Only one week after a black-tie appearance at the royal wedding in London, soccer superstar David Beckham was involved in a Los Angeles car accident on a freeway. California Highway Patrol spokesperson, Jennifer Connolly confirmed that “Mr. Beckham’s black Cadillac SUV collided with the rear of a gold Mitsubishi in the carpool lane.”
The Mitsubishi’s driver experienced minor neck pain and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Beckham, 36, was uninjured. The gold Mitsubishi, that was struck by Beckham’s vehicle, had reportedly broken down in the carpool lane of the busy 405 freeway when the collision occurred. Beckham’s son Brooklyn, 12, was in his dad’s car at the time, but was unhurt.
While David Beckham wasn’t cited or arrested for this accident, it certainly appears that he may be at fault and will be responsible for the other driver’s injuries and damages to the other car. The other driver would be well-advised to contact a car accident attorney.
Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 268 fatalities and 25,588 injuries involving Los Angeles car accidents. In Los Angeles County as a whole, 667 people died and 52,229 were injured as a result of car accidents during the same year.
One does not have to be hit on a freeway by a world famous soccer star to receive an accident settlement. Victims of car accident can suffer paralysis or head trauma, and may require expensive medical treatments, surgeries, therapies, and other injury-related care. Additionally, the victim’s family may have to make sacrifices to pay for these costly yet necessary health care treatments.
How to Contact a Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer
If you, or someone that you love, has been injured in a car accident in California, please call 877-702-7274 to speak to an attorney. We do not charge you any money upfront, we only get paid when you get paid. Don’t delay, it could place your case in jeopardy. Contact one of our lawyers in Los Angeles today.
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