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Our Los Angeles Traffic Accident Lawyers Are Here To Make It Right When You’ve Been Wronged

In Los Angeles, traffic accidents can happen, regardless of how cautious you are behind the wheel. While the injuries you sustained cannot be undone, you can get compensated for them — and you should. Our Los Angeles traffic accident lawyers will stop at nothing to win you the best possible settlement. Contact us today at (888) 488-1391 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Collisions between and involving all kinds of vehicles — bicycles, motorcycles, cars, and trucks — fall under traffic accidents. A pedestrian hit by a vehicle can also file an accident claim. If you want to make sure you get properly compensated for the injuries you suffer due to the negligence of someone else, Arash Law is here to back you up.

Motor Vehicle Collision
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Settlement in motor vehicle accident in a Under Insured Motorist Claim against a ride share company; client suffered spinal injuries
–  JUDD ROSS ALLEN

How Our Skilled Los Angeles Traffic Accident Attorneys Can Help You

Our Los Angeles law firm has decades of experience working with traffic accident victims throughout the City of Angels. With a proven track record of success, we can confidently say that our skilled lawyers have what it takes to fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.

On top of that, our Los Angeles traffic accident attorneys will handle the following matters while working on your claim:
  • Gathering sufficient and relevant evidence to establish the other party’s negligence
  • Proving the value of your losses and, consequently, the compensation you deserve
  • Negotiating with insurance companies and filing a lawsuit if the need arises
  • Addressing legal motions in court and writing formal responses
  • Answering all your questions and keeping you updated on the status of your claim

Why You Need Traffic Accident Attorneys For Your Claim

Traffic accident claims can quickly get messy once negotiations with greedy insurance companies are involved. When two or more vehicles collide in Los Angeles, each party may try to file a claim and hold the others responsible. As such, it could lead to lengthy discussions and tricky disputes. You need a lawyer on your side to make sure you don’t get one-upped by anyone.

With legal representation, you could recover more compensation compared to filing a case on your own. Our attorneys can determine where else you could file for damages following an accident because they are familiar with the ins and outs of the process.

Our traffic accident lawyers in Los Angeles will protect your legal rights if you face insurance companies and defense attorneys. We will communicate with them on your behalf so that you don’t accidentally reveal information that could harm your claim.

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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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What Are The Different Types Of Traffic Accidents?

Our traffic accident attorneys often see these types of accidents on the roads of Los Angeles:
Rollovers

Rollovers are most common among SUVs and trucks. Hitting the brakes too hard or failing to slow down at a turn can easily cause these vehicles to tip over. These accidents are massive, and they usually affect several other vehicles on the road.

If you get injured in a truck rollover, our California truck accident lawyers can help with your claim.

Head-On Collisions

These happen when a vehicle in the opposite lane swerves into yours and crashes into you. In head-on collisions, a lot of victims suffer head trauma and other catastrophic injuries due to the impact.

A brain injury affects all aspects of your life. If you want to pursue this type of claim, you may talk to our team of brain injury attorneys in Los Angeles.

T-Bone Collisions

The term side impact collision refers to when a vehicle hits you from the side. The vehicles end up perpendicular to each other, hence the “T-bone” shape. Arash Law has its very own T-bone accident lawyers in Los Angeles who can help you with these claims.

Sideswipes

Not to be confused with side-impact collisions, sideswipes happen when two vehicles are parallel to each other. The point of impact on both vehicles is from the sides. These are common with motorcycles, especially when they’re not careful when lane splitting.

Arash Law also has lawyers who specialize in L.A. motorcycle accidents. We can walk you through the process of filing a claim after an accident.

Rear-End Collisions
Rear-end collisions happen when the vehicle behind you bumps into your car. These accidents often happen when a vehicle follows too closely behind another.
The injuries that victims sustain are usually not as severe as with the other types, and insurance companies will use this to offer a lower settlement. Don’t worry, though! Our L.A. traffic accident attorneys will make sure they don’t get away with it. We will stand our ground and not settle until you get the compensation you deserve.
What Are The Different Types Of Traffic Accidents
Typical Causes Of Traffic Accidents In Los Angeles CA

Typical Causes Of Traffic Accidents In Los Angeles, CA

Collisions happen due to various reasons, but these are the most common ones our Los Angeles traffic accident lawyers have encountered:

  • Speeding and reckless driving. A lot of victims suffer terrible injuries because other drivers go beyond the speed limit or run red lights.
  • Driving under the influence (DUI). The use of alcohol or drugs significantly impairs a driver’s alertness and reaction time, often leading to fatal accidents. Our Los Angeles DUI accident victim lawyers handle these cases often.
  • Distracted driving. Another thing that causes traffic accidents is distracted driving. These include at-fault parties using their phones while driving, fumbling with the radio, or taking their hands off the wheel to get something.
  • Vehicle defects. Sometimes, drivers lose control of their vehicles due to mechanical failure. In these instances, the at-fault party may be the manufacturer or the mechanic.
  • External issues. Rain causes more accidents than other weather conditions. Also, roadway problems, such as cracked pavements or defective traffic lights, increase the risk of traffic incidents.

Most Common Injuries In Los Angeles Traffic Accidents

Our traffic accident attorneys in Los Angeles have been representing injured victims for decades. Here are some of the most common injuries that our clients have suffered in these collisions:
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Muscle strains and tears
  • Dislocations and fractures
  • Internal injuries (organ lacerations, bruising, and damage)
  • Spinal cord injuries, which may result in temporary paralysis, paraplegia, and quadriplegia
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Post-accident injuries, which may include tinnitus, blurred vision, and nerve damage from whiplash
  • Death

Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when their death happened due to someone else’s negligence. We have a team of wrongful death lawyers you can speak with to help you file a claim.

Types Of Compensation You Can Claim After A Traffic Accident

In personal injury claims, there are three types of damages you may be entitled to: economic, non-economic, and punitive damages. Simply put, economic damages are measurable and fully recoverable. Meanwhile, non-economic damages are harder to calculate as they are more abstract in nature. Lastly, punitive damages are only awarded in special cases as a punishment or preventive measure.

Our Los Angeles traffic accident lawyers are skilled at determining the damages you can claim. Our success has allowed us to recover over $500 Million in compensation for our clients.

Medical Bills
These are the medical expenses you pay for the treatment of your injuries. Some examples are ambulance fees, prescription drug costs, doctor’s fees, physical therapy payments, and home care expenses.
Medical bills are economic damages, so they are fully reimbursed in successful claims. Additionally, they cover all past, ongoing, and future expenses you incur for your treatment.
Property Damage
Vehicles get damaged in traffic accidents, which means you can also include them in your claim. Property damage is generally fully compensable. It covers all expenses related to the repair or replacement of your vehicle.
Pain And Suffering

Physical injuries are not the only damage you suffer in a Los Angeles traffic accident. It also affects your mental and emotional well-being, which can then affect other aspects of your life. The law acknowledges pain and suffering as compensatory damages for this very reason.

As non-economic damages, these are difficult to quantify. Fortunately, our traffic accident lawyers in Los Angeles can give you a close estimate of the value of your non-economic losses.

Lost Wages
Recovering from a traffic accident injury causes you to miss a few days or weeks of work. This implies that you also lose the income you would have earned had you gone to work as usual.
Along the same lines is the loss of earning capacity. If your injury is severe enough to render you incapable of working as much as you did before the accident, you can also get compensated for it.
Punitive Damages

The court may also award these damages to traffic accident victims in cases where the at-fault party’s negligence is beyond reproach. Punitive damages work as a punishment for the liable party. It is also meant to prevent similar cases from happening in the future.

Our Los Angeles traffic accident attorneys will always work for your best interests. We will use our network and resources to make sure you get the most favorable compensation. From gathering evidence to protecting your rights, you can count on us to get justice for your injuries and losses.

Manuel S.
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Workers Compensation Settlement
The case was dropped by a large well-known law firm 4 months before trial, we came in and prepped for trial and were able to secure the maximum policy limits on the doorsteps of trial.
Workers Compensation Settlement
The case was dropped by a large well-known law firm 4 months before trial, we came in and prepped for trial and were able to secure the maximum policy limits on the doorsteps of trial.

