James Stokes Critically Injured in Vermont Square Hit-And-Run Crash August 14


James Stokes Injured in Vermont Square Crash on West Vernon Avenue at South Harvard Boulevard 

James Stokes Injured in Vermont Square Crash on West Vernon Avenue at South Harvard Boulevard

Los Angeles, California – The authorities are investigating a Vermont Square hit-and-run crash that seriously injured James Stokes on August 14.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, Stokes was walking across West Vernon Avenue at South Harvard Boulevard around 7:40 p.m. when he was hit by a speeding black Honda Civic.

After the accident, the driver of the Honda fled eastbound on Vernon Avenue.

Stokes was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries.

On Friday, August 21, the Los Angeles Police Department released images of a woman believed to have been a passenger in the vehicle that fled after striking Stokes.

The police received the photos from a witness to the crash. The witness confronted the occupants of the vehicle and the woman got out with an open bottle of alcohol.

The woman then got back into the vehicle and the driver drove away.

Police are asking for the public’s help finding the suspects. 

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

“Usually, clients hire me immediately after their first consultation because they quickly figure out that I will treat them like family. I lift a weight off their shoulders immediately. That is my job. We simply leave no stone unturned – period. We go after everyone and everything. There is no other way to ensure justice,” Mr. Khodaverdian states.

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is the recipient of numerous accolades including one of the: Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Truck Accident Settlements in CA in 2019, and Top 10 Motorcycle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019. He is a Berkeley graduate and proud personal injury and wrongful death attorney. He is personally available 24/7 for free, no-obligation consultations and second opinions by calling 800-984-4123. He can also be reached via email using the contact form on this site.