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Get The Representation That You Need From Our Sherman Oaks Car Accident Lawyers

Our Sherman Oaks car accident lawyers can help you get justice if you or a loved one is suffering from someone else’s negligence. Contact Arash Law today at (888) 488-1391 to learn about your legal rights and options.

Traffic congestion is one of the major concerns in Sherman Oaks, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles. Thousands of people drive through its streets every day, and everyone expects to reach their destination safely. However, carelessness on the roads puts lives at risk, and some don’t ever make it to where they are going. Drivers and commuters frequently find themselves trapped in gridlock during peak hours, especially at the 405-101 highway interchange. This issue can lead to impatient and aggressive driving behaviors, which can increase the likelihood of car accidents.

If a car accident injures you or your loved one, our personal injury law firm can help you get maximum compensation for your damages. We will assess liability, establish the at-fault party’s negligence, and advocate for your rights. Our car accident lawyers in Sherman Oaks, headed by the esteemed Arash Khorsandi, Esq., will provide you with legal guidance and support during these trying times.

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

How Can Our Sherman Oaks Car Accident Lawyers Help?

Our car accident lawyers in Sherman Oaks will help you file a personal injury claim. We’ll guide you through the legal maze and provide personalized support that meets your specific needs. Our goal is to help you get fair compensation for your damages and losses.

Here are specific ways our car accident attorneys can help you with your case:

  • Help you process and submit legal forms and documents.
  • Investigate your case and gather key pieces of evidence.
  • Communicate with all involved parties, including witnesses, to gather essential information.
  • Connect you with medical experts in and around Sherman Oaks as needed.
  • Assess your damages and calculate how much the negligent party owes you.
  • Negotiate with the at-fault parties for the most favorable settlement.
  • Prepare and represent you in court, if necessary.
 

We want to ease your burden in any way we can. There’s no need to wait until you have the strength to move around and start your claim. Our Sherman Oaks car accident lawyers will do all the legwork and mundane tasks so you can focus on resting and recovering at home or in the hospital. We will come to you, regardless of where you are in California.

Why Should You Hire Our Car Accident Attorneys?

Winning car accident cases is one of the strengths of our Sherman Oaks attorneys. We have helped thousands of clients get compensation for the injuries and losses they sustained.

Here are more reasons why you should choose our car accident lawyers in Sherman Oaks:

  • Years Of Professional Experience – Our lawyers have many decades of experience handling personal injury cases. We are familiar with California laws governing personal injury claims and car accidents, enabling us to build a solid case on your behalf.
  • Client-Centric Approach – Our team will keep you updated about your case so you can make informed decisions. The choice is yours at the end of the day, whether to accept an offer or whether we will proceed to court. Rest assured that our car accident attorneys will guide you and offer their professional opinion to help you achieve the best outcome.
  • No Win, No Fee Agreement – Getting injured in an accident is not just physically draining. It also negatively affects your finances as you deal with medical bills and car repairs. We don’t want to add to that burden, so our car accident lawyers offer our services on a contingency fee basis. This agreement means you don’t have to pay us anything until we win your case.
  • Track Record Of Success – With over $500 Million recovered in settlements and verdicts, our Sherman Oaks car accident attorneys have proven themselves capable of handling even the most complicated cases. We will passionately and aggressively fight for your rights and ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
 

Our lines are always open if you have questions or concerns. Reach out to our personal injury lawyers today!

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Common Types Of Car Accidents Our Attorneys Handle

Our lawyers in Sherman Oaks have handled the following types of car accidents:

  • Rear-End Collisions – These accidents are commonly the result of tailgating. When drivers follow too closely, they lack the necessary space to stop safely if the car in front brakes suddenly.
  • T-Bone Accidents – Also known as side crashes, these accidents usually happen at intersections when a negligent driver runs the red light and hits another car on its side. They can be severe since the impact comes from the sides, where there are fewer safety features.
  • Distracted Driving Accidents – Any activity that diverts a driver’s attention, whether manual (taking hands off the wheel), visual (looking away from the road), or cognitive (daydreaming), poses a serious risk to themselves and others on the road.
  • DUI Accidents – Alcohol intake and drug use impair the senses, making it difficult for drivers to gauge where they are heading and at what speed. Additionally, drunk and drugged drivers are more likely to make reckless decisions while driving.
  • Hit-And-Run Accidents – Parties involved in an accident — often the negligent driver — sometimes flee the scene for various reasons. It can be difficult to determine the identity of the negligent party in these cases. Still, our car accident lawyers in Sherman Oaks will investigate thoroughly and bring justice to victims.
  • Multiple Vehicle Crashes – When a car accident suddenly occurs on busy freeways and highways, vehicle pile-ups can occur, and other drivers can’t adjust to the situation. With multiple parties involved, establishing liability can be challenging.
 

