Torrance and the South Bay of Los Angeles have been the site of a rising number of motor vehicle accidents in the past few years. According to statistics compiled by the City Data Corporation, there were 27 vehicles involved in fatal car accidents in 2012 and another 13 in 2013. These crashes seem to be occurring on the main thoroughfares of the community such as Sepulveda Boulevard, Hawthorne Blvd. and Torrance Boulevard. Seeing a need for additional legal assistance in the community, the award-winning attorney, Steven M. Sweat, announced the opening of his new Torrance office, specializing in personal injury law. As an industry-recognized lawyer, Mr. Sweat has been honored by his peers with the prestigious title of “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters News Service and Los Angeles Magazine for the fifth straight year in a row. In addition, he is listed as a top-10 personal injury law firm by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. However, he realizes that his most important recognition comes from his clients and is especially pleased to announce that he has received a perfect 10.0 or “Superb” from the AVVO attorney-rating service.
The Devastation of an Accident
A motor vehicle accident can change a person’s life in a moment. Careless or negligent driving results in injuries that can cause lasting damage and limit their daily activities. When someone is in an accident victim due to another driver’s carelessness, they or their loved ones might be able to recover hospital and medical bills, lost incomes and compensation for pain and suffering.
Assisting Victims in Southern California Accidents
With more than 20 years of experience serving clients across greater Los Angeles, Mr. Sweat understands the specific safety hazards that his clients face on Southern California roads, including the Pacific Coast Highway, the 110 and the 405. Even when someone exercises the utmost caution, accidents still happen with regular frequency. He represents not only car and truck drivers and their passengers but motorcyclists, bicycle riders, pedestrians, joggers and even skateboarders.
Representing Various Types of Cases
Mr. Sweat has also represented individuals who have been injured on residential or commercial property due to poor conditions or a lack of proper maintenance. On-going construction across Southern California including in many South Bay communities at hotels, apartments, housing developments or retail locations can often mean dangerous conditions for anyone who ventures on the property. In some cases, the responsible party should have corrected the hazard and might be held accountable for their failure to act responsibly. In these cases, his law firm has secured financial awards for medical expenses and related costs, including mental anguish.
Focused Representation of Clients
The law firm also handles numerous other personal injury cases, including dog bites and animal attacks, fires, explosions, nursing home or elder abuse, railroad injuries, trips and falls, sexual abuse, or any type of event that causes physical or mental harm or death to the victims. The legal professionals at the firm empathize with clients after a devastating injury or death and their goal is to vigorously defend their clients, seek justice on behalf of the victims and to secure the maximum compensation possible in order to better the lives of those they serve. California law provides for compensation for victims of negligence and wrongdoing by allowing recovery of medical expenses, lost wages and future medical care costs. It further allows accident victims to recover monetary compensation for the physical pain and emotional distress caused by these incidents.
According to most analysts, the continued high number of persons injured or killed in Torrance and the surrounding communities is due to the high volume of vehicular traffic and the continued, growing population of this area. Steven M. Sweat, APC has attempted to address this issue by establishing the new Torrance personal injury legal help center in a central location meant to serve the surrounding areas of “South Bay;” South Los Angeles; the beach communities of Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo Beaches; and other cities, such as Carson, Gardena, Lawndale and Long Beach.
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