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Our Award-Winning Los Angeles Rain Accident Attorneys Are Dedicated To Making You Stronger

In Los Angeles, where the weather is mostly warm and sunny, rainy days tend to increase the risk of accidents. If you or your loved one were injured in such incidents, you may be entitled to fair compensation. Call the Los Angeles rain accident attorneys from Arash Law at (888) 488-1391 today for a free initial consultation.

Every year, rain becomes a leading factor in thousands of accidents in private and public places. It affects our errands, work, and driving safety. You or your loved ones can sustain minor to severe injuries during a rain accident. If you believe negligence is at play, you may be able to seek a settlement to recover all of your losses.

Our Los Angeles rain accident attorneys, led by the esteemed Arash Khorsandi, Esq., have extensive knowledge and exceptional skills to win your claim. In fact, our law firm successfully obtained $500 Million worth of compensation for our thousands of injured clients. Our team of top-notch lawyers comprehensively analyzes every case we handle. That way, we can determine your claim’s value and fight for the rightful settlement you deserve.

Car Accident
$4,100,000.00
A farm worker, suffered multiple broken bones and other orthopedic injuries resulting from an auto accident where the defendant driver attempted to make a left turn in front of our client in heavy fog.
–  ARASH KHORSANDI

Why Trust Our Los Angeles Rain Accidents Attorneys For Your Claims?

Over the years, Arash Law has won thousands of claims for our clients who trusted our skills and in-depth knowledge in the field. You can trust our personal injury attorneys to successfully resolve your rain-related accident case and get your rightful compensation.

We will handle insurance agent interactions for you. That means you should only speak with insurers after seeking legal advice from our relentless Los Angeles lawyers specializing in rain-related accidents first. Insurance companies will attempt to blame you for the accident or lower the claim value if you communicate with them without legal representation.

Ultimately, our goal is to get you a settlement that will fairly cover all your losses. We can represent you at the bargaining table, so they won’t be able to lowball you. If insurance adjusters deny your claim, our California litigation attorneys won’t hesitate to take it to court. Our expert rain accident lawyers in Los Angeles have the skills and experience needed to represent you in front of a judge or jury.

How Can Our Los Angeles Rain Accident Attorneys Prove Your Legal Case?

Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys will obtain all necessary evidence to strengthen your claim. We will use our skills and knowledge to prove your case at the negotiation table. If necessary, we will also fight for your rights in court.

We are here to work on the legal process so you can focus on your recovery. Remember, your health should be your top priority.

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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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How Can Bad Weather Create Accidents?

Bad weather can reduce visibility and make roads and typically dry surfaces slippery. There are other reasons why inclement weather leads to accidents. The following are several factors in how rain can create an accident:
  1. Reduced Visibility. The rain affects the visibility of drivers and cyclists. The inclement weather will also prevent pedestrians from seeing approaching vehicles and their pathways clearly, especially at night. Additionally, rain can impair the workers’ vision. It can result in equipment mishandling that may cause an accident.
  2. Slippery Road. Heavy rain can make roads and sidewalks wet and slippery, making it challenging for drivers and cyclists to maneuver and stop on time. Rain may also flood pathways and some workplaces, which can cause accidents for pedestrians and workers.
  3. Wind Gusts. Strong winds pose safety hazards and can cause instability. Workers may struggle to maintain control over equipment, while drivers may experience difficulty stabilizing their vehicles. Rain also affects the stability and balance of cyclists and pedestrians when wind gusts are strong. Additionally, it can also be dangerous to ride a boat when it is raining. The big waves caused by strong winds make it difficult for a sailor to maneuver.
  4. Flooding. Floods may hinder access to work sites, roads, and sidewalks, making transportation difficult. They may also pose serious health threats due to the different wastes found in the water.

Our Los Angeles lawyers, who work with rain accidents, know how to handle your lawsuit. We offer free initial consultations 24/7.

How Can Bad Weather Create Accidents
Who Is At Fault In A Rain Accident
Who Is At Fault In A Rain Accident?