Many details make each accident unique. Our Sherman Oaks car accident lawyers will consider them all when building your case. We will take a tailored approach to ensure the success of your claim.

Medical personnel providing help to a man involved in a car accident in Orange County
Wet road in Sherman Oaks that can cause a car accident

Common Causes Of Car Accidents

Speeding is one of the main causes of car accidents, as it reduces the driver’s reaction time to obstacles and road hazards. Additionally, it results in a stronger force upon impact, increasing the chances of severe injuries and fatalities.

In California, highways and freeways have a speed limit of 65 miles per hour, while school zones and residential areas have 25 mph. Our car accident lawyers in Sherman Oaks will refer to these limits to check whether the at-fault driver was overspeeding.

Some other causes of traffic collisions are:

Driver Fatigue

According to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one out of every 25 adult drivers admits to having fallen asleep at the wheel. Sleeping while driving is incredibly dangerous, as they risk veering off the road, rear-ending vehicles, and running red lights at intersections.

Additionally, exhaustion can severely impair the senses, which is why it has been compared to being drunk. Fatigued drivers often exhibit poor decision-making skills and dull their senses. Some drivers also experience crankiness or irritability, increasing the likelihood of aggressive driving.

Traffic Rules Violations

Running the red light, failing to yield the right-of-way at traffic signals, making illegal U-turns, or ignoring traffic signs contribute to tragic accidents. 

Disobeying traffic rules is also punishable by law. Drivers who are at fault may face fines or license suspensions. When they cause an accident, they will face higher penalties. Our Sherman Oaks car accident lawyers will also make them pay for your injuries, pain and suffering, and other losses.

Vehicle Malfunctions

Car owners are responsible for vehicle maintenance. Failure to maintain a car doesn’t just lead to thousands of dollars lost in repairs and replacements. Vehicle malfunctions can also contribute to road accidents that cause catastrophic injuries or fatalities.

But there are also instances when these issues are present from the moment a car is purchased. In these cases, the manufacturers can be held liable for any damages and losses victims incur. 

Our team of car accident lawyers in Sherman Oaks can help you seek justice from these massive companies. We will investigate whether a manufacturing or design defect caused the accident and gather evidence to compel these companies to compensate you for your suffering.

Inclement Weather

Rain can make driving challenging for a few reasons. For one, roads become slippery, and there is less traction, which makes it easier for drivers to lose control of their cars. Additionally, heavy rain can reduce visibility even during the day. Not being able to see the road and the cars around you can make it difficult to gauge distances, leading to collisions.

As such, motorists are expected to slow down during inclement weather. In California, speed limits are typically reduced by 5 to 10 mph when it rains. Moreover, drivers have to be extra cautious. If needed, they should pull up at a safe place to wait for the rain to stop.

If they fail to exercise reasonable care in hazardous conditions, victims can hold them liable for an accident, even if the weather is out of their control. Talk to our car accident lawyers in Sherman Oaks, and we will help you determine liability and your legal options.

Poor Road Conditions

Common road issues like potholes or broken guardrails may all seem trivial at first glance. Yet, these road conditions are dangerous hazards.

For example, if a car drives over a large pothole, the tires could burst, and the driver could lose control of the vehicle. If they are unable to correct their position on the road, they are highly likely to hit oncoming traffic.

State and local governments are responsible for maintaining our roads. They must also ensure that traffic lights are working, there are sufficient road signs to guide motorists, and there are enough working lights to illuminate streets. If they fail to perform their duties, they could be held responsible for a resulting accident. 

If you are injured in a crash due to road hazards, consult our Sherman Oaks car accident lawyers today. We will investigate the incident to determine who’s responsible for compensating you.

How Does Traffic Congestion Lead To Car Accidents?

