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Car Hits Man Sleeping on Sidewalk in Long Beach


A man sleeping on a Long Beach sidewalk was struck by a car on Sunday.

The accident happened at 11:44 p.m. According to the Long Beach Police Department, two cars collided at the intersection of Santa Fe Ave. and Spring St. The crash caused one of the cars to go up onto the curb, where it struck the sleeping man. The man was transported to a local hospital in grave condition.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation. According to the police, neither of the two drivers (one male, one female) appeared to be under the influence.

Who Pays if a Car Accident Victim Suffers Catastrophic Injuries?

The negligent driver who caused the accident is legally on the hook for the victim’s injuries. If two drivers each bore some fault for the accident, then both drivers are legally responsible for their proportionate share of the damage caused.

A victim who has suffered catastrophic injuries as the result of a car crash, or the family of that victim, should immediately demand that the at-fault driver's insurance company disclose the insurance policy limit, and disclose whether the driver had an umbrella policy, i.e., another layer of insurance to cover the injury claim. A victim who has suffered serious injuries could be facing a lifetime of medical bills and pain. It is important to know early on how much money is available to pay for the victim’s losses.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries as the result of a car accident, you should seek the advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer. McGee, Lerer & Associates specializes in catastrophic injury and death cases. We have five office locations: Long Beach, Santa Monica, Pasadena and Los Angeles. We are available 24-7 for a free consultation.