California follows the comparative negligence rule, which means the one who caused the accident is liable for the accident. In pure comparative negligence, you can still recover damages in a rain accident even if you are partially at fault. Negligence occurs when someone fails to act with a reasonable standard of care.

The following parties may be responsible for your accident:
Negligent Driver
During rainy weather, a driver needs to slow down due to reduced visibility and slippery roads. Make sure to avoid rapid lane changes, tailgating or passing other vehicles, and any other action that could cause an accident.
Vehicle Parts Manufacturer

Vehicle parts manufacturers are liable for injuries caused by defects or malfunctions in the vehicle. Manufacturers can be held responsible for your injuries if a safety mechanism meant to reduce the risk of accidents during rainy weather fails or malfunctions.

Employer

An employer can be responsible if a victim is injured while working. This can be brought about by the company’s failure to adhere to safety standards during bad weather. A company’s insurance policy may cover work-related injuries caused by accidents on the working site.

When assessing liability for a rainy-weather accident, there are several factors to consider. The process of determining who is responsible for your accident can be complicated because multiple parties may be liable. You must hire our Los Angeles lawyers, who win rain-related accident lawsuits, to analyze your case.

Rainy Day Car Accidents In Los Angeles, CA

Driving a car is the easiest way to travel to your destination. Sometimes, though, the rain will catch us by surprise. Driving safely during heavy rain should be observed to avoid accidents on the road. Rain can cause the driver to drive uncontrollably because roads are slippery, and it reduces the driver’s road visibility. Tragically, getting into a car accident can be fatal and life-altering.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, weather is cited as a contributing factor to 21% of all motor vehicle accidents each year. Vehicle drivers are responsible for operating their automobiles in the safest way possible at all times, especially when the weather is inclement.

Slip-and-fall Accidents In Los Angeles Caused By Rainy Weather

When it’s raining, it’s challenging for pedestrians to walk on paths because roads are slippery. Plus, they don’t see clearly what’s on their way because of reduced visibility. The injuries caused by these accidents can range from minor bruises to head injuries. Wearing safety gear or waiting until the rain stops is important to prevent this accident.

Slips and falls incidents are among the most common accidents in California. Every year, 800,000 Californians are hospitalized after slipping, tripping, or falling. The majority of these hospitalizations are due to hip fractures or head injuries. Our Los Angeles lawyers, who work on rain accident cases, can seek the best settlement amount possible for your losses.

Pedestrian Accidents During Inclement Weather

Pedestrian accidents can happen at intersections, crosswalks, sidewalks, or in the middle of the street while a pedestrian is crossing. The reduced visibility and wet roads can make it hard for the driver to stop on time and see if anyone’s crossing the road. This accident can result in serious injuries. The worst thing that can happen is a wrongful death due to the pedestrian’s vulnerability to being unprotected in a vehicle collision.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), passenger and driver deaths are increasing. These fatalities for pedestrians continue to rise, even though the number of pedestrians has not changed significantly over the years.

Rain-Related Bicycle Accident Cases In Los Angeles

Heavy rain makes it difficult for drivers to see cyclists. Wet roads can affect a car tire’s friction and a driver’s vision of the road, which may cause them to hit a biker. This accident can lead to fatal injuries because of the size difference and the strong impact on the cyclist. On a related note, bikers can also strike pedestrians crossing by.

According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, in 2021, there were 125 additional bicyclist fatalities reported. Wearing protective gear and observing safety on the road is crucial to keeping you safe. If you get injured by someone else’s negligence, seek legal counsel from our rain accident lawyers in Los Angeles.

Work-Related Rain Accidents In Los Angeles

Workers are also prone to accidents, especially when it’s raining. Because of their decreased visibility, strong wind gusts could cause them to fall from great heights or get hit by debris. They may also experience equipment malfunctions when water gets into the tool. Wet and slippery conditions may put outdoor laborers, such as construction workers, traffic enforcers, and utility workers, at risk.