Traffic congestion is one of the primary factors contributing to car accidents in Sherman Oaks. Vehicles come from different routes. According to the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council, navigational systems often direct non-locals to its streets, specifically along the 405 Freeway Corridor, causing congestion.

The problem can lead to negligent driver behaviors, such as suddenly speeding up to change or merge in order to get ahead of traffic. Others would also show signs of reckless and aggressive behavior due to impatience, such as:

  • Tailgating
  • Disobeying traffic lights and signs
  • Making illegal U-turns
  • Driving on the shoulder of the road or in the emergency lane
 

These behaviors contributed to some of the car accidents our lawyers handled, not just in Sherman Oaks but also in other areas with heavy traffic.

Common Injuries Car Accident Victims Sustain

Car accident victims can suffer from mild to severe injuries, including the following:

Head Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can have short- to long-term consequences for the victim’s life. They are more likely to lose their ability to hold jobs and fend for themselves, resulting in lower living standards. Financial compensation for these losses may be recoverable through a legal claim. Call our Sherman Oaks car accident lawyers today to learn more.

Other types of head injuries are:

  • Brain hematoma or blood clotting
  • Edema or swelling of the surrounding brain tissues
  • Concussions
  • Skull fractures
Neck Injuries

A rear-end car accident victim often gets neck pain and injuries as a result of the rapid jerking movement. Although most consequences are short-term, more severe cases may lead to a temporary or permanent disability.

Some types of neck injuries are:

  • Whiplash
  • Neck sprain (torn ligaments) or strain (torn muscles or tendons)
  • Herniated or torn spinal disc
  • Pinched nerves
  • Fractured cervical spine (broken neck)
Spinal Cord Injuries

Damage to the spinal cord can lead to temporary or permanent impairments to the victim’s mobility or sensation. SCIs are divided into two types.

  • Complete SCI – This type of injury causes permanent damage to the affected area of the spinal cord, resulting in paralysis below the level of the injury.
  • Incomplete SCI – This refers to partial damage to the spinal cord. The effects on a person’s movement and sensation depend on the location and severity of the injury.
 

Spinal cord injuries can result in partial or complete paralysis, affecting not only the victim but also their family. Family members may need to make significant adjustments, such as providing around-the-clock care and taking on extra jobs to make ends meet, particularly if the victim was the main provider. If the victim is incapacitated, their loved ones may be able to file a claim with the help of car accident lawyers in Sherman Oaks.

Facial Injuries

In a car crash, the head can hit the dashboard, steering wheel, airbag, or windshield, resulting in facial injuries that can affect the victim’s mental health. These damages change their appearance, causing depression and anxiety that are as debilitating as physical wounds. Their confidence and social standing can also take a hit, both of which may be compensated in a claim.

Some examples of these injuries are:

 

Our car accident lawyers can connect you with medical experts in and around Sherman Oaks so you can get the best medical care.

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.

Who Are The Liable Parties In A Car Accident?

Liable parties are those whose negligent actions or inaction caused the collision. The usual liable parties in car accident cases are:

  • Driver – The driver who crashes into the victim is often mostly responsible for compensating them. They might have displayed negligence, such as overspeeding or using their phones while driving.
  • Third-party motorist – Another driver might have caused the accident. In most cases, they would share the fault with the driver who injured you.
  • Car manufacturers – If a defective car part contributed to the crash, the car manufacturer, designer, and even retailer can all share accountability. Our Sherman Oaks car accident lawyers will face these giant companies and fight relentlessly to protect your rights.
  • Local government – If poor road conditions contributed to the accident, victims may hold government entities liable. However, claims against them should be made within six months to avoid forfeiture.

What Is Comparative Negligence And How Does It Affect Your Case?

If multiple parties are liable, California’s pure comparative negligence rule applies. This law limits the liability of multiple parties to their level of fault.

For example, two drivers were at fault for a collision. The court found Driver A to be 40% at fault, while Driver B was 60% at fault. If the settlement award is $100,000, Driver A has to shoulder 40% of the award ($40,000). Driver B will then pay the remaining $60,000.

If the victim were partially at fault, their award would be lower. For instance, if they had 10% liability, then the court would subtract 10% from the claim. In the scenario above, they would only get $90,000.

