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Have You Been Injured In A Car Accident In Los Angeles?

If You Have Suffered Injuries From A Car Accident, We Can Help! You Deserve Compensation

Each year, it is estimated that over 38,000 Americans will lose their lives to car accidents. Although safety regulations and advancements have sought to make the roads less deadly, the number of fatalities and serious injuries is staggering. Car drivers in Los Angeles have no shortage of distractions, whether they are checking notifications, laughing at a podcast, or navigating the notorious traffic. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to the negligence or actions of another person, you are likely seeing the medical bills pile up and may also be dealing with a loss of income. Reach out to an experienced Los Angeles Car Accident Injury Lawyer right away to get the compensation you deserve. 

Common Car Accident Causes

At 55 miles per hour, a car can travel 80 feet in just one second. It only takes this brief moment of diverted attention to miss a signal, or not notice a pedestrian in the road. Car accidents have all sorts of causes, all of which can cause serious injuries to anyone involved. Some of the most common car accident causes include:


Distracted Driving

Distractions are the number one cause of car accidents. These days the possible distractions on the road are seemingly endless. Twitter notifications, choosing a new playlist on Spotify, a call from a friend, trying to eat a quick breakfast on the way to work — practically anything can be a distraction. All it takes is one moment of distraction for someone to cause an accident that could seriously injure someone.


Speeding

The faster a car is going, the further it can travel in the short amount of time it takes for the driver to notice a hazard and step on the brakes. Excessive speeds are known to cause serious and sometimes fatal accidents.


Reckless Driving

Speeding is one type of reckless driving, but not the only type. Illegal passing, illegal turns, tailgating, swerving, and other reckless maneuvers are all frequent causes of car accidents.


Vehicle Disrepair

Failing to take a car in for regular maintenance or when something appears to be broken, can cause it to malfunction in a way that could hurt the driver as well as others on the road. Worn-out breaks, old windshield wipers, overdue oil changes, and undiagnosed engine issues can all cause an accident that could result in serious injuries.


Driving Under the Influence

Drugs and alcohol are known to impair a person’s vision and decision-making abilities. Driving under the influence is a serious crime all throughout the country, and when someone decides to get behind the wheel while impaired, they are putting everyone on the road at risk.


Who is responsible for a car accident?

When a driver runs a red light, or if they are paying too much attention to their cell phone, they are putting lives at risk. If you have been injured in a car accident because someone else was driving erratically, or were distracted on the road, they could be found liable for your injuries. If you have been injured in a car accident, you should seek assistance from a Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer as soon as possible. Insurance companies will try to settle your claim for as little as possible, but you deserve better.


What should I do if I was in a car accident?

Every car accident is a different situation, but no matter the case, your actions in the first minutes after the collision are crucial.

  • Notify Law Enforcement. When police respond to a car accident, they can be a third-party source for evidence which will be critical in the resolution of your case. In addition to having police on the scene to document the incident, notifying the authorities will also ensure that medical assistance is present to treat any serious injuries.
  • Gather Information. Do not allow the other driver and any other parties involved to leave the scene of the accident without first documenting their name, number, and all insurance information. Try to take a picture of their driver’s license and insurance card, as well as their license plate, and send them to your email right away.
  • Document the Accident. Take photos as soon as possible of the damage done to your car, any damage to the other car(s), as well as the scene of the accident. Try to document the full area in order to help paint a picture of the circumstances of the accident.
  • Locate Witnesses. If there was anyone else present at the time of the accident, be sure to gather their full contact information. A photograph of their ID is particularly useful, just in case your car accident lawyer is having a hard time contacting them for help with the case.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should you hire a lawyer for a car accident?

If you have been in a car accident you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. If you are suffering any injuries, and as such are dealing with mounting medical bills, loss of wages, and pain and suffering, an experienced car accident lawyer will be able to review your case and determine the best steps in order to get the compensation you deserve.

What does a car accident lawyer do?

A car accident lawyer is a personal injury lawyer who assists car accident victims get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. A car accident lawyer will be able to review your case and all the details of the situation in order to best assist you in getting compensation.

How do I get the most money from a car accident?

Auto insurance companies will do everything they can to settle your case for the least amount of money possible. In order to get the most money you can, you should contact an experienced car accident lawyer before speaking with the insurance companies. They will be able to help you determine the best path towards getting the most for your case.

TOP-RATED LOS ANGELES CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER NEAR YOU

A car accident with resulting injuries can be devastating to you and your loved ones. If you are out of work and have medