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SIMI VALLEY: Fireworks Injure 28 After Platform Topples Sending Rockets into Spectators

Friday, July 5th, 2013

SIMI VALLEY, California (July 5, 2013) – Some 28 spectators ages 8 to 78 were injured in a July 4 fireworks explosion Thursday night at a park in Simi Valley after the launching station toppled over during the show and set off a row of fireworks into the crowd, according to various news reports.

About 9:20 p.m., just a few minutes after the show started, fireworks began shooting sideways into crowds gathered to watch the show at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center and Park, police said.

Ventura County Fire Department emergency workers treated many of the victims including children at the scene for minor injuries, but at least four were hospitalized with more serious non-life threatening burn injuries and broken bones.

The Simi Valley Police Department and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal OSHA) will likely conduct an investigation into the incident.

Roughly 10,000 people were at the park celebrating Independence Day. Initial reports indicate the fireworks display was held at the required 350 feet distance required by the fire code.

“Fireworks related injuries and deaths are not typically associated with public displays such as this one,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of The Seegmiller Law Firm. “People attending these types of events have faith that every precaution has be made to ensure their safety.”

Police will investigate why the wooden launching station fell over to determine liability. Those who were injured in the fireworks explosion may experience lasting scars, pain and may have medical costs associated with the injury. Some may lose time off work or even have permanent injuries as a result of this incident.

“Indeed, we are very fortunate that no one was killed in this mishap,” Seegmiller said.  “Those who were injured, however, may be able to file a claim to recoup their financial losses against the city or event organizer who held this event.”

In fact, typical injuries from fireworks are burns to the hands, face and eyes. There are relatively few deaths resulting from firework explosions at all in the United States. Indeed, the bulk of the fatal accidents are the result of amateurs using illegal fireworks, according to the 2011 Fireworks Annual Report by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The study analyzes fireworks-related deaths and injuries. The findings are gathered from sources including records from those treated at emergency rooms as well as law enforcement of illegal fireworks and news reports.

According to the CPSC report there were at least four fireworks-related deaths in 2011 and 9,600 injuries treated in emergency rooms across the United States. None of the deaths involved legal fireworks and all of the victims were male adults.  In fact, 68 percent of all injuries from fireworks were to males and children under 15 years old accounted for 26 percent of the total.

Sparklers and bottle rockets accounted for an estimated 1,100 injuries treated at ERs. Also, roughly half of the patients treated for fireworks-related injuries at hospital ER units suffered some sort of burns to hands and fingers (46 percent); head, face and ears (17 percent); legs (11 percent). Injuries to eyes involved contusions, lacerations and foreign bodies and accounted for about 17 percent of the injuries.

If you are injured in an accident involving a fireworks explosion at a public display it’s important that you take steps immediately to maintain your rights. Our legal team has handled this type of accident as well as thousands of personal injury claims on behalf of victims of everything from traffic accidents to product defects.

Finding the best personal injury attorney can mean you will get the settlement you need to get your life back on track. Compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and pain and suffering can’t take away the trauma of the accident, but it can help you rebuild your life.

Call us today at 1-855-275-9378 to speak with our car accident law firm.

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LOS ANGELES: Hit-and-Run Accident on East Gage Avenue Leaves One in Critical Condition

Monday, July 1st, 2013

SOUTH LOS ANGELES, California (July 1, 2013) – One person was transported to a nearby hospital Sunday night after a hit-and-run accident on East Gage Avenue and Compton Avenue in Los Angeles, according to a dispatch report filed by the California Highway Patrol.

Just after 7 p.m., CHP officers received a 911 call from a witness to the accident. The caller reported the hit-and-run and said the driver of the vehicle that was struck was “severely injured.”

Paramedics arrived on scene and transported the victim to a nearby hospital. Injuries are unknown at this time.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

“Injures from a hit-and-run accidents can be very costly, and it’s not the responsibility of the innocent party to front these costs,” Attorney West Seegmiller of Seeegmiller Law Firm said. “Most people are unaware that if they are hurt in a hit-and-run crash their own insurance may cover their losses if the driver is not found.”

About The Seegmiller Law Firm

If you have been injured in a car accident or hit-and-run in Los Angeles, The Seegmiller Law Firm may be able to help you. We work hard to obtain justice for victims and their families who suddenly find themselves facing medical bills, funeral costs and lost income due to an unexpected car accident.

The law firm has recovered more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts for its clients in counties throughout California. Our attorneys are passionate about defending their clients against insurance companies and corporations who typically attempt to downplay the value of their claim.

Call for a free consultation with one of our attorneys at 1-855-275-9378 or visit our website at theseegmillerlawfirm.com.

Sources: http://cad.chp.ca.gov

(Copyright ©2013 The Seegmiller Law Firm. All Rights Reserved.)