Our work injury lawyers in Los Angeles are committed to securing fair compensation if you sustain injuries. The settlement amount you will receive will cover your lost income, pay your medical bills, and compensate for the pain and stress you are suffering from.

Premises Liability During Heavy Rain In Los Angeles, CA

The property owner is responsible for protecting others from hazards caused by heavy rain. Pedestrians walking on the owner’s property may experience slip-and-fall or other accidents. Landlords should prevent this from happening. They should put enough safety precautions in place for individuals by putting warning signs up and increasing lighting. If the landlord fails to maintain safety on their property, they can be held liable for someone else’s accident.

In California, to prove premises liability or any personal injury case, your rain accident attorneys in Los Angeles should establish three facts:

Your attorney can prove you sustained injuries due to the property owner’s negligence by using their skills in gathering evidence. They will negotiate to attain the best settlement possible while protecting your rights in the process.
Boat Accidents Caused By Rainy Weather

Residents of Los Angeles enjoy recreational activities such as sailing on the water. However, fun and exciting activities can quickly turn into tragic events. When you sail in the water and heavy rain catches you, you are at risk of an accident. The sailor’s visibility is affected, and big waves can make maneuvering the boat difficult, which may cause the boat to roll over.

Our Los Angeles lawyers specializing in rain-related accidents can help boat accident victims seek justice and compensation for all their losses.

Franchot M.
$610,000
Personal Injury Settlement
Our client was the victim of a rear-end accident who was left injured and severely in pain. Arash Law was able to outshine other injury law firms when he searched online, and thankfully we were able to handle everything for our client from A to Z — All that he had to do was ask and focus on his recovery. Our client’s life has changed forever, and the compensation received for the pain and suffering has opened paths for new lifelong opportunities.
Personal Injury Settlement
Our client was the victim of a rear-end accident who was left injured and severely in pain. Arash Law was able to outshine other injury law firms when he searched online, and thankfully we were able to handle everything for our client from A to Z — All that he had to do was ask and focus on his recovery. Our client’s life has changed forever, and the compensation received for the pain and suffering has opened paths for new lifelong opportunities.

Common Injuries After A Rain Accident In Los Angeles

Emotional and psychological traumas, broken bones, and spinal damage are some examples of common injuries you can sustain in a rain accident. You must seek medical treatment immediately, even if you feel fine, because some injuries are not visible, such as internal bleeding.

The following are the common injuries our Los Angeles attorneys see after a rain accident and help victims recover compensation for:
Extreme Distress & Trauma

Trauma is a victim’s emotional response to the distressing and disturbing nature of an accident. Accident victims often feel helplessness, pain, confusion, loss of self-esteem, and depression. Getting professional help by seeing a therapist helps manage such feelings. But going to a mental health professional can be expensive. You can seek compensation from liable parties to pay for such expenses.

Fractured Bones

Sudden and forceful impacts cause broken bones. Fractured bones may require long-term treatment and therapy sessions, especially in severe cases.

Tibia fractures are also widely reported in such incidents. A long-leg cast is worn for four to eight weeks to help the bone heal. Meanwhile, a short-leg weight-bearing cast may also be needed for some patients. Due to this injury, the victim may suffer a loss of future income because they are unable to work while recovering.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Accidents involving rain, such as car collisions or slip-and-falls, frequently result in soft tissue injuries, such as strains, sprains, or bruises. They happen due to blunt force and impact. While most soft tissue injuries are moderate, some cases may require surgery. Torn ligaments and tendons are some examples. After surgery, intensive therapy may be required to restore mobility.

Spinal Injuries

Spinal injuries sustained in a rain accident have life-altering effects. An injury to the cervical spine, lumbar spine, or thoracic spine can damage the spinal cord, resulting in paralysis. The spinal cord plays a vital role in our bodies and daily lives. If the organ is greatly affected, the quality of life can be significantly impacted.

If you get into an accident in Los Angeles, our rain accident attorneys can assist you in finding the best doctors in the area.

