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For more than 40 years, residents and businesses have chosen the City of Irvine, CA because of its dedication to maintaining the reputation as one of the safest, master-planned, business-friendly communities in the country. Yes, it’s true that Irvine is a beautiful city with much to offer, but it also sees more than its fair share of dangerous car accidents. In fact, Irvine is on the move, and we have the traffic to prove it.

Four short decades ago, Irvine was still a fledgling city. It was incorporated on December 28 of 1971 and has since become an economic powerhouse and an attractive place to live and work. As of 2019, Irvine had a population of more than 280,000, and the community boasts dozens of parks, trails, and other amenities that make Irvine a great place to live.

With increased traffic, comes an increase in car accidents. While car accidents can range from relatively mild to deadly, every car accident should be taken seriously. If you or your loved one has been injured in a car accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, you need an experienced Irvine car accident attorney on your side.  We’re available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, so call us today at (888) 488-1391 for a free confidential consultation with a reputable car accident lawyer in Irvine.

Today the city provides more than 200,000 jobs to the community, and more than 21,000 business operate within the city. The Irvine City Council provides the public school system with in excess of $9.1 million in support every year and continues to take steps to make Irvine an attractive home for individuals, families, and businesses.

Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents can happen even in a place as great as Irvine, so it’s critical for victims to know what steps to take to protect their rights. Read on to learn more.

No-Fees Unless We-Win, Guaranteed!

Our Irvine injury lawyers are able to charge their fees based on a contingency of your lawsuit settling or reaching a verdict, and essentially we don’t get paid if you don’t get paid! We need to do all of the legal maneuvering necessary to convince the insurance company to pay. Hiring a lawyer with “deep pockets” is imperative. What this means is that your car accident case may require litigation that could run costs well over $100,000.00.

Car Accident

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Our client was driving with his wife and son on a two-lane highway when a drunk driver crossed the double yellow lines, causing a head-on collision that claimed the life of a loving wife and mother.
–  ARASH KHORSANDI

Irvine Accident Statistics You Need To Know

While Irvine is regularly ranked as one of the safest cities with more than 100,000 residents, serious, injury-causing crashes still occur on a regular basis. Our Irvine car accident lawyers are ready to spring into action when an accident occurs to protect the rights of the injured.

In a city with a population of more than 280,000, serious accidents are bound to happen. The California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) indicates that:

  • 7 car accidents resulted in 7 fatalities
  • Motorcycle accidents injured 39 people
  • Car accidents injured 19 pedestrians
  • 43 bicyclists were injured in motor vehicle collisions
  • Impaired drivers caused 65 injuries and 2 fatalities
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My husband had an accident 2 years ago, a 85 years old man hit him, the Arash law group works very well on my husband case that took 9 month and he won the case and my husband was happy with the results. A year later I got into an accident as well and I’m still waiting in my case is almost resolving and it’s 9 months already. This people knows the law and they do their job right to help you out in getting the most for you to fight on your behalf. I strongly recommend the Arash Law firm they do things right in a efficient and professional manner.
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Had a great experience with all the people at Arash law. Long story short was in a bad car accident. It was overwhelming and the whole process was a lot, but they kept me in the loop. They answered all my questions and gave me great advice. Couldn't be any happier. Would definitely recommend anyone looking for a personal injury lawyer. They'll guide you through the whole process!
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Having Arash Law handle my auto accident was the best decision I could have made. Everyone I interacted with was kind, professional and detail oriented. I am extremely happy with the outcome and would recommend them highly.
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From start to finish, Arash Law firm is there every step of the way with close, constant, personal contact and attention. I never knew a Law firm could actually care so much for me as a person and what I was personally going through as well as the settlement I was going to recieve once my case was finally completed. Thank you to everyone at Arash Law for your ongoing support and communication. You are the ONLY firm I will ever recommend to someone who is need of a great attorny.
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I had an excellent experience with Arash Law. I will definitely recommend to my family and friends. I interviewed a few firms before deciding to work with Arash Law. What made my experience excellent was (i.e. head attorney being accessible to talk to and he answered all my questions and concerns, sensitive and thorough personel who completed in home intake & follow up process, being connected immediately to quality Physicians who addressed my injuries and recovery process, clear contract-read throughly to ensure its something you can commit to). Being in a car accident is a traumatic experience and I had a sense of peace knowing Arash Firm was walking with me throughout the whole process. Thank you Arash Firm for all your hard work and help. I am so grateful and appreciative for you all! 🙏 With Gratitude, Monica Parra
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Damages and Losses Caused by Car Accidents in Irvine

The damages you incur in a car accident are unique to your specific situation, but there are certain kinds of expenses that are likely to come into play:

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Lost Wages

Even minor injuries associated with car accidents can lead to lost hours and lost wages on the jobs. When the accident is more serious, the losses are likely to be far more extensive. A severe injury can lead to a severely diminished earning capacity into the future and even to an altered career trajectory.

