Auto Accidents

Auto accidents are one of the most common causes of injury throughout California. We have decades of experience representing victims of serious car accidents and their families. If we take your case, we are not paid unless you win.

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California Auto Accident Lawyers


Life is unpredictable. Even those who exercise as much care and caution as possible cannot guarantee that they won’t get caught up in an accident at some point. That is especially true on roadways.

Auto accidents are one of the most common causes of preventable injury throughout California. Car accident injuries have many causes, but driver error is at the root of most serious roadway crashes and collisions. In some cases, other factors like automobile defects, unsafe road conditions, or unpredictable weather may also contribute.

It can often be difficult to parse out the specific causes of an accident. That is why if you are involved in one, it is important to ensure your rights are protected.

Los Angeles Car Accidents

Our area is well-known for traffic congestion and dangerous roadways. As a booming metropolis, our highways are constantly filled with over-eager drivers hurrying to reach their destinations as quickly as possible. This is one reason why L.A. has the highest rate of serious and fatal car accidents in the nation.

Over 55,000 accidents were reported in the area in 2016 alone, and the number of injury-causing crashes in L.A. are rising. Safety professionals believe that the increase is attributed both to more cars being on the road as well as the increasing problem of distracted driving. Drivers who continue to look at cell phones while behind the wheel present a danger to even the most careful travelers.

Even when not dealing with distracted drivers, there remains the risk of slippery roads, poor visibility, malfunctioning vehicles, and a myriad of other issues.

Seek the Help of a California Injury Attorney

Those who are hurt as a result of an auto accident often have legal options to recover for the damages they suffer. We can explain how the rules apply in your circumstances, but generally, determining legal recovery involves examining the specifics of the incident and evaluating who is at fault.

The law is complex, and protecting your interests requires a trained advocate looking out for your rights as soon as possible. We will ensure you are not taken advantage of by an insurance company or other drivers. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income, rehabilitation, pain and suffering or lifelong care.

Our team of legal professionals have worked with those injured in California auto accidents for decades. Please contact us as soon as possible for a free consultation to learn more about how we can help. Let us be your advocate, so you can focus on recovery.

 

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Personal Injury FAQ

Why do I need an attorney?

Having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side following an auto accident can be the difference between being fairly compensated for your injuries and receiving nothing.

An attorney will do their to best ensure that you are taken care of financially, including your medical expenses and lost wages. Your attorney will work diligently to ensure all evidence is properly gathered and used to your advantage.

How soon after I am injured do I have to file a lawsuit?

In California, an accident victim has two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. If a governmental entity is a cause of your injuries, you may have to file a claim with the appropriate governmental entity within six months. Then you will have to file a lawsuit in a certain amount of time, depending on how the entity responds to the claim. These are strict time periods. If they are not adhered to, you will not be able to recover damages for your injuries. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to make sure you do not lose the ability to bring your claim, and to start gathering evidence as soon as possible.

What if I was also responsible for the accident?

California personal injury victims are entitled to recover compensation from any liable party, even if they are partially to blame for the accident. California law follows the theory of comparative fault, which means that you can recover compensation for an accident, but your award will be reduced by your own degree of negligence.

Should I accept an offer from the at-fault party’s insurance company?

When you are injured in an auto accident, you will most likely be contacted by the at-fault party’s insurance company. They will try to get you to accept a low settlement offer. They may even attempt to use things you say after an accident to deny your claims. An experienced injury attorney will be able to help you deal with insurance companies and help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

How do you determine the value of my claim?

When determining the value of your claim the court will take into consideration multiple factors: medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Working with an experienced personal injury attorney will help give you the best chance of maximizing your recovery.


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Auto Accidents
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We represented the family of a man who was killed in an accident on the freeway. The police report found the decedent completely at fault for the accident. Nevertheless, the firm proved otherwise and obtained the full $1 Million policy limits of the other driver.
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Pedestrian struck and killed in crosswalk by delivery company driver.
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Personal Injury FAQ

Why do I need an attorney?

Having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side following an auto accident can be the difference between being fairly compensated for your injuries and receiving nothing.

An attorney will do their to best ensure that you are taken care of financially, including your medical expenses and lost wages. Your attorney will work diligently to ensure all evidence is properly gathered and used to your advantage.

How soon after I am injured do I have to file a lawsuit?

In California, an accident victim has two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. If a governmental entity is a cause of your injuries, you may have to file a claim with the appropriate governmental entity within six months. Then you will have to file a lawsuit in a certain amount of time, depending on how the entity responds to the claim. These are strict time periods. If they are not adhered to, you will not be able to recover damages for your injuries. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to make sure you do not lose the ability to bring your claim, and to start gathering evidence as soon as possible.

What if I was also responsible for the accident?

California personal injury victims are entitled to recover compensation from any liable party, even if they are partially to blame for the accident. California law follows the theory of comparative fault, which means that you can recover compensation for an accident, but your award will be reduced by your own degree of negligence.

Should I accept an offer from the at-fault party’s insurance company?

When you are injured in an auto accident, you will most likely be contacted by the at-fault party’s insurance company. They will try to get you to accept a low settlement offer. They may even attempt to use things you say after an accident to deny your claims. An experienced injury attorney will be able to help you deal with insurance companies and help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

How do you determine the value of my claim?

When determining the value of your claim the court will take into consideration multiple factors: medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Working with an experienced personal injury attorney will help give you the best chance of maximizing your recovery.


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During our many years as personal injury attorneys we have seen a variety of serious injuries . The circumstances of each client and how they were injured differ greatly, but our desire to obtain outstanding results for all never changes. We’re committed to fighting fully for you and your family.

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