Head & Brain Injuries

A sudden, forceful impact on the head can cause trauma ranging from mild concussions to more severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). A vehicle crash or a trip and fall on a wet surface increases the risk of sustaining these injuries. Some symptoms that may get better over time include dizziness and headaches. Still, it’s critical to seek medical intervention right away. The more severe psychological symptoms can show later on, including memory loss, mood changes, and impaired cognitive functions.

Every injury negatively affects the way we live. You should get rightful compensation for all your losses because these injuries not only come with pain and suffering but also with mounting medical bills. Let our Los Angeles rain accident lawyers help you.

Common Injuries After A Rain Accident In Los Angeles
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
$22,000,000.00
December 2016: $22M+ verdict in a mild traumatic brain injury case. The entire details of the case can be found in the public record filings by the defendant entity that sued its defense.
–  BRIAN BEECHER
Rain-Related Mechanical Problems In Vehicles

Electrical system damage, engine misfires, and compromised brakes from water buildup are some of the car issues you might face during bad weather. Regular car check-ups are important to ensure that your vehicle doesn’t have any issues. Minor car problems can lead to devastating accidents.

The following are car problems you will most likely experience while driving in the rain, all of which can cause accidents:
  • Window Fog – Foggy car windows make it difficult to see out on the road. Plus, the condensation can make it hard to keep your windows clean, further decreasing visibility.
  • Water Buildup On Brakes – As rainwater collects on the road’s surface, it can splash onto the brake components, compromising friction and leading to decreased braking effectiveness.
  • Faulty Windshield Wipers – The effectiveness of a windshield wiper is crucial for maintaining visibility and ensuring driver safety during rainy weather. Wipers remove debris and water from your windshield. In severe weather conditions or when driving at high speeds, wipers may struggle to keep up, resulting in reduced visibility.
  • Engine Failure – Rainwater can damage air intake systems, electrical connections, and ignition systems. Engine failure can cause a sudden stop or loss of control of the driver’s vehicle.
  • Headlight Malfunctions – Water intrusion, electrical shorts, and component damage can compromise headlights. Malfunctioning headlights aggravated by rain can make it harder for drivers to see other vehicles, pedestrians, or obstacles on the road. That is why having properly functioning headlights is critical, as is checking them on a regular basis.
Maintaining and repairing your vehicle must be at the top of your list. Make sure your vehicle is protected with the right weather-resistant gear.

If a car owner causes an accident that gets you injured, you can seek compensation from their insurance. Call our rain accident attorneys in Los Angeles now and file a claim as early as possible.

Compensation For Rain Accident Victims In Los Angeles

If you or a family member are injured in a rain-related accident, you can pursue economic and non-economic damages by proving the liable parties’ fault. Our Los Angeles rain accident lawyers can calculate how much compensation you are entitled to recover.

Economic damages represent the financial loss you suffered as a result of the accident. These may include the following tangible and measurable losses:

  • The present and future cost of medical care, therapy, and rehabilitation
  • Loss of income
  • Potential loss of future earnings
  • In-pocket expenses
  • Repair or replacement costs for properties, such as vehicles
Meanwhile, non-economic damages are less concrete and awarded for losses that are challenging to assign a dollar figure to. The courts frequently analyze them subjectively while taking into account all the available evidence. Examples of non-economic damages are:
Seeking compensation is vital to getting back to your everyday life. The settlement amount you may receive can help you and your family cope with such a life-altering event. The clock is ticking; the more time you let slide, the less chance you have of getting maximum compensation.

Immediately get in touch with our Los Angeles attorneys specializing in rain-related accidents to help you get the most favorable settlement amount. Use our contact form to connect with our Los Angeles injury law firm.