Calculating the extent of your lost income can be a complicated process, but coming up with an accurate reflection of your losses is critical to fully recovering on the damages you’ve suffered.

2
Pain & Suffering

A serious car accident can lead to tremendous pain and suffering that can be difficult to overcome.

In addition to enduring real pain and suffering, such damages can include the loss of enjoyment, the loss of consortium, and the endurance of disfigurement and/or disability.

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Medical Expenses

If you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence within the city of Irvine, there are specific kinds of medical expenses that you are likely to experience. These include emergency treatment and transportation; surgery and aftercare; appointments with doctors, specialists, and therapists; prescription medications; physical and occupational therapy; adaptive medical devices; home health care; and psychological care. The fact is that the medical expenses associated with a severe accident can be extensive. until you know the full extent of your injuries, they can be tough to calculate.

The fact is that recovering for all of your losses is essential to your ability to reach your fullest recovery. Never underestimate the extent of damages you suffer in an Irvine car accident.

Call our Irvine law firm at (888) 488-1391, we’ll tell you if you have a case right-away!

Knowing What to Do after a Car Accident That Occurred in or around the City of Irvine, CA

If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured in a car accident, you may be at a loss regarding how to proceed. There are, however, some basic steps that can help keep you moving forward through this challenging situation:

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If necessary for safety purposes, move your vehicle out of harm's way and as far away from traffic as possible. You don't want to cause further injuries by failing to move out of the flow of traffic.

2

Call 911 and report the accident. The 911 operator will ask you about any injuries you may have sustained and about whether anyone else is injured. Ascertaining whether anyone else is seriously injured is a crucial component of this step.

3

If someone else is seriously injured, Do Not Move The Victim until emergency medical professionals arrive.

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Do not apologize to the other driver to be friendly or comforting. Although the stress associated with a car accident might make you feel like talking about what happened, it is in your best interest to exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver.

5

You are not obligated to give a formal statement to anyone – unless an Irvine PD Traffic Enforcement Unit Officer at the scene asks you direct questions. In such an instance, give short, concise, and honest answers.

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Accept the medical care that you are offered at the scene, and if an emergency medical professional suggests you go to the ER, take that medical professional's advice. Seeking immediate medical care is not only better for your health but is also better for your case. Even if you don't think you were seriously injured in the accident, it's essential to recognize that some injuries hide without symptoms until they become more severe and more difficult to treat. Seek medical attention as soon after a car accident as you possibly can.

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Jot down the specifics related to your accident – including as many details as possible – as soon as you have the opportunity. Writing these facts down will preserve your memories before they become jumbled by time and by the onslaught of feelings that often follow a car accident. This document may prove very important as you move forward with your case.

8

Obtain testimonies and contact information from eyewitnesses at the scene.

Don't Forget To Obtain a Police Report from the Irvine PD

When law enforcement officers respond to the scene of an accident, they conduct an investigation to determine who was at fault. As a victim, it can be very helpful to have a neutral witness to the accident tell the police what happened. For this reason, if you are able to, you should talk to anyone that may have seen the accident. If you find someone who did, you should let the police know.

In addition, when you are talking to the police, be sure to be as detailed and thorough as you can. If the other driver is uninsured, does not have a valid license or leaves the scene of the accident, it’s a good idea to get a police report. If the other driver drives away without exchanging information, he or she is committing a crime. If this happens in your case, try and get the license plate number of the vehicle, the vehicle’s make and model, and a description of the driver.

In cases where there is extremely minor damage and no injuries, you may want to proceed without involving your insurance company. It’s important to note, however, that the damage threshold for reporting an accident to the Department of Motor Vehicles is very low. If there is damage of $ 750, you must submit an SR-1 form with the Department within 10 days of the accident.

There is a legal requirement that you exchange information after any collision. The information you must exchange includes:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Driver’s license number and state of issue
  • Insurance policy number and company
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • The current address of the registered owner of the vehicle

Car Accidents and the Insurance Company - Obtaining The Right Settlement

If you’ve ever been involved in a car accident of any sort, you understand that you’re going to be dealing with an insurance company. The car insurance company is likely going to cover the damages you incur. It’s only logical, therefore, to want to work directly with the insurance company and to accept any initial settlement offer.

After all, you’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, and you need money to cover your expenses and to aid you on your path toward recovery. It’s important to recognize, however, that the insurance company is in the business of turning massive profits.