Understanding this principle is crucial. Insurance companies may try to minimize their payouts by shifting blame to other parties, including the victim. After all, they care more about their bottom line than giving you justice. They would resort to dirty tactics to jeopardize your claim, such as brainwashing you into believing you were at fault and then getting you to admit it in a recorded statement.

Our car accident lawyers in Sherman Oaks won’t let that happen. You can direct all correspondence to our attorneys, and we’ll deal with these greedy companies. We know how they operate, and we have tactics to counter them. Negotiations are one of our strengths, so you can rest easy knowing someone capable is working to get you maximum compensation.

How To Prove Liability In A Car Accident

Proving liability is an important part of the process, so our car accident lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation to establish fault. We will gather key pieces of evidence to strengthen your claim and point out who is accountable for the accident. These proofs include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Eyewitness testimonies
  • Police reports
  • Photos and videos taken at the scene
  • CCTV footage
  • Dashcam video
  • Cell phone records
  • Expert opinions
 

Once we have a better understanding of how the car accident happened and who is at fault, our Sherman Oaks attorneys will file a claim against them on your behalf. We will ensure they pay you back for the damages they caused.

A car with a dashcam in Sherman Oaks
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

Damages You Can Recover After A Car Accident

Car accident victims may be entitled to recover monetary compensation to cover economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages include all your tangible losses, including the following:

  • Medical expenses, including past, present, and future treatments and medications
  • Lost wages, including the reduced ability to earn
  • Replacement or repair of property damage
  • Burial or funeral costs in wrongful death claims
 

Meanwhile, non-economic damages refer to your subjective and intangible losses, which include the following:

 

Our team of Sherman Oaks car accident lawyers will calculate how much money you’re entitled to get. We will use bills, invoices, receipts, and expert opinions from credible professionals to determine the full impact of the accident on your life.

What To Do When You Get In A Car Accident

After a car accident, stay calm and assess your situation. Check yourself for injuries and make a mental note of what hurts and where. Then, call 911 or the local police department to get the help you need.

To further protect your rights, here’s what to do when you get in a car accident:

  1. Move to a safe spot on the side of the road, but don’t leave the scene. If you can’t move your car, leave it.
  2. Seek medical attention as soon as the paramedics arrive. Even if you feel fine, a medical evaluation is advisable to identify any potential injuries.
  3. Cooperate with the police and answer their questions honestly. Do not add unnecessary comments that could harm your case. Also, avoid apologizing, as this could be misconstrued as an admission of fault.
  4. If you can move, exchange vital information with all parties involved. Take their names, addresses, insurance policies, plate numbers, and car models.
  5. Gather visual and audio evidence. Take photos and videos of the accident scene from all angles, your injuries, the IDs of all involved parties, traffic signs, skid marks, and anything else that might be useful later.
  6. Try to locate some CCTV cameras that might have captured the accident.
  7. See if there are witnesses and get their details. Remember to be respectful at all times, even to those at fault.
  8. Get further medical care. Be sure to follow your doctor’s treatment plan.
  9. Report the accident to your insurance company. Only provide relevant information and only what’s asked of you.
  10. Contact Arash Law at (888) 488-1391 as soon as possible. Our Sherman Oaks car accident lawyers will guide you through the claim process.
Car Accident Statistics In California

California has seen a high number of car accidents in recent years. In 2021 alone, the state’s Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) recorded 4,285 traffic fatalities. These deaths are a 7.6% increase from 2020, which recorded 3,980 casualties. Alcohol-impaired driving is one of the leading causes of traffic deaths in the state. A total of 1,370 fatalities were attributed to drunk driving.

In Los Angeles, where Sherman Oaks is located, the OTS recorded a total of 59,603 fatalities and injuries. Around 6,866 cases involved alcohol. Meanwhile, here are the top categories involved in fatal and injury crashes:

  • Speeding – 12,660
  • Nighttime (9 p.m. to 3 a.m) – 7,500
  • Hit-and-Run – 3,097
 
Frequently Asked Questions

In California and, by extension, Sherman Oaks, victims have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury case. Deadlines are only “tolled” or paused in certain cases, such as when the victim is a minor. In this case, the statute of limitations will start once the victim turns 18.

If you fail to file a case within the allotted time, you may lose your right to compensation. To avoid forfeiture, hire our Sherman Oaks car accident lawyers as soon as possible. We will start the process immediately and file the necessary documents and forms on time.

