Alert System Designed to Stem the Epidemic of Hit-and-Run Drivers

Santa Monica’s Leading Hit-and-Run Attorney Arthur Liberty of Liberty & Associates Addresses LA’s New Alert System Designed to Stem the Epidemic of Hit-and-Run Drivers

Civic Center Officials announce that Los Angeles is launching a hit-and-run alert system that will publish information on social media about cars and drivers linked to fatal and other severe hit-and-runs. Patterned after the Amber Alert System, the new hit-and-run alert system modeled after a similar Denver program will post information from the LAPD on Facebook, Twitter and Nixle, a website where government agencies share information with other agencies and constituents who subscribe to updates. The information also will go out to DASH bus drivers and the city’s 2,300 licensed taxi drivers on their dispatch systems, a Transportation Department spokesman said, with the possibility of expansion to other city drivers, such as Department of Water and Power and Bureau of Sanitation workers.

In addition to the alert system, City Hall also will offer standing rewards for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a hit-and-run driver: $50,000 for crashes where someone was killed; up to $25,000 if the victim was severely injured; $5,000 if someone was hurt; and $1,000 if property was damaged. The reward money will come from the city’s general fund, which pays for basic city services. Using social media won’t cost the city anything and could save money in the long run from the LAPD’s budget if more hit-and-run cases are solved. The rewards seek to deter on top of criminal penalties […]

Fatal Fiery FedEx Truck Collision

Santa Monica’s Top Wrongful Death Attorney Arthur Liberty of Liberty & Associates comments on the claims arising out of the fatal fiery FedEx truck collision in Orland
Santa Monica’s Top Wrongful Death Attorney Arthur Liberty of Liberty & Associates comments on the claims arising out of the fatal fiery accident that took the lives of 10 people following a head on collision between a FedEx truck and a bus in Orland, California.

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are probing the collision of FedEx tractor-trailer with a bus in a fiery crash in northern California that killed 10 people, five of whom were teenage students who represented 31 different Southern California high schools heading to “Spring Preview Plus” — a two-day trip that invites low-income and first-generation prospective students to Humboldt State’s Arcata campus. The NTSB’s preliminary report notes that it remains unclear whether the FedEx driver was somehow distracted or lost consciousness, or whether a mechanical failure occurred when his truck swerved across the median of Interstate 5 and slammed head-on into the motor coach full of students.

Arthur Liberty notes that as one of the leading wrongful death firms, Liberty & Associates has been contacted by several relatives from different families of those who suffered the loss of loved ones who perished in the horrific crash. Mr. Liberty points out that wrongful death claims can be presented by the deceased person’s surviving spouse and children, parents, surviving siblings and/or individuals who were financially dependent on the deceased person at […]

By |May 8th, 2014|Press Release, Wrongful Death|0 Comments

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Los Angeles Hit and Run Crisis

Santa Monica’s Top Personal Injury Lawyer Arthur Liberty of Liberty & Associates Discusses the Past Year Since the City of Los Angeles Acknowledged Its Hit-and-Run Crisis
Santa Monica, California (PRWEB) April 24, 2014

40,000 hit-and-run collisions occur in Los Angeles County every year resulting 8,000 injuries or deaths. While the national average for Hit-and-Runs is about 11%, in Los Angeles County the rate is over 50%. On the streets of Los Angeles, there are now a staggering 20,000 hit-and-run injury accidents annually.

Los Angeles now officially acknowledges that a majority of all injury street accidents and a slew of recent deaths resulted from Hit-and-Runs. It has only been one year since LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck declared that Los Angeles is suffering from a “Hit-and-Run Crises” with another 7% increase in fatal and severe injury hit-and-runs expected to be reflected in the upcoming 2013 statistics.

The Automobile Club of America found that unlicensed drivers are 66 times more likely to be a hit-and-run driver than a licensed driver. The California Department of Motor Vehicles reports that unlicensed drivers are three times more likely to be involved in fatal collisions. The high number of hit-and-runs corresponds to the high number of undocumented who are unlicensed.

Source: Insurance News Network

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By |April 24th, 2014|Hit-and-Run, Press Release|0 Comments

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Why Not Run? The Hit-and-Run Crisis Strikes Home

40,000 hit-and-run collisions occur in Los Angeles County every year. Of those, 8,000 hit-and-runs resulted in injuries or deaths. While the national average for hit-and-run collision is about 11%, in Los Angeles County the rate is over 50%. On the streets of Los Angeles, there are now a staggering 20,000 hit-and-run injury accidents annually. Los Angeles does not even take reports for non-injury hit-and-runs unless they involve City property. Hit-and-run drivers kill about 22 bicyclists, 40 motorists and 92 pedestrians each year. Another 324 bicyclists, 1,004 pedestrians and 2,293 motorists are injured annually. It has only recently been officially acknowledged that 52% of all injury street accidents and a slew of recent deaths resulted from hit-and-run accidents.  It finally led Police Chief Charlie Beck to declare that Los Angeles is suffering from a “Hit-and-Run Crises” with another 7% increase in fatal and severe injury hit-and-run collisions expected to be reflected in the upcoming 2013 statistics.
The Automobile Club of America found that unlicensed drivers are 66.36 times more likely to be a hit-and-run driver than a licensed driver.  The California Department of Motor Vehicles reports that unlicensed drivers are three times more likely to be involved in fatal collisions.  The high number of hit-and-runs correspond with the high number of the undocumented who are unlicensed or witnesses unlikely to come forward.  On October 3, 2013, California’s governor signed a bill into law to permit the undocumented the ability to obtain driver’s licenses.   The new law, however, does not become effective until […]

By |March 2nd, 2014|Hit-and-Run, Motor Vehicle Injury Accidents|0 Comments

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Interactive Site For Accident Victims Seeking The Best Personal Injury Lawyer In Los Angeles

Santa Monica Accident Attorney Arthur Liberty Launches Interactive Site For Accident Victims Seeking The Best Personal Injury Lawyer In Los Angeles That Fits Their Needs
Arthur R. Liberty of Liberty & Associates, has just launched a brand new updated website at www.libertylawfirm.com that is specifically designed to assist those who have recently been involved in an accident and need to find the appropriate representation.

Source: PRWeb

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By |October 20th, 2013|Press Release, Technology|0 Comments

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