Remember, the Insurance Company is NOT on Your Side

After a car accident in Irvine, it’s likely that insurance adjusters will start calling. They will likely try to pressure you into accepting their first settlement offer and tell you-you don’t need to waste time retaining a lawyer. They may also try and pressure you into providing a recorded statement where they will ask you questions that are intended to get you to say something that will justify an even lower settlement or denying your claim completely.

Here are some tips on how to deal with insurance adjusters after an accident:

  • Let the adjuster know that you want to speak to a personal injury lawyer in Irvine before you take any steps to resolve your case or communicate with the insurance company further.
  • Remember that the insurance adjuster is not on your side and is actively trying to reduce the amount of compensation you receive.
  • The adjuster may try and act like he or she is on your side as a tactic to get you to tell him or her information that can be used to justify a lower settlement or denying your claim.
  • The adjuster may claim that you need to provide a recorded statement to help them “process” your claim or that you are required to do so. Neither of these things is true. Consult with your Irvine car accident lawyer before any communications with the insurance company.
  • Do not authorize the insurance company to go through your medical records without first talking to your Irvine car accident attorney. Any medical authorization should be limited in scope. If it isn’t, the insurance company may dig up injuries or other issues from years ago to try and justify a lower settlement or denial.
  • Research indicates that accident victims who retain a lawyer obtain more compensation than those who try and handle their claims themselves. Consequently, it’s highly advisable for you to retain one of the Irvine car accident attorneys at our award-winning law firm as soon as you can.

Don't Be Taken Advantage Of By The Insurance Companies

Insurance companies are able to make such profits by minimizing their payouts in whatever ways they can. In other words, that initial settlement offer that the insurance company makes is unlikely to fully cover the damages you’ve sustained. Never accept an insurance company’s settlement offer after a severe car accident before carefully going over the matter with an experienced Irvine, California, car accident lawyer.

Commercial Vehicle

$2,000,969.00

Gil v. Anderson Plumbing: verdict by a Los Angeles County Superior Court jury in Van Nuys awarded to a man who was injured when his vehicle was struck from behind by a large commercial plumbing van. Benny was part of the trial team that obtained this verdict.
–  BENNY KHORSANDI

Common Distractions that Cause Car Accidents for Irvine Residents

Did you know that over the past six years, 10% of all deadly car crashes involved a driver who was distracted?  And sadly, Since 2007, drivers age 16-24 have been distracted by devices at higher rates than other drivers.  The majority of distracted driving accidents are related to texting and driving – which can easily be prevented if you were to just pull-over & park your car before responding to a text, or if resisting the temptation is too hard; simply resolve to keeping your phone in your car’s trunk.  Here are some frightening factors for Irvine car accident causes:

  • Distracted drivers are always dangerous drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that distracted driving refers to driving while one’s attention is attracted by anything other than the primary task of driving safely. There are a variety of potential distractions that can tempt a driver’s attention away from his or her driving:
  • Interacting with one’s smartphone is likely the most dangerous distraction of all. In the average of 5 seconds that it takes to send or read a text, you take your eyes off the road – when traveling at highway speeds – for the length of an entire football field. That is a long way to drive blind.
  • Eating while you drive is a dangerous distraction. If you’re on a road trip, take the time to pull off the road, grab a burger and coke, and stretch a bit before getting back behind the wheel. Taking such driving breaks will allow you the time you need to rejuvenate before returning to your enormous responsibility of driving safely.
  • Fiddling with your in-car navigational system, your heating or cooling system, or your entertainment system is a distraction. Before you head out in your car, take the time you need to get things set where you want them – this will allow you to focus your attention on driving safely once you’re on the road.
  • Even conversing with passengers can be a form of distraction. Keep this in mind when you’re behind the wheel, and never push your boundaries when it comes to remaining focused on driving safely.
  • Finally, an unrestrained pet in your car is a dangerous distraction. Even if your pet is generally calm on car rides, it’s essential to recognize that pets are unpredictable – especially in emergencies. Make it your habit never to allow an unrestrained pet to ride shotgun.

Think you know the facts about distracted driving? Here are 3 little-known facts:
  1. Which generation is most likely to text while driving?  Millennials
  2. Which age group has the largest % of distracted drivers in fatal crashes?  15 to 19
  3. In 2015, how often were fatalities caused by distracted driving?  (1) of every (10) crashes

Common Injuries Obtained in an Irvine Car Accident

A car accident can cause nearly any kind of injury, but there are several types of injuries that are most common to such accidents:

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Broken Bones

A broken bone is an excruciating injury that is slow to heal. Further, broken bones that don't heal correctly can lead to chronic health issues and even permanent disabilities.

The Primary Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are injuries to the brain that are typically caused by blunt force to the head or by the violent shaking of the head (both of which are common to car accidents). Because they affect the brain, TBIs are exceedingly unpredictable and can lead to extreme emotional complications. Some sufferers go so far as to describe a diminished sense of self, which is an immense hardship.

