Personal Injury lawyers in Southern California, including Orange County, Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire
Our auto accident attorneys have focused solely on the needs of people like you. They have been acknowledged in many ways and are members and leaders of statewide and national organizations. In addition to personal injury and wrongful death attorneys, our team also includes trucking accident lawyers. As a result, we are uniquely prepared to address the needs of people injured in car accidents while on the job.
Our firm believes in the power of personalized attention, high-quality legal resources, and aggressive litigation.
Our law firm knows how to negotiate and litigate all types of motor vehicle accidents, from pedestrian collisions to fatal commercial trucking crashes.
Nursing home deaths caused by neglect or medical errors.
Our firm aims to help car accident survivors in every way possible – including by offering our services on a contingency fee basis.
Our drive to succeed in your case is coupled with a commitment to personal attention. You will find that we are attentive to your needs. We are ready to listen to your concerns and make certain all your questions are addressed. We will do everything we can to make certain you know that you are not alone in this.
We also represent clients in Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire. We want to meet your needs no matter where your car crash occurred.
If you were seriously injured, or if a loved one died in a car wreck, the last thing you want to worry about is fighting with the insurance company over fair compensation. It can be tempting to accept the first offer the insurance company presents just to get it over with. Unfortunately, that offer is often far below the amount of compensation you will need to cover medical expenses, ongoing medical care, lost wages, and other costs.
Let one of our qualified attorneys help you recover the full financial damages you deserve. No matter what type of auto accident your case involves, you can trust us to fight for your best interests. We will take care of your legal needs, so you can focus on your recovery and taking care of your family.
We can take on motor vehicle cases involving:
Car accident victims of drunk drivers
Motor vehicles colliding with bicyclists, pedestrians, or skateboarders
Accidents caused by poor road design
Accidents caused by highway construction negligence
Traumatic brain injuries
Spinal cord injuries
Back and neck injuries
Scarring and disfigurement
We also help clients fight for compensation for nonphysical injuries. California law allows plaintiffs to demand compensation for their emotional, mental and psychological suffering as well as their physical pain and economic losses. Our firm may be able to help you seek a fair amount for your pain and suffering, emotional damages, anguish, grief, distress, and post-traumatic stress disorder after a bad auto accident.
Statute of limitations. One of the key laws to know is your statute of limitations, or deadline for filing a claim. In California, all crash victims have two years from the date of their car accidents to file injury claims and three years for property-damage only claims. The courts generally do not give exceptions to this rule. The clock may not start ticking until the date of discovery if this is after the date of the collision.
Fault-based car insurance. California follows fault-based car insurance laws. All drivers must carry adequate vehicle insurance: bodily injury coverage ($15,000 per person, $30,000 per accident) and property damage liability ($5,000). After an accident, injured parties will file claims with the at-fault party’s insurance provider for damage recovery. Injured victims may also have the right to bring lawsuits instead of insurance claims, depending on the situation.
Liability laws. The State of California does not bar a victim from financial recovery for partially causing an auto accident. Instead, the rules of pure comparative negligence will reduce the victim’s recovery award by his or her percentage of fault. Even if the victim was 99% responsible for causing the wreck, he or she could still recover 1% of a compensation award. An attorney from our firm can help you stand up for yourself against a comparative negligence defense.
One of the reasons clients hire us is for our deep and working knowledge of California’s car accident laws. We stay updated on the latest changes in the law – and we also push for positive changes through our litigation. We are often at the forefront of the laws in California; we were the state’s first firm to file an asbestos lawsuit against product manufacturers, for example. Our mission is not just to help victims recover, but to make a positive impact on car accident laws in general through our legal representation.
A hit-and-run accident is one in which the at-fault party does not stick around to fulfill his or her legal duties of care, including taking financial responsibility for the crash. In a hit-and-run case, you may not know how to proceed with a damage claim since you do not know the identity of the at-fault driver. California’s fault car insurance laws will not apply if the at-fault party’s identity is unknown. Luckily, your own auto insurer may offer a solution instead.
One of the first steps to take after a hit-and-run accident is to call the police. The police can investigate the crash site and may be able to track down the at-fault driver. In this case, you can proceed with your crash claim like any other car accident case, bringing a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurer. If the police cannot identify the driver, however, you will seek financial recompense through your auto insurer instead. Call your insurance agent to report the crash as soon as possible. Your agent will let you know whether you have uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance to cover your damages.
In California, it is not mandatory to carry uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance. To reject this coverage, however, you must manually do so when purchasing your policy. If you do have this insurance, your insurer will pay for your property damage repairs and medical bills. Comprehensive and collision insurance may also pay for your hit-and-run accident damages. Our auto accident lawyers from our firm can help you negotiate with your insurance provider for a fair and reasonable recovery award after a serious hit-and-run car accident.
The other means of obtaining financial recovery after a hit-and-run auto accident is holding someone other than the driver accountable for your damages. A lawyer can tell you whether another party may have contributed to your crash, such as a company for its hired driver, the County of Orange for a dangerous roadway or a vehicle manufacturer for a defective auto part. One of our attorneys can analyze your hit-and-run crash and inform you of all available outlets for financial compensation.
Existing medical debts
Future hospital bills and health care expenses
Temporary or permanent disability accommodations
Past and future lost wages
Vehicle repairs or replacement
Physical pain and suffering
Lost enjoyment of life
Wrongful death damages
You may have grounds to bring a claim against one or more parties for your recent automobile accident. Contact us today to set up a free consultation to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer.
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