It began almost 40,000 years ago, when the first residents of California discovered (to their chagrin) that the area was rich in tar and oil. Those residents are still here, trapped as fossils in the La Brea Tar Pits.
Fast forward to 1781, when Felipe Neve, the Governor of Spanish California, decided that it was time to name one of the larger settlements of the region. He decided to call it “El Pueblo Sobre el Rio de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles del Río de Porciúncula,” meaning “The Town on the River of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels from the Porciuncula River.” Thankfully, the name of America’s second-largest city has since been drastically shortened to the name we now know: Los Angeles.
California has always brought people who have sought great fortune to the west. First, the discovery of gold in Placentia Canyon in 1846 brought immigrants from Asia, Mexico, Canada, and the rest of the United States to the southern end of the state, and when the gold rush of Northern California began a few years after, it was the ranchers of Los Angeles who fed the ever-growing population. Soon, Southern Pacific Railroad began building rail lines to connect the city with the ports of San Pedro and Long Beach, and began traversing the state to connect Los Angeles with San Francisco.
While industry drove the expansion of L.A., it was a little part of the city known as Hollywood that would give the city its image. D.W. Griffith recognized that the city’s climate and scenery would make it an ideal place to create a film studio, and in 1910, he became the first director to film in Los Angeles. Within ten years, 80 percent of the world’s films would be produced and shot in Southern California, making entertainment a principal industry in Los Angeles. Now instead of chasing gold, people began coming to L.A. with dreams of getting rich on the silver screen.
Out of almost 40 million people in California, one of every ten calls the city of Los Angeles home, and one out of every four lives in Los Angeles County. Add in commuter traffic from Ventura, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties, and at any given time on its 27 interconnecting freeways, there are millions of cars and trucks passing through and around the City of Angels every day. With so much traffic, the risk of a collision in Los Angeles is high, and one that every driver must be prepared to face. That is why it is so critical to have a car accident attorney in whom you can place your trust. You deserve to have an attorney who is willing to fight for your rights if you are injured in a collision in L.A.
If you have suffered an injury to yourself, your family, or your property because of the negligence of another, you may have the right to seek compensation. When you hire Jamal Injury Law to help with your personal injury case, you can rest easy knowing that you have chosen a law office who will fight for you until you receive the justice you deserve.
Jamal Injury Law represents all types of accident victims, including people injured in:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle crashes
- Drunk-driving accidents
- Hit-and-run pedestrian and vehicle cases
- Freeway crashes
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If you have been in a car accident in the city or county of Los Angeles, let Jamal Injury Law use their knowledge and skill to help you in your fight with the insurance companies and other drivers. You deserve the best in experienced and caring legal representation to help you rebuild your life after an accident. Jamal Injury Law will work with you to ensure you understand all of your legal options, and help you find the best resolution to your case.
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