Who Is At Fault In Los Angeles Traffic Accidents?

Multiple parties could be liable for traffic accidents in Los Angeles. While the responsibility usually falls on the other driver, there are cases where other individuals are liable. Liability in such incidents can fall on the following parties:

  • Drivers. Most traffic accidents can be attributed to driver error. This includes DUIs, falling asleep behind the wheel, and texting while driving.
  • Vehicle manufacturers or mechanics. Manufacturers and parts suppliers may be held liable in traffic accidents if the parts that caused the mechanical failure were defective from the start. If the issues arose after a repair or modification, the mechanics would be at fault.
  • Employers or companies. Let’s say an intoxicated truck driver crashes into your car. You can hold their employer accountable if, for example, they hired the driver without conducting controlled substances and alcohol testing (CSAT).
  • Government. Traffic accidents can occur due to roadway issues, such as potholes. In these instances, you may file a claim against the government instead. However, these claims may be difficult to navigate.

Our Los Angeles traffic accident lawyers will do their best to collect evidence that proves another party’s negligence. We are always with you in fighting for your right to fair compensation after a traffic accident.

Proving Negligence In Los Angeles Traffic Accidents

To prove another party’s negligence, four elements must be present — duty, breach, causation, and damages.

In Los Angeles, all motorists have a duty to follow traffic laws to keep the roads safe for everyone. A breach of this duty would be any violation of these rules and regulations. Some examples are drunk driving, speeding, and lane splitting.

To build your case against a negligent party, you have to prove that their actions directly caused the accident. For example, they fell asleep while driving at night, so their vehicle swerved into your lane and hit you.

Lastly, damages are the injuries and losses you suffered in an incident. You can claim damages even for mild lacerations or sprains, so all traffic accidents are worth filing a claim for. Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can assist you further in this matter.

How Does Comparative Negligence Apply To Traffic Accident Claims?

California is a pure comparative negligence state. This means that in a traffic accident claim, you must prove that another party is 100% liable, if possible. Otherwise, your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of your liability.

For example, you are filing a claim worth $50,000. If the court determines you are 30% liable for the accident, you can only get $35,000.

It’s crucial to gather evidence that is enough to dispel all questions regarding liability, which is why you should entrust your claim to Arash Law. Our attorneys specializing in traffic accident claims in Los Angeles will do a thorough investigation to establish liability.

Who Is At Fault In Los Angeles Traffic Accidents?
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

What Should You Do After A Traffic Accident In Los Angeles, CA?

Traffic accidents may send you into shock and leave you unable to think clearly. However, you should know what to do after a traffic accident in Los Angeles. Follow these tips and avoid common mistakes if you want your claim to work in your favor:

  1. Safety First – If possible, move yourself to a safe area still on the scene but away from traffic.
  2. Call 911 – Report the accident and request medical attention if needed.
  3. Gather Information – While waiting for the authorities, try to exchange information with the other people involved. You may also want to get the details of possible witnesses.
  4. Document the Scene – Take pictures and videos of the scene, but only if it’s safe to do so. Also, take photos of your injuries and vehicle damage.
  5. Seek Medical Care – Get checked by paramedics, even if you feel okay. Internal injuries may not be immediately apparent.
  6. Be Factual with the Police – When the police arrive, recall the accident (and the events leading to it) as best you can. Make sure to tell them only the facts. Do not assume or guess other details when reporting an incident.
  7. Protect Your Rights – Don’t admit fault or apologize, as this can be misconstrued as accepting blame.
  8. Talk to a Lawyer First – Before talking to insurance companies (including your own) or accepting any settlement offers, consult a Los Angeles car accident attorney for guidance.
  9. Stay Off Social Media – Avoid posting about the accident online, as your words could be misinterpreted and used against you.
  10. Get Legal Help – Consult our Los Angeles traffic accident attorneys. We can advise you on what to do and answer any questions you may have.

What Is The Statute Of Limitations In Los Angeles, CA?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in California is two years from the date of the accident. If you discover a late injury resulting from the traffic incident, you have one year from the date of discovery to file a claim.

