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Approximately eighty thousand people reside in Merced, California, which is an incorporated city. Merced is also the county seat of Merced County. The city lies between the Sierra Nevada and the Pacific Ocean. Merced County is in the Central Valley of California. If you are seeking the assistance of a Merced County accident attorney, contact our trusted law firm today to schedule a free consultation. We have recovered over $500 million for our clients throughout the state of California.

Merced residents often drive out of town and back into the city every day, commuting to jobs in surrounding communities. Employees typically work in schools, hospitals, factories, and wineries. Agriculture is a major component of economic life in California’s Central Valley.

The residents of Merced may find themselves in an accident involving another motorist. If you suffered injuries during a motor vehicle accident, contact us today at (888) 488-1391. We have decades of experience representing clients in Merced County including Atwater, Livingston, Los Banos, Gustine, Planada, Le Grand, Snelling, Dos Palos, Fresno, Modesto, San FranciscoRiversideSacramentoSan JoseLos AngelesSan Diego and throughout California.

Motor vehicle accidents are the primary cause of personal injuries in Merced County. Approximately ten thousand traffic collisions occur in the Merced metropolitan region every year. Automobile accidents range from minor collisions to catastrophic accidents involving multiple vehicles. Merced residents know they can contact us to help them seek the monetary compensation they deserve.

Motor vehicle accidents can alter the course of a person’s life forever. Medical bills, lingering injuries, and a ruined automobile are often the effects injured victims must deal with after a motor vehicle accident. Also, individual victims may have lost their jobs due to their injuries.

Insurance companies do not have time to be compassionate or kind regarding your injuries. You also have to deal with claims adjusters and other insurance company employees attempting to contact you and speak to you about your claims.

Car Accident
$6,000,000.00
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

Arash Khorsandi and his outstanding Merced County accident attorneys at Arash Law understand the problems you must face after suffering injuries during an automobile accident. You need answers, guidance, and assistance. The personal injury attorneys have helped clients just like you seek financial compensation for their injuries. You may want to know how much your personal injury claim is worth. 

You may also want to know how long it will take you to receive a just settlement amount. Contact us today, and we can provide you with answers regarding property damage, insurance coverage, and medical records. Also, our personal injury attorneys can help you complete paperwork and documents relevant to your case.

If you need help with your medical bills and automobile restoration, we can help you. If you need someone to stand up to the insurance companies denying you the compensation you deserve, we can help you. Contact our trusted firm today at (888) 488-1391 to speak to a Merced County accident attorney.

Insurance companies will attempt to deny liability and delay paying you any financial compensation. The insurance companies care about making as much profit as possible each quarter, and they are not concerned with paying you a just settlement amount. Insurance claims adjusters do not care about being honest or truthful with you. You will receive low settlement offers and dishonesty from insurance company representatives.

Insurance claims adjusters are not supportive employees who want to help you obtain financial compensation for your injuries. Insurance companies attempt to pay injured victims as little as possible. Insurance company representatives are rewarded for denying you the compensation you deserve.

Insurance company employees are trained to offer you the least amount of money possible for your injuries. Insurance defense attorneys are not going to help you recover adequate financial compensation for your injuries. Insurance companies will use various delaying tactics to confuse you about your rights under the law. Do not let any insurance defense attorney or claims adjuster distort your perception of the facts.

Our Merced County accident attorneys at Arash Law led by Arash Khorsandi have decades of experience representing clients just like you. We treat our clients like family members. We have recovered over $500 million for injured clients throughout the state of California. Contact us today so we can help you pursue financial compensation for your injuries.

Insurance companies will attempt to deny liability and delay paying you any financial compensation
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The Different Types of Personal Injury Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are prevalent in Merced. However, other types of accidents are also common in Central California. Our top-notch personal injury attorneys have represented clients throughout California in many different types of cases. The most common accidents that cause personal injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Farming accidents
  • Maritime accidents
  • Construction injuries
  • Uninsured motorist accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Hit-and-run accidents
  • Uber accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Products liability
  • Construction site accidents
  • Tractor-trailer accidents
  • Dog bite accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Automobile accidents
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Farming accidents
  • Maritime accidents
  • Construction injuries
  • Uninsured motorist accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Hit-and-run accidents
  • Uber accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Products liability
  • Construction site accidents
  • Tractor-trailer accidents
  • Dog bite accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Automobile accidents

Every accident case contains a unique set of facts. The time and location of the accident can affect whether an individual victim’s injuries are minor or severe. Different accidents may require specific claims that are regulated by different state statutes. Our personal injury attorneys understand that every client has different needs.

