Los Angeles car accident attorneys at Downtown L.A. Law Group understand that these collisions are one of the biggest causes of major injuries and sudden fatalities in all of California. Every year, thousands of drivers, passengers and pedestrians are seriously injured due to the reckless or negligent driving of another individual. Most alarming is that many of these incidences are never reported. Unfortunately for victims, most people do not know their rights.
Insurance companies are notorious for undervaluing victims’ damages in a car accident. Our Firm will handle all major accident and injury cases and are well skilled in dealing with insurance companies and adjusters. Unlike many other law firms, after you hire a car accident lawyer to handle your car accident claim, Downtown L.A. Law will place a group of attorneys on your case in order to implement a strategy aimed at maximizing the value of your case. We have built our reputation in procuring money for our clients for:
Our Los Angeles Car accident attorney believes in getting every last penny for our clients. We understand how to negotiate with insurance companies, and how to fight them in court. The damages we get for you include:
Medical Expenses: We will get back all your past medical expenses, including all medical bills and costs, such as those incurred in the emergency room, hospital visits, doctor visits, MRI testing facility, radiologists, chiropractors, dentists, or any other treating professional that was necessitated as a result of your injury. Additionally, you will also get compensation for medical devices, such as crutches, braces or medical equipment used and purchased during your recovery.
Future Medical Expenses: Our clients become clients for life. We understand that anytime you sustain an injury, the effects can be felt for years, or even a lifetime. The car accident lawyers at Downtown L.A. Law Group will work with doctors and other medical specialist to determine the full range of your damages and ensure that you get paid for all future medical treatments.
Lost Wages: Time lost and injuries do not stop with medical care. Often times, car accidents effect your performance and even ability to go to work.
Loss of Earning Capacity: Any serious injury or accident can severely affect your ability to work in the future. We will negotiate with insurance companies to obtain all lost future earnings.
Mental Anguish: Victims of car crashes do not only suffer from physical harm. Damages often become mental, and could include fright, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief or feelings of distress.
Loss of Consortium: This is when an individual loses a spouse or can not have normal marital relations.
Property Damage: Property damage is simply the damage to your automobile or any other possessions lost as a result of the accident.
No one Los Angeles car crash is the same. Some factors that can contribute to car accidents are:
Driving While Distracted: This is the leading cause of accidents in Los Angeles, and accounts for roughly 80 percent of all car automotive accidents nationwide. Common variables include talking and texting on the cell phone, putting on makeup, eating, talking to other passengers, or engaging in other activities
Driver Error: Driver error is considered negligence on the part of the driver, and therefore grounds for liability.
Traffic Law Violations: Car accidents in Los Angeles often result from traffic violations such as following improperly, illegal or dangerous lane changing, not following traffic signs or signals, failure to yield right of way, failure to observe warnings, signal or obey traffic signals, and driving in excess of speed limits.
Defective Products: Many times, a car accident in Los Angeles is not the result of faulty driving, but rather the product of a variable completely outside the drivers control. Product Defect in Automobile Accidents may be a result of faulty tires, airbags, seat belts, construction or anything else structurally wrong with the car.
Head and Brain Injuries: Head injuries can be minimal, such as a concussion, or can be extremely severe, such as traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Unlike some other types of injuries, brain injuries are not always immediately noticeable.
Neck injuries and Whiplash: The sudden impact of a car crash will cause an individual’s head to suddenly jolt out of place. This may cause mild to severe forms of whiplash, as well as cervical encephalopathy or bulging disc injuries.
Back and Spinal Cord Injury: Spinal cord injuries usually occur during catastrophic auto accident injury and may lead to permanent damage or even paralysis. Less severe types of back injury include sprain, bulging disc, strain, fracture, thoracic spine injury, lumbar encephalopathy or a lumbar spine.
Broken Bones, fractures and joint damage: The force of a vehicle colliding with a person’s body is the main culprit here.
Face injuries: A person’s face is exposed during a car accident, which may lead to severe scarring or fractures. Damage can result from impact from broken glass, steering wheel, airbag, dashboard or flying objects.
If you have been involved in a car accident, make sure you take care of your safety, and the safety of those around you first. At Downtown L.A. Law, we will never put the client’s claim in front of their health. With that said, it is important that you follow these steps immediately following an accident:
1. Make sure everyone around you is safe. We simply cannot stress this enough
2. Do not talk to the other party regarding fault or liability.
3. Contact the local police department and report the accident.
4. Photograph and document the accident. Take as many pictures as necessary. Take pictures of all other vehicles involved in the accident as well Document as much of the accident as possible before you forget, including:
5. Exchange information with the other parties involved. It is important that you document all their information, such as insurance info, policy number, drivers license, name, phone number and address. Additionally, take a written description of other cars involved, such as make, model, license plate number, and even the vehicle identification number if possible.
6. Collect all witness information. In situations where fault is at issue, witnesses can be your best source for proving that the other party was at fault for the accident.
7. Never speak to the insurance companies. Insurance companies are skilled at getting you to make statement that will hurt your case. Allow us to do the work for you. You should simply focusing on getting better, and going on with your life.
Statute of Limitations for Filing a Car Accident Lawsuits: In the state of California auto accident personal injury lawsuits must be filed within 2 years from the date of the accident. Injury claims against government entities must be filed with the agency in question within 6 months from the date of the accident. Failure to file within the statutorily allotted times period will likely eliminate a victims right to recovery under the law.
Knowing the law, and following the rules is paramount in recovering the maximum amount in your car accident claim in Los Angeles. Rest assured that the car accident law firm at Downtown LA Law follows every law vigorously to ensure that you will not be in danger of losing your rights.
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Our personal injury attorneys will vigorously fight your claim. Our Attorneys understand the pressure and sensitivity involved after you have been involved in a car accident. Allow our team of lawyers to develop the best strategy for your case. Call (855)385-2529 schedule a free case evaluation and speak directly to an attorney about your case.
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