LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Improving the conditions of our freeways and roads is a good and worthy cause. But Cameron Brock, a respected head injury lawyer and founder of the Law Offices of Burg & Brock, is reminding drivers that unanticipated road closures and changes to the normal traffic patterns in and around Los Angeles can invite an increased risk to driver safety.
In the last census, it was estimated that there were approximately 4,898 freeway fatalities nationwide involving distracted drivers, 163 of which occurred in California. Mr. Brock, a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles, recommends making use of technology to avoid major traffic delays. "There are some excellent smartphone apps available that provide users with up-to-date information about traffic collisions and road closures. Consulting them before you drive is a great way to avoid unpleasant delays that could put you and your family in harm's way," says the celebrated motorcycle accident lawyer. "Local newspapers are also typically good about keeping their websites current with planned Caltrans freeway construction projects," he added.
If you have lived in Los Angeles for any length of time during the last ten years, you will know that local freeways have been the focus of seemingly never-ending widening and improvement projects. From ramp closures to partial interstate shutdowns, the California Department of Transportation has devoted a great deal of time and money to the expansion of L.A. freeways in an effort to alleviate heavy traffic congestion.
Just last week, traffic flow on Interstate 5 and State Route 170 was disrupted and rerouted as Caltrans crews worked to add extra truck route and car pool lanes to both freeways in the San Fernando Valley, stretching from Glendale to as far north as the Santa Clarita Valley. The 170, also known as the Hollywood Freeway, seems to be in a constant state of disrepair, with a significant number of detours and on-ramp and off-ramp closures. And a series of large-scale repairs have begun where I-5 intersects with the CA-2 near Dodger Stadium, after a tanker exploded and destroyed part of the overpass this past summer.
Cameron Brock, founder of the Law Offices of Burg & Brock, has been defending the legal and financial rights of vehicle accident victims in Los Angeles since the firm was founded in 1991. Brock and his team of skilled attorneys have secured over $100 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients. With several convenient office locations across Southern California, including Sherman Oaks, Glendale, Beverly Hills and Irvine, the Law Offices of Burg & Brock are well-equipped to take on personal injury cases in a wide variety of practice areas. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a recent motorcycle or vehicle accident, contact the Law Offices of Burg & Brock to arrange a free consultation by dialing 1-888-979-7979, or visit them online at www.legaldefenders.com.
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