At about 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, a city garbage truck ran over a man lying on the beach in Long Beach, reported the Los Angeles Times. The accident occurred between 54th and 55th places while a city employee was conducting routine trash collection operations. The man suffered major trauma and was taken to an area hospital. The employee has been removed from duties involving operating a vehicle until the investigation is complete.
Traffic accidents claimed the lives of or caused injury to 1,880 people in Long Beach in 2011, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records. The OTS ranked Long Beach 11th out of 13 cities with populations over 250,000 for its incidence of fatal and injury collisions in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst. Statewide, traffic accidents claimed 2,791 lives that year.
When an individual’s negligence results in an accident that causes injury, the victim may hold that person liable for expenses related to his or her recovery by filing a personal injury claim; however, special conditions apply to claims against government employees, so an attorney should be consulted immediately in such cases. For more information on the personal injury claims process, please call 866-981-5596 or contact us online.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the man who was injured on the beach.
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