Our Merced County accident attorneys at Arash Law headed by Arash Khorsandi will not waste time on frivolous paperwork. Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation. We can help you obtain financial compensation for your injuries. Call us today at (888) 488-1391.

Our Kinds of Cases Merced County Accident Attorneys Handle

The city of Merced has a high rate of motor vehicle collisions when compared to other cities in California. The Office of Traffic Safety reports that approximately seven hundred residents of Merced suffer serious injuries during car accidents each year. Merced contains the highest number of traffic collision dangers. Other cities of comparable size and population density do not contain a motor vehicle accident rate as high as Merced’s.

Weather conditions, faulty traffic signals, and other factors can cause traffic collisions. Yet the most likely cause of any motor vehicle accident is negligent or reckless actions performed by another driver. Our attorneys investigate accident scenes to determine which parties may be liable for your injuries.

The most common types of accident cases our Merced county accident attorneys handle include:

1
Fatigued driving accidents

Fatigued drivers exhibit some of the same behaviors displayed by intoxicated drivers. Drivers who doze off while driving are more likely to cause a traffic collision.

2
Intoxicated driving accidents

Drivers who are under the influence of medications, drugs, or alcohol are more likely to cause a motor vehicle accident.

3
Aggressive driving accidents

Following another car too closely may cause serious bodily injury or death. Failing to yield and driving in an aggressive manner is dangerous to everyone on the road.

4
Distracted driving accidents

Drivers who text while driving or take part in other distracting activities are more likely to cause a motor vehicle accident.

5
Traffic violation accidents

Drivers who run red lights and ignore traffic signals are at great risk of causing serious bodily injury or death.

6
Speeding accidents

Drivers who travel at excessive rates of speed are more likely to cause serious traffic collisions.

Motorcycle Accident
$1,550,000.00
Largest motorcycle settlement in Tulare County in 2021; client suffered spinal and wrist injuries.
–  Judd Ross Allen
Motor Vehicle Collisions and Traffic Fatalities in Merced

Motor vehicle collisions are one of the primary causes of death in the United States. Merced County residents are also affected by the high rate of traffic accidents in Merced. The fatality rate associated with automobile accidents is lower than it was during the last 20th century, but the rate is still greater than the rate recorded in developing countries around the world.

Intoxicated drivers cause one in three traffic fatalities in the United States. Speeding drivers also cause one in three traffic deaths. Every year in the United States, more than two million individuals suffer injuries during traffic accidents.

Traffic Fatalities and Road Accident Statistics for 2018
TYPE OF COLLISION VICTIMS KILLED & INJURED OTS RANKING
Total Fatal and Injury 625 3/102
Alcohol Involved 78 3/102
Had Been Drinking Driver < 21 3 13/102
Had Been Drinking Driver 21 - 34 23 7/102
Motorcycles 16 32/102
Pedestrians 59 3/102
Pedestrians < 15 7 8/102
Pedestrians 65+ 8 12/102
Bicyclists 61 6/102
Bicyclists < 15 5 24/102
Composite 303 1/102
TYPE OF COLLISION FATAL & INJURY COLLISIONS OTS RANKING
Speed Related 92 4/102
Nighttime (9:00PM - 2:59AM) 55 5/102
Hit-and-Run 52 2/102

Merced is only one hundred miles from Yosemite National Park. To the west of Merced lies the Pacific Ocean. Monterey Bay and several pristine beaches are situated to the west of Merced. The city of Merced is approximately fifty miles northwest of Fresno, California. Merced is in the San Joaquin Valley.

Named for the Nuestra Senora de la Merced, the phrase in English means “our land of mercy.” Merced is a wonderful place to call home, but it does contain dangerous intersections.

Some of the Most Dangerous Intersections in Merced

These intersections include:

  • R Street and West 18th Street
  • G Street and West 21st Street
  • East 27th Street and Agnes Way
  • East 23rd Street and Glen Avenue
  • West Olive Avenue and R Street
  • R Street and West 18th Street
  • G Street and West 21st Street
  • East 27th Street and Agnes Way
  • East 23rd Street and Glen Avenue
  • West Olive Avenue and R Street

Retaining a Merced County accident attorney is one of the best things you can do after suffering injuries in a traffic collision. Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation. Whether you suffered injuries on El Nido or Sandy Mush Road, Arash Khorsandi and his award-winning attorneys at Arash Law can help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve.