If you are filing a claim only for property damage, the time limit is three years. Also, if the defendant is a government agency, you only have six months from the date of the accident.

Our team of traffic accident lawyers in Los Angeles knows the statute of limitations and its exceptions by heart. We can answer all your questions regarding this matter and help you avoid missing any important deadlines.

Los Angeles Traffic Accident Statistics

According to the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), 59,603 people were killed and injured in Los Angeles traffic accidents in 2021.

  • Around 11.5%, or 6,866, of these casualties were alcohol-related.
  • There were 4,079 pedestrians injured and killed in these traffic accidents. Five hundred seventy-four (14%) of the pedestrians were 65 years of age or older.
  • There were also 12,660 speed-related crashes, making Los Angeles the fifth-highest among California cities and counties.
  • About 7,500 traffic accidents happened during the night. This proves that there is an increased risk of driving at night.
  • Of the crashes, 7,354 were hit-and-run cases.
Frequently Asked Questions
Many injured victims come to us with traffic accident-related questions every day, and we do our best to answer all of them. Here are some FAQs that our Los Angeles traffic accident lawyers get:
What Is The Legal Process For Traffic Accident Claims In Los Angeles?
From gathering information and negotiating with insurance companies to reaching a settlement or filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party, we can assist you in filing a claim. Here is an overview of how our lawyers handle traffic accident claims in Los Angeles:
  • Determining the at-fault party. The first step in a traffic accident claim is to identify who is liable. We will investigate the crash and find out who you should file your claim against.
  • Collecting evidence. Our traffic accident attorneys in Los Angeles will gather accident reports, visual evidence, witness statements, and other evidence that would prove the negligence of the at-fault party.
  • Filing a claim. After gathering sufficient evidence that would help your claim, it’s time to fill out some legal paperwork to open a claim.
  • Negotiating with the involved parties. This is where your lawyer will communicate with insurance companies and defense attorneys to settle your case.
  • Resolving the claim or filing a lawsuit. If you and the liable party agree on a settlement, all that’s left to do is resolve the claim through agreed-upon compensation. Otherwise, your attorney will file a lawsuit.

You may also refer to our timeline for injury cases in pre-litigation to see more detail about what our Los Angeles traffic accident lawyers can do for you.

How Much Do Traffic Accident Attorneys Charge In Los Angeles?

Most law firms and attorneys charge a contingency fee for traffic accident claims in Los Angeles. The exact percentage is agreed upon during the initial consultation.

Arash Law also operates on a contingency fee basis. Our Los Angeles traffic accident lawyers will work tirelessly on your claim once you decide to work with us. However, we will not charge you for anything unless you win your claim. If you don’t win, we don’t get paid. It’s that simple!

What Happens If You Get Injured In A Hit-And-Run Accident?

Of the thousands of traffic accidents that happen across the country every day, it’s not impossible to encounter a hit-and-run case. If you are unable to find the driver, you can file an insurance claim with your insurance company.

However, keep in mind that insurance companies will try to get away with as little settlement as possible. They will question everything before they give you compensation, even if you have uninsured motorist insurance.

If you want to make sure you get properly compensated in this case, consult our L.A. hit-and-run lawyers.

Can An Undocumented Immigrant File A Traffic Accident Claim In Los Angeles?

Undocumented immigrants can file a traffic accident claim in Los Angeles, California. The law protects these people from discrimination. An undocumented immigrant is entitled to the same compensation as everyone else, and their immigration status should never be a factor in any case. Our law firm also has multilingual case managers to help with communication.

Call The Traffic Accident Lawyers Los Angeles Relies On

Traffic accidents come in many different forms, and you must file a claim as soon as you’re able to after the incident. After all, you should never have to suffer further from your injuries that resulted from another person’s negligence.

Arash Law will help you file a claim from start to finish, and we won’t back down until you get the justice you deserve. We will be your voice against insurance companies and make sure you receive maximum compensation.

Our Los Angeles traffic accident lawyers are just a call away! Get in touch with us today at (888) 488-1391.

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