Tips For Driving In The Rain

It can be challenging to drive in heavy rain, no matter how experienced you are. Our Los Angeles rain accident attorneys recommend following these life-saving tips not just for yourself but also for those around you:
  1. Drive Slowly. Drive slowly when roads are slippery because the vehicle has a shorter reaction time. This also prevents hydroplaning and loss of control of the car. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, when driving in wet conditions, you should reduce your speed by about 1/3.
  2. Stay Focused. Focus only on the road. Do not engage in any distractions, like using a cell phone. Distracted driving is dangerous, especially when it’s raining. Drivers should solely focus on the road to notice any pedestrians crossing or bikers cycling and prevent colliding with other vehicles.
  3. No Sudden Braking: Sudden brakes can lead to rear-end or chain reaction collisions. Pay attention to other vehicles on the road or to the traffic lights to avoid sudden braking.
  4. Defog Your Windows Before You Leave. Before leaving from work, establishment, or home, always check your car’s windows. Clean it before you leave. Keep your air conditioner blowing at both of the main windows, or use the “defog” feature if you have one.
  5. Don’t Drive Through Standing Water Or Potholes: 12 inches of moving water can sweep an automobile off the road. Deep potholes can also stall or damage your engine. If possible, take an alternate route if you encounter a flooded street or road.

Adhering to safety measures can reduce the chance of an accident. However, they still happen despite these precautions. You may sustain injuries because of someone’s negligence during inclement weather. Our rain accident lawyers in Los Angeles can help hold the party who caused your damages liable.

Frequently Asked Questions
Why Do Wet Roads Cause Dangerous Driving Conditions?

There are many reasons why bad weather is dangerous for drivers, such as roads being slippery and reduced visibility. First, wet roads affect the friction between the car and the roadway. A wet surface reduces the friction that slows down a car. Also, oil and tart buildup on a dry roadway is one of the reasons why roads are slippery because they are greasy.

Rain affects the ability of drivers to see the road and other vehicles clearly. Using windshield wipers, turning on headlights, and staying alert are all important to avoid accidents. Furthermore, driving over puddles can cause the driver to lose control of their car. Prevent sudden braking, turning, and fast driving to avoid the danger of potholes.

When wet roads are combined with reckless driving, it becomes even more dangerous. Getting the best settlement amount is possible with the help of our Los Angeles rain accident attorneys. We will fight and protect your rights every step of the way to obtain maximum compensation and justice for you.
Importance Of Observing Safety Precaution While Raining

Observing safety precautions during inclement weather is crucial to preventing accidents. The rain impairs drivers, pedestrians, workers, and cyclists. This is because rain reduces visibility, creates slippery surfaces, and increases the risk of hazards. Adhering to safety measures and standards such as reducing speeds, wearing safety gear, or even waiting for rain to stop can help individuals minimize the probability of accidents.

Sometimes, despite following safety measures, accidents still happen. In such cases, you want to be compensated for all your losses. Hiring our Los Angeles attorneys who work on rain accident cases is the best option to get the maximum settlement amount.

Statute Of Limitations For Filing An Accident Claim In Los Angeles

In California, you have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit after a rain-related accident. When the statute of limitations expires, the victim or their family may no longer be eligible to file a claim.

A resolution of your case and immediate compensation can help you financially. Get the help of our skilled Los Angeles rain accident attorneys today to avoid missing the deadline.

Rain-Related Accident Statistics In Los Angeles

According to USC Annenberg, rainy weather leads to an increase of 140% in the number of accidents. Meanwhile, 80% of drivers are more likely to get into an accident during rainy weather. People face challenges in terms of safety when it’s raining. Residents of Los Angeles should know the safety precautions during inclement weather to avoid accidents.

Our Los Angeles rain accident lawyers can help if you or a loved one have been injured in a rain-related accident caused by poor weather. Many victims have recovered compensation with the help of our experienced personal injury lawyers.

Consult The Rain Accident Lawyers Los Angeles Trusts!

As your dedicated Los Angeles attorneys specializing in rain-related accidents, Arash Law can protect your rights. After a rain incident caused by someone else’s negligence, we can help you obtain the compensation and justice you deserve. Start filing a claim today by calling (888) 488-1391. Our team offers a free initial consultation.

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