We have recovered over $500 million for our clients throughout the state of California. Our team has decades of experience representing clients who suffered injuries in automobile accidents. Call us at (888) 488-1391 to learn more about the legal services we offer.

The Most Common Automobile Accident Injuries

Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Minor collisions can injure drivers and passengers to such an extent they are prevented from working and must undergo extensive surgeries.

Receiving medical treatment after being injured in a car accident is your main priority. As you recover from your injuries, we will help you seek monetary compensation for your injuries. The most common kinds of injuries suffered by accident victims include:

  • Spinal cord injuries that cause temporary or permanent disability
  • Neck injuries such as whiplash
  • Back injuries that cause herniated discs and fractured vertebrae
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Contusions
  • Concussions
  • Fractured bones
  • Deep lacerations
  • Muscle sprains and soft tissue injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries that cause temporary or permanent disability
  • Neck injuries such as whiplash
  • Back injuries that cause herniated discs and fractured vertebrae
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Contusions
  • Concussions
  • Fractured bones
  • Deep lacerations
  • Muscle sprains and soft tissue injuries

Our personal injury attorneys have represented clients with the following types of injuries:

  • Wrongful death
  • Silent injuries
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Permanent disability
  • Paralysis
  • Neck injuries
  • Limb loss
  • Knee injuries
  • Organ injuries
  • Serious infections
  • Scarring
  • Disfigurement
  • Burns
  • Fractured bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • Silent injuries
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Permanent disability
  • Paralysis
  • Neck injuries
  • Limb loss
  • Knee injuries
  • Organ injuries
  • Serious infections
  • Scarring
  • Disfigurement
  • Burns
  • Fractured bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Back injuries

Filing Car Accident Claims in California

Our personal injury attorneys work hard to help clients pursue financial compensation for their injuries. Two options are typically available to car accident victims in Merced:

  • Filing a claim against the responsible driver’s insurance companyOur Merced County personal injury attorneys have decades of experience negotiating with insurance companies to pursue financial compensation for your injuries.
  • Filing a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver – If a reasonable settlement amount cannot be decided upon, then a personal injury attorney will help you file a lawsuit against them.

Personal injury lawsuits can open up different types of financial compensation that you cannot obtain by sending a demand letter to the insurance company. The lawsuit enables you to seek monetary compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and lost future earnings. Also, future expenses that arise from long-term disabilities may also be recovered.

You may also claim non-economic damages for your injuries. For example, you can seek compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced during the accident and as you recovered from your injuries. Also, you may recover damages for the emotional trauma you endured as a result of being injured in the accident.

A judge may award punitive damages but only if the defendant’s behavior was egregious. Punitive damages are designed to punish the defendant and deter the defendant from committing the same type of act in the future. Punitive damages in car accident cases are typically reserved for reckless and willful actions taken by the responsible party.

What If I Suffered Injuries During a Hit-and-Run Accident?

If you suffered injuries during a hit-and-run accident, the personal injury attorneys could hold the responsible parties accountable. Our Merced County Accident Attorneys can typically complete the following tasks:

  • Speaking to mechanics to discern for which repairs the driver paid
  • Working closely with law enforcement agencies to obtain helpful tips from members of the public
  • Gathering surveillance footage to identify the vehicle driven by the at-fault driver Collecting descriptions of the driver from witnesses who observed the accident
What Actions Should I Take If My Child Was Injured in a Motor Vehicle Collision in Merced?

The first thing you should do is dial 911 and seek medical treatment for your child. You need to provide your child with medical treatment immediately after the traffic collision. Also, make sure the responding police officer files an accident report. If your child does not have severe injuries, then take photographs of the accident scene.

Collect any statements from witnesses who saw the accident occur. Also, collect the other party’s name, insurance information, and telephone number. You must also file a request for the police report and speak with a personal injury attorney.

Who Will Pay for My Damaged Vehicle?
Who Will Pay for My Damaged Vehicle?

The at-fault driver is typically responsible for paying for the property damage to your automobile. The driver responsible for the accident will usually have automobile insurance. An automobile insurance company is often the party that pays for any property damage related to a motor vehicle accident.

If you were responsible for causing the traffic collision, or if you have collision insurance coverage, your own insurance company will pay for the damages after the deductible is subtracted.

Do I Need to Call My Insurance Company If the Traffic Collision Was Not My Fault?

