California, Los Angeles in particular is a famous vacation spot. In fact there are many ports of departure for cruises, trips to Catalina, amusement parks and more.
But did you know that getting to your vacation destination is actually half the battle? Navigating the streets of California is no joke. And what if you are from out of town and get in a wreck while in transit to your holiday destination?
Even worse, what if you are from China or El Salvador and barely understand our language, let alone our laws? If you are from out of town and meandering in a hospital right now, you know exactly what I am talking about.
But the good news is that our lawyers can often help you get money and medical care for injuries not your fault on vacation, as discussed below.
"But did you know that getting to your vacation destination is actually half the battle?"
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California, especially Los Angeles County, is very popular for holidays, as discussed. The great weather and the sun is a major drawing point.
There are many things for people to do here, including visiting:
Unfortunately, these are not risk-free and sometimes lead to severe consequences, including injuries.
For example, you could be injured in a:
Above are just a few things that could happen to you while vacationing in the State of California. But you have to take steps to protect your legal rights.
However, you are not a local. So what do you do? You don't know the town, or the lawyers. You are basically stuck. And you could even be stuck in a hospital. Well the first step is learning about safe travel by reading this article. So let's start there?
Unfortunately for parents, the summer vacation periods from Memorial Day to Labor Day is deemed one of "The 100 Deadliest Days" for teens and teenaged drivers.
Teens are using vape pens, smoking blunts, drinking and getting into all sorts of illicit activities. When you factor in their lack of driving experience and common sense, you can see why nine out of the 10 most deadly days on the roadways are between May and August.
Teens, especially boys, like to play around and joke. But when driving and drinking, this can be a death sentence. Unfortunately teens get distracted by their handheld phones, the radio, and virtually anything else.
So with more of these kids on the roads, even when they are sober, there is still a higher risk of a vacation accident for you and your family. So beware.
The time most people come to the U.S. is usually around Thanksgiving weekend. In fact, arrests for impaired driving rise across the board in all jurisdictions during this period.
Another factor could be Thanksgiving Eve aka “Black Wednesday.” People tend to get crazy with social drinking around this time, so beware.
When you travel to California, you're likely going to be on foot for long periods of time as a pedestrian. In fact, the Journal of Injury Prevention claims that more people on foot pass away from getting run over than even the haunted Halloween eve.
Believe it or not, certain days of the week are more deadly to travel than others. A pedestrian death has a greater chance of occurring on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Nearly half of all pedestrian deaths happen on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. That is a whopping 49% of all traffic deaths involving pedestrians. A staggering 1/3 of these wrecks were alcohol related.
And the list of potential ways to become injured goes on an on.
Cruise ships are governed by a whole different set of rules than a land-based claim. If you suffered an illness or injury on a cruise or shore excursion, you must follow the rules in your passage contract.
Usually there is a shortened period of time to sue and rules to follow before you can even do that. To learn more, go here.
Here’s a list of places where these accidents and injuries take place on a daily basis:
Tahoe Amusement Park,
Six Flags Magic Mountain,
Rotary Storyland and Playland,
Wild Animal Park,
Scandia Amusement Park,
Knotts Berry Farm,
Six Flags Waterworld,
The Island Water Park,
Antioch Water Park,
Mustang Water Slides,
Raging Waters, Crocodile Dundees etc.
So here you are convalescing. What next? For example, a vacation car accident in California requires an enormous amount of labor for a British citizen to handle alone, even if he or she makes it home to the UK. And it will almost always require a California lawyer.
After all, what insurance company is going to work with you unless your lawyer is good?
So if you were hurt, right after you get medical care, you need to call ELFPI right away. The Ehline Law Firm is based in Southern California and can offer a high amount of support for those injured while visiting the state.