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Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries include any injury to any part of the spinal cord, and they can be very painful and slow to heal. Further, a severe spinal cord injury can lead to partial or complete paralysis below the site of the injury.

Gabriel M.
$7,750,000
Car Accident Settlement
This was a sad and tragic case in which our client was paralyzed after being struck by a distracted driver. The maximum policy settlement was 5.25 million and we were able to settle for the full amount. In addition, we were able to add additional workers' compensation benefits from our client's employer, as he was working at the time of the incident. The parties agreed to settle our client's workers' compensation claim for $2.5 million.
Car Accident Settlement
This was a sad and tragic case in which our client was paralyzed after being struck by a distracted driver. The maximum policy settlement was 5.25 million and we were able to settle for the full amount. In addition, we were able to add additional workers' compensation benefits from our client's employer, as he was working at the time of the incident. The parties agreed to settle our client's workers' compensation claim for $2.5 million.

Damages and Losses Caused by Car Accidents in Irvine

The damages you incur in a car accident are unique to your specific situation, but there are certain kinds of expenses that are likely to come into play:

  • Medical Expenses – If you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence within the city of Irvine, there are specific kinds of medical expenses that you are likely to experience. These include emergency treatment and transportation; surgery and aftercare; appointments with doctors, specialists, and therapists; prescription medications; physical and occupational therapy; adaptive medical devices; home health care; and psychological care. The fact is that the medical expenses associated with a severe accident can be extensive. Further, until you know the full extent of your injuries, they can be tough to calculate.
  • Lost Wages – Even minor injuries associated with car accidents can lead to lost hours and lost wages on the jobs. When the accident is more serious, the losses are likely to be far more extensive. A severe injury can lead to a severely diminished earning capacity into the future and even to an altered career trajectory. Calculating the extent of your lost income can be a complicated process, but coming up with an accurate reflection of your losses is critical to fully recovering on the damages you’ve suffered.
  • Pain and Suffering – A serious car accident can lead to tremendous pain and suffering that can be difficult to overcome. In addition to enduring real pain and suffering, such damages can include the loss of enjoyment, the loss of consortium, and the endurance of disfigurement and/or disability.

The fact is that recovering for all of your losses is essential to your ability to reach your fullest recovery. Never underestimate the extent of damages you suffer in an Irvine car accident.

Do I need a Lawyer?  When to Hire an Irvine Car Accident Firm

If you were in a car accident that left you with minor injuries, you might be inclined to think that you don’t need the services of a car accident attorney. After all, your injuries are small, and you’re working closely with the insurance company to obtain the compensation to which you are entitled. The fact is, however, that – unless you have extensive experience in dealing with such claims – you’re unlikely to see the big picture accurately.

Again, the insurance company is primarily concerned with its bottom line. Further, injuries sustained in car accidents have a way of advancing with time. What seems like a relatively minor injury today can morph into a chronic condition tomorrow. Never settle with an insurance company before you have a complete picture of the damages you have sustained. A dedicated Irvine car accident lawyer has the experience, knowledge, and commitment to skillfully assess your damages and to aggressively advocate for the compensation to which you are entitled.

If Another Driver Leaves You Injured, Consult with an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer from Irvine, CA ASAP

Irvine is not only a beautiful place to call home but is also a California city that sees its share of dangerous car accidents. A vehicle can be a potentially deadly weapon in the hands of an inexperienced, inattentive, impaired or impatient driver. If you’ve been injured in a car accident that was caused by another motorist’s negligence, the dedicated legal team at Arash Law led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq. in Irvine, California, has the experience, knowledge, and skill to help. We’re available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, so please give us a call today at (888) 488-1391 for a free confidential consultation with a reputable car accident attorney in Irvine.

Resources for Irvine Residents Who Are Involved in a Car Accident

The damages you incur in a car accident are unique to your specific situation, but there are certain kinds of expenses that are likely to come into play:

Traffic Accident Police Reports

A police report documents facts, physical evidence, and any injuries. Based on these factors, law enforcement personnel and your Irvine car accident lawyer are often able to determine who is at fault for causing the collision.

You can request a copy of a report by completing this online report request form, or in person at 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA 92606 on Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 8 pm. and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm. For more information call the Irvine Police Dept. at (949) 724-7000 or visit the Traffic Unit’s homepage for more Information.

Orange County Superior Court Locations

North Justice Center

1275 North Berkeley Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832

Harbor Justice Center

4601 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660

West Justice Center

8141 13th Street, Westminster, CA 92683

Central Justice Center

700 Civic Center Drive West, Irvine, CA 92701

Superior Court Service Center

27573 Puerta Real, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Lamoreaux Justice Center

341 The City Drive South, Orange, CA 92868