Long Beach Traffic Circle Accident Lawyer
The Long Beach traffic circle is ranked as the #1 intersection for accidents
in Long Beach. Serious
injuries resulting from
bicycle accidents, and
pedestrian accidents occur on a regular basis. If you have been the victim of an accident at
the traffic circle, you should consult with a Long Beach personal injury
attorney to learn your rights.
About the Long Beach Traffic Circle
Formally known as the Los Alamitos Traffic Circle, the Long Beach Traffic
Circle connects Pacific Coast Highway, Lakewood Blvd. and Los Coyotes
Diagonal. Built in 1932, it can accommodate 6,000 vehicles per hour, and
is ranked as the highest-capacity traffic circle in California, and perhaps
According to traffic circle proponents, more traffic can get through a
circle than through a signaled intersection, and accidents tend to be
less catastrophic – sideswipes instead of broadside collisions.
Long Beach Traffic Circle Accident Dangers
Opponents of the Long Beach traffic circle, however, denounce it as confusing,
dangerous, and pedestrian-unfriendly. According to the city's own
head traffic engineer, David Roseman, the traffic circle is too large.
Because it is too large, people drive too fast inside the circle, making
merging and vehicle control more tricky.
Another major problem is that there is no lane striping inside the circle.
The roadway is big enough for four lanes. Drivers are left to waltz in
and out of traffic without lines to guide them.
At McGee, Lerer & Associates, we offer legal help to people injured
in these types of accidents. With a practice focused 100% on personal
injury, we know what's required to properly and effectively handle
these cases and will use every resource possible to make sure you receive
the compensation you need and deserve.
Contact a Long Beach Traffic Circle Accident Lawyer
at our firm for a free consultation if you have been injured.