Have you been hurt in an accident in Long Beach? A personal injury claim may be pending for you, and our Long Beach injury law firm will ensure you receive the maximum settlement possible. Call us at (888) 488-1391 today and speak directly with a personal injury attorney. Initial telephone and in-person consultation is free!
Our Long Beach personal injury law firm is considered to be one of the best law firms that is laser-focused on automobile accidents and all forms of personal injuries. With a 98% success rate and over $500 Million recovered for all our clients in California, we are the best at helping people who have been injured in accidents. If we can’t win any money for you, you won’t owe us a penny.
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
Speeding refers to driving faster than what is permitted by law in specific areas. Overspeeding increases the probability of being involved in a vehicle accident and also increases the risk of being seriously injured or killed. Based on the research conducted by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) in 2020, out of 2874 injuries and fatalities, over 308 of those injured or killed were caused by speeding. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also reported that over 39.9% of traffic fatalities were caused by overspeeding in the same year.
Distracted driving is engaging in any activity that takes your attention away from the road, including using a phone, eating, drinking, conversing with passengers, fiddling with your mirrors while on the go, adjusting the volume on your radio, and so on. As a result of being distracted, a driver puts everyone else on the road at risk.
In most cases, reckless driving can be defined as driving carelessly, improperly, or without due care. Whatever it can be called, it significantly raises the chances of severe and fatal crashes. Reckless drivers often ignore and disobey traffic signals, rules, and regulations and disregard the well-being of others on the road.
In the same report released by the OTS in 2020, over 333 injuries and deaths were due to driving under the influence in Long Beach. The NHTSA reported that California had 1,370 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in 2021, accounting for 32% of the 4,285 traffic-related deaths (about equivalent to the 31% national rate). This represents a 16% increase over the 1,180 recorded fatalities in 2020. In the entire United States, there were 13,384 drunk driving-related traffic deaths as of 2021, an increase of 14% from the previous year. This means that at least one person dies every 39 minutes, and approximately 37 Americans are killed on a daily basis due to DUIs.
You and your family deserve the maximum financial compensation available after suffering injuries and other losses from a DUI crash in Long Beach. It is generally understood that personal injury compensation is meant to compensate victims. However, punitive damages may also be available in some drunk driving cases.
Working with our Long Beach DUI lawyer will ensure all necessary measures are met, and our injury law firm will represent you to the fullest extent possible, regardless of whether matters must be brought to court or not. Our Long Beach attorneys have also handled plenty of cases involving reckless driving and distracted driving accidents, and we are more than willing to represent victims who irresponsible motorists harmed.
To fulfill this obligation, the defendant owes you (the victim) a duty of care. To prevent others from suffering, the defendant has an ethical duty to behave responsibly and reasonably.
A failure to maintain the duty of care leading to the accident is an indication that the other party has breached their duty.
The defendant must be proven to have caused the accident directly and that their breach of duty actually caused your pain and suffering.
Lastly, you can prove this aspect by presenting the negative effects of the accident that brought you harm and losses.
Economic compensation refers to tangible, quantifiable damages or losses. These are primarily out-of-pocket accident-related expenses and can often include loss of income, medical expenses for recovery, and others.
Non-economic compensation is the term used to describe non-monetary damages or losses that are usually intangible, such as mental anguish, trauma, emotional distress, pain and suffering, inconvenience, decreased quality of living, loss of relationship or consortium, shame, and reputational harm.
On the other hand, punitive damages or exemplary damages are meant for the defendant. These are rarely granted and are often only handed down when acts that exhibit extreme recklessness or deliberate misconduct are proven. Punitive damages are punishments meant to deter anyone from engaging in similar behavior in the future.
In all likelihood, the defendants will try to claim partial liability for the accident on your side. If partial negligence is found on your part, you will still be compensated under California’s pure comparative negligence law. However, keep in mind that you will lose a portion of your award depending on how much you were found at fault in the accident.
All of our cases are taken solely on a contingency fee basis, which means we don’t get paid if you don’t get paid! It’s as simple as that. Our prestigious Long Beach injury law firm specializes in car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, Uber accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, hit & run accidents, dog bite accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, and any other type of personal injury case. If it caused you pain, suffering, or loss of wages – you deserve compensation!
If you or someone you know got injured in a vehicular or workplace-related accident, contact Arash Khorsandi’s trusted Long Beach personal injury lawyers at Arash Law through (888) 488-1391 or complete our “Do I Have a Case?” online form to book your free car accident consultation. With Arash Law, justice is within your reach. One call, and that’s all!
We can also assist in settlement negotiations with major insurance companies in the following areas across California, including Alameda, Bakersfield, Berkeley, Contra Costa, Fresno, Irvine, Kern County, Los Angeles, Marin County, Merced, Modesto, Monterey, Newport Beach, Oakland, Orange County, Pasadena, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sherman Oaks, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Stockton, Tulare, Ventura, and West Hollywood.