You need to call your insurance company and report the accident even though you were not responsible for causing the traffic accident. Coverage amounts on your automobile insurance policy may help you avoid some of the costs associated with your motor vehicle accident. Collision insurance, Med Pay, and towing insurance are all useful after you have suffered injuries in an automobile accident.

It is also important to report the accident to your own insurance company to not give the company a reason to deny insurance coverage that may be available to you under your insurance policy.

What Are the Average Settlement Amounts for Automobile Collisions in California?

The United States government collects data on automobile accident settlements across all jurisdictions. In most cases, automobile accident claims settle anywhere from $14,000 to $28,000. The average settlement amount for a motor vehicle accident case is approximately $21,000.

What Amount Should I Claim for Pain and Suffering?

If an injured victim has $5,000 in medical bills associated with a fractured arm, the victim might suggest that $15,000 represents a standard amount for pain and suffering. In many cases, the attorney will attempt to base this number on the facts related to the injured party’s medical treatment.

What Do I Need to Do to Obtain the Most Financial Compensation for My Injuries?
  1. Do not leave the accident scene.
  2. Obtain important information at the accident scene
  3. Speak to witnesses and obtain their contact information
  4. Get the medical treatment you need.
  5. File a report with your automobile insurance company.
  6. Maintain copies of all bills associated with the car accident and your injuries.
  7. Maintain a diary or journal of your injuries and your journey of recovery.
  8. Continue to see your primary care physician.
  9. Do not accept any settlement amount without first speaking to your attorney.
  10. Do not speak with other people about your car accident or your injuries.
  11. Do not post anything on social media sites.
  12. Retain a knowledgeable automobile accident attorney.
How Long Will It Take to Receive an Insurance Settlement Payment?

The settlement negotiation process can be extensive and complicated. All cases are unique, and no case outcome is predictable. After a settlement amount is reached, the injured victim can expect to receive a settlement check in approximately six to eight weeks.

Merced and the Internet-Based Injury Law Firm

COVID-19 has altered the way everyone lives, works, and socializes. Our firm has adapted to these changes, and we are open during these uncertain times. We focus on making our clients satisfied, and we want you to know that we are diligent and focused.

You may still suffer personal injuries while traveling to the grocery store to buy food for your family. Many individual clients want to know how personal injury lawyers work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many courts are limiting the extent of their daily operations. 

Many measures are available to personal injury attorneys, and clients do not have to suffer due to restricted operation times. Civil claims can be electronically filed at this time. Arash Khorsandi and his trusted team of attorneys and staff members at Arash Law will help negotiate settlement negotiations online and over the telephone.

What If I Want to Meet With a Knowledgeable Personal Injury Attorney?

You may want to sit down and speak with a personal injury attorney in a conference room. You can speak to a member of our firm by Zoom or over the telephone. Our offices are adhering to CDC guidelines and state mandates. We want to serve all clients in a safe and healthy manner. The award-winning team at Arash Law headed by Arash Khorsandi, Esq. is important, and the office provides in-person meetings until a future time.

Our team uses technology to work with clients. We can make sure that you understand how we work and the details of our procedures.

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.

Contact Us Today to Schedule a Free Consultation

Motor vehicle accidents in Merced may occur to the most cautious and knowledgeable drivers. Any accident can cause a driver or passenger to suffer severe injuries. The negligent behavior of another party is usually to blame for injuries suffered by victims. Our dedicated accident attorneys maintain an aggressive attitude when negotiating with insurance companies.

We need to hold the responsible party liable and seek the financial compensation you deserve. Motor vehicle accidents cause severe problems in the lives of everyone involved. Insurance claims can be confusing and ambiguous. The other party may dispute liability, which might complicate your insurance claims. Most insurance companies will attempt to offer you a low settlement amount in an attempt to settle your case quickly. 

Do not fall for this trap. Retaining a Merced County accident attorney is the best thing you can do to protect your legal rights. Serious problems arise after motor vehicle accidents. Individual victims become sick by worrying about their cases. Experienced attorneys can help you deal with the stress caused by a lawsuit. 

Contact our reliable firm today and schedule a free consultation. We have decades of experience representing clients in San FranciscoSan JoseLos Angeles, and San Diego. We have recovered over $500 million for our clients throughout the state of California. Call Arash Law led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq. at (888) 488-1391 to learn more about the legal services we offer. We are available twenty-four hours a day, and we are ready to help you.