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Left Turn UBER Injury Car Accidents: Insights from UBER Rideshare Collisions in Los Angeles and California

Uber Accident In congested cities like Los Angeles, where the traffic can be as dense as the population, navigating its busy streets, going east and west like Venice, Pico, Olympic, Wilshire, Beverly, Sunset and Hollywood Boulevards, and driving north and south like Vermont, Fairfax, LaCienega and Sepulveda, can sometimes feel like a high-stakes game. Among the many hazards on the road, left turn UBER car injury accidents stand out as particularly common and potentially devastating. When these collisions involve rideshare services like UBER, the complexities can escalate. The following shall consider some of the factors of left turn collisions involving UBER rideshares in Los Angeles and California, exploring ways to prevent such incidents and shedding light on the types of injuries that often result.

Understanding the Scope of UBER Left Turn Accidents in Los Angeles and California:

According to the latest statistics from the California Highway Patrol (CHP), left turn accidents constitute a significant portion of traffic collisions across the state. In 2020 alone, the CHP's SWITRS report recorded thousands of left turn-related accidents, highlighting the prevalence of this issue on California roads. When it comes to rideshare services like UBER, the risk factors can be heightened due to various factors, including driver distractions, unfamiliarity with routes, and time pressures to reach destinations promptly.

Further, some unsafe left turn car and truck accidents in Los Angeles cause death resulting in wrongful death accident claims. The numbers regarding fatal accidents in Los Angeles alone, some involving left turn car v. truck collisions, are very interesting and according to for 2021 in Los Angeles:

  • Fatal accidents 321
  • Number of vehicles involved in fatal accidents 539
  • Total number of fatalities 339
  • Total number of persons involved in fatal accidents 654
  • Total number of pedestrians involved in fatal accidents 171

Further, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), 2020 SWITRS Annual Report for California, during 2020 California had a total of 147,148 total crashes involving injuries and fatalities. Of these crashes, 143,476 involved only injuries and 3,672 caused deaths. Interestingly, in 2019, injury crashes were higher with 187,211 injury accidents than were reported in 2020, so they actually went down from 2019 to 2020; but in 2019 fatality collisions were less with 3,438 deaths, unfortunately increasing to 3,672 deaths in 2020. So surprisingly, according to the CHP, while injury accidents fortunately decreased from 2019 to 2020, the opposite trend occurred with car and other accidents causing deaths with possible wrongful death claims unfortunately increasing during this same time period.

Types of Injuries Arising from UBER Left Turn Collisions:

Left turn accidents can lead to a range of injuries, from minor bruises to severe, life-altering conditions. The impact of such collisions can vary depending on factors such as vehicle speed, angle of collision, and use of safety equipment, such as seat and shoulder belts. Common injuries sustained in these left turn accidents include the following:

  • Whiplash and neck injuries, including strains and sprains
  • Head trauma and concussions, including traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries, sometimes requiring injections and or risky surgeries
  • Broken bones and fractures, including to arms, hands, legs and feet
  • Soft tissue injuries, causing painful muscle spasms
  • Psychological trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), often benefiting by care with a qualified psychologist or other mental health counselor
Preventing Left Turn UBER Collisions:

While some left turn accidents may be inevitable, there are several proactive steps that drivers, including rideshare operators, can take to minimize the risk:

  • Exercise Caution at Intersections: Approach intersections with heightened awareness, anticipating the movements of other vehicles and pedestrians.
  • Use Turn Signals: Clearly indicate your intention to turn left or right, allowing other drivers to anticipate your actions.
  • Avoid Hasty Maneuvers: Resist the temptation to rush through left turns, or beat a red traffic light, especially in heavy traffic or adverse weather conditions.
  • Stay Focused: Minimize distractions while driving, including mobile phones, navigation and GPS systems, eating and tense conversations with passengers.
  • Maintain Proper Vehicle Maintenance: Ensure that your vehicle is in optimal condition, with properly functioning brakes, lights, turn signals and mirrors.
Why Choose Gary K. Walch, A Law Corporation to Handle Your UBER Accident Case:

When faced with the aftermath of a left turn accident involving an Uber rideshare, securing experienced legal representation is paramount. Here's why clients turn to the law offices of Gary K. Walch:

  • Decades of Experience: With over 45 years of dedicated service, Gary K. Walch, A Law Corporation, boasts a wealth of experience in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including winning thousands of car accident injury cases.
  • Proven Track Record: Having won thousands of cases throughout Los Angeles, Calabasas, Beverly Hills, and beyond, the firm has a success rate of over 98%, recovering millions of dollars for our clients. Of course, past success in any case is no guarantee or prediction regarding any future case because each case is unique.
  • Personalized Service: Unlike impersonal huge national firms, the WALCH LAW legal team offers personalized attention and local expertise, prioritizing the needs and well-being of each injured client to provide the best possible personal care and achieve the best possible results for each client.
  • Comprehensive Support: From arranging medical care and property damage settlements including diminished value (DV) recoveries to providing transportation and cash advances when appropriate, our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers assist clients with every aspect of their recovery journey.
How to Contact Our Injury Lawyers:

For a FREE consultation and expert legal guidance, contact Gary K. Walch, A Law Corporation, today at 866 INJURY 2 (866.465.8792) or click here to reach us 24/7.

Left turn accidents involving UBER rideshares can have far-reaching consequences, but with the right legal support, victims can pursue justice and maximum compensation for their injuries and damages. Don't navigate this challenging journey alone—let Gary K. Walch, A Law Corporation, be your trusted advocate every step of the way. The consultation is FREE and if we take your case there is NO fee until you WIN!

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