Unfortunately, you can’t expect a reasonable settlement from insurers, especially if they know you don’t have a car accident attorney. Their goal is to get you to settle for the least amount of money or even reject your claim. They will try every tactic possible, such as finding fault in your words and actions.

For example, if you say, “I’m okay,” during a phone call, insurers will twist that to mean you weren’t hurt at all. If you publish something positive on social media, they will use the post to undermine the severity of your PTSD. 

With our car accident lawyers in Sherman Oaks, you can protect your claim from insurance providers. We’ll communicate with them on your behalf, and our legal team will instruct you on what to do and not to do.

Courts determine fault in car accident cases by considering several factors, including the police report. Generally, this document contains important information based on what the police gathered, including their observations, witness statements, and a drawn diagram of the scene. However, police reports are not usually admissible in court, so our car accident attorneys will also present other pieces of evidence. 

Building a strong case with compelling proof is essential to pursuing maximum compensation. We have to persuade the court and the jury of the other party’s negligence and their responsibility for your injuries. Then, our personal injury attorneys specializing in car accidents also have to justify the amount we’re asking for.  

That is why it is crucial to get in touch with our Sherman Oaks car accident attorneys right away. Any delay could weaken your claim, as key evidence could become lost or destroyed.

If you are injured in a car crash because of someone else’s negligence, you may have a legal basis to file a claim against them. To find out if you have a valid case, contact our lawyers specializing in car accidents in Sherman Oaks. We will review your case for free. 

A criminal charge can be a piece of useful evidence in establishing liability in a civil case. Drivers who run over pedestrians and either injure or kill them can face criminal or civil consequences. Both charges can run simultaneously. If they are found guilty of a criminal charge, they may face prison time. Meanwhile, they would be responsible for paying for the damages they caused the victims in a civil court.

Medical expenses are part of the economic damages incurred by the accident. So, the higher the medical bill, the higher the value of your claim. 

In some cases, victims are also on a medical lien, which means they are getting treatment without upfront payment. Instead, medical providers are expecting payment from the settlement. We will also ensure that this lien is taken into account when making a compensation demand. 

Our car accident lawyers in Sherman Oaks dedicate their time to maximizing the settlement that our clients receive. We do this to ensure you get compensation for all your medical bills and other financial damages.

Rear-end collisions are usually straightforward cases, but there are times when the front car is also liable for the accident. It typically happens when the driver of the vehicle in front suddenly stops or decelerates for no reasonable cause. 

If you are injured in a rear-end collision, talk to our Sherman Oaks car accident lawyers. We will investigate the case to determine who is at fault. 

Immediate family members and legal heirs can receive compensation for the losses associated with losing a loved one. These damages include medical bills or the cost of treating the decedent’s injuries before death, as well as funeral, burial, or cremation fees. Additionally, they may get compensation to cover the financial support they lost upon their loved one’s death.

Surviving family members may also pursue non-economic damages, such as pain, suffering, grief, and mental and emotional distress. If you want to know what compensation you’re entitled to, feel free to reach out to our Sherman Oaks car accident lawyers.

Get Top-Notch Legal Assistance From The Car Accident Lawyers Sherman Oaks Relies On

If you’re thinking, “I need a personal injury lawyer in Sherman Oaks,” you’re in the right place. Our car accident law firm is determined to give our clients justice. You deserve to recover from an accident you had no control over – and that’s what we’re here for. Our California personal injury lawyers specialize in fatal car accidents, Lyft or Uber accidents, truck collisions, and more.

f English is not your first language, our multilingual staff can help you convey your feelings and thoughts properly. Our team speaks Spanish, Farsi, Korean, Tagalog, Italian, Hebrew, and more.

Call the reliable car accident lawyers Sherman Oaks depends on at (888) 488-1391. We offer a free initial consultation and will answer any questions you have.

Our Sherman Oaks car accident lawyers also extend their services to neighboring locations, including Beverly Hills, Thousand Oaks, Santa Clarita, Bakersfield, Signal Hill, Diamond Bar, South Whittier, Goldfield, La Mirada, West Hollywood, Burbank, San Fernando, Santa Monica, Culver City, Glendale, Calabasas, Los Angeles, Inglewood, La Canada Flintridge, Lennox, El Segundo, Westmont, and Hawthorne.

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