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NEWHALL: Three People, Including a Motorcyclist Injured in Accident on I-5 Freeway

Friday, June 28th, 2013

NEWHALL, California (June 28, 2013) – A motorcyclist and two others were injured after a collision between a motorcycle and two-vehicles Friday afternoon on Interstate 5 Freeway at Roxford Street, according to a dispatch report issued by the California Highway Patrol.

Just after 1:30 p.m. CHP received a 911 call informing them of the accident in the High Occupancy Vehicle (Car Pool) lane on the 5 freeway in Los Angeles County.

Three people were transported to an area hospital, but the extent of the injuries are unknown at this time.

CHP is on scene investigating the accident.

“Anyone involved in a traffic accident or collision may still have injuries that require serious medical attention,” said Attorney West Seegmiller. “In fact, most people injured in a traffic accident begin to experience back and neck pain within a couple days of the incident. It is important to visit a doctor and take care of your health.”

Los Angeles Car Accident Statistics

There were 530 people killed and 50,153 injured in Los Angeles County car accidents in 2010, according to the most recent statistics compiled by the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Report.

About The Seegmiller Law Firm

If you have been injured in a car accident in Los Angeles County, The Seegmiller Law Firm may be able to help you. We work hard to obtain justice for victims and their families who suddenly find themselves facing medical bills, funeral costs and lost income due to an unexpected car accident.

The law firm has recovered more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts for its clients in counties throughout California. Our attorneys are passionate about defending their clients against insurance companies and corporations who typically attempt to downplay the value of their claim.

Call for a free consultation with one of our attorneys at 1-855-275-9378 or visit our website at theseegmillerlawfirm.com.

Sources: http://cad.chp.ca.gov

(Copyright ©2013 The Seegmiller Law Firm. All Rights Reserved.)

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NORTH HOLLYWOOD: Five Adults, One Child Seriously Injured in Multi-vehcile accident on Riverside Drive

Friday, June 28th, 2013

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, California (June 28, 2013) – Five adults and one child have been injured, some serious, in a multi-vehicle accident on Riverside Drive near Camarillo Street in North Hollywood Friday afternoon, according to a dispatch report issued by the California Highway Patrol.

Just before 1:30 p.m. officers received a 911 call informing them of the multi-vehicle accident. Callers said there was an “immediate” need for several ambulances on the 11400 block of Riverside Drive.

The extent of the injuries are unknown at this time.

“Anyone involved in a traffic accident or collision may still have injuries that require serious medical attention,” said Attorney West Seegmiller. “In fact, most people injured in a traffic accident begin to experience back and neck pain within a couple days of the incident. It is important to visit a doctor and take care of your health.”

Los Angeles Car Accident Statistics

There were 530 people killed and 50,153 injured in Los Angeles County car accidents in 2010, according to the most recent statistics compiled by the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Report.

About The Seegmiller Law Firm

If you have been injured in a car accident in Los Angeles County, The Seegmiller Law Firm may be able to help you. We work hard to obtain justice for victims and their families who suddenly find themselves facing medical bills, funeral costs and lost income due to an unexpected car accident.

The law firm has recovered more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts for its clients in counties throughout California. Our attorneys are passionate about defending their clients against insurance companies and corporations who typically attempt to downplay the value of their claim.

Call for a free consultation with one of our attorneys at 1-855-275-9378 or visit our website at theseegmillerlawfirm.com.

Sources: http://cad.chp.ca.gov

(Copyright ©2013 The Seegmiller Law Firm. All Rights Reserved.)

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CASTAIC: Man Injured in Solo Rollover Car Crash on Ridge Route Road Near Castaic Lake

Friday, June 28th, 2013

CASTAIC, California (June 28, 2013) – A man was injured Friday morning after he was trapped in a car following a single-vehicle rollover crash on Ridge Route Road just north of Lake Hughes Road by the Castaic Lake reservoir, according to a dispatch report issued by the California Highway Patrol.

About 5:44 a.m., CHP officers reported the solo rollover crash near a water tank on Ridge Route Road. A woman was out of the vehicle, however, the man was trapped and emergency workers were called to the scene to help him, the report said.

The Newhall Water district was called due to possible damage to the water tank as a result of the crash, the report said.

About The Seegmiller Law Firm

If you have been injured or lost a loved one resulting from a car accident in Los Angeles county, The Seegmiller Law Firm will do everything we can to help you. We work hard to obtain justice for victims and their families who suddenly find themselves facing medical bills, funeral costs and lost income due to an unexpected car accident.

The law firm has recovered more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts for its clients in counties throughout California. Our attorneys are passionate about defending their clients against insurance companies and corporations who typically attempt to downplay the value of their claim.

Call for a free consultation with one of our attorneys at1-855-275-9378 or visit our website at theseegmillerlawfirm.com.

Sources:    http://cad.chp.ca.gov/Traffic.aspx

(Copyright ©2013 The Seegmiller Law Firm. All Rights Reserved.)

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