In a highly-populated and car-dependent city like Los Angeles, these statistics are – unfortunately – somewhat inevitable. But, many of these collisions could be avoided with proper care; and, for this reason, many victims and families are able to recover financial compensation for their accident-related losses.
Why Is a Law Firm Publishing a Car Accident Map?
You may be wondering why, of all places, this accident map appears on a law firm’s website. The answer is simple: We live and work in Los Angeles, and we want to make the city’s streets safer for everyone in our community. As personal injury lawyers, we have seen the effects of serious car accidents first-hand, and we know what it means to suffer traumatic injuries or lose a loved one due to someone else’s negligence. By raising awareness of the high number of auto accidents in the Los Angeles area, we hope to encourage local drivers to put down their phones, drive defensively, and do their part to help protect the safety of all drivers and passengers.
How to Interact with the Map
Our Los Angeles car accident map is fully-interactive. To explore the map:
- Use your finger or mouse to drag the map to explore different areas of Los Angeles;
- Tap or click the “plus” and “minus” icons to zoom in or out;
- Click on the red and blue dots to see accident data for specific locations; and,
- Use the legend to the right to filter the accident data presented on the map.
10 Most-Dangerous Intersections in Los Angeles
According to our compiled car accident data, these are the 10 most-dangerous intersections in Los Angeles as of 2019:
|Intersection||Total Number of Accidents & Injuries In 2018|
|Roscoe Blvd. & Reseda Blvd.||35 accidents & 55 injuries|
|Western Ave. & Florence Ave.||25 accidents & 29 injuries|
|Burbank Blvd. & Sepulveda Blvd.||25 accidents & 19 injuries|
|Florence Ave. & Vermont Ave.||24 accidents & 31 injuries|
|Slauson Ave. & Western Ave.||24 accidents & 21 injuries|
|De Soto Ave. & Roscoe Blvd.||23 accidents & 33 injuries|
|Sepulveda Blvd. & Parthenia St.||23 accidents & 30 injuries|
|Balboa Blvd. & Rinaldi St.||23 accidents & 30 injuries|
|Tampa Ave. & Nordhoff St.||23 accidents & 27 injuries|
|Vermont Ave. & 8th St.||23 accidents & 25 injuries|
As you can see, while these are the most-dangerous intersections in Los Angeles in terms of the number of accidents, none of the accidents in these locations resulted in fatalities during 2019. While fatalities certainly can (and do) occur as a result of intersection accidents, the vast majority of fatal accidents occur at high speed on highways and freeways such as Los Angeles’s I-5, I-10, I-110, and I-405.
What to Do After a Car Accident in Los Angeles
If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a car accident in Los Angeles, you need to take certain steps in order to protect your claim for financial compensation. This includes calling 911 from the scene of the accident, seeing a doctor promptly, and speaking with a lawyer as soon as possible. The personal injury lawyers at Megeredchian Law are available 24/7, and we can begin working immediately to make sure you receive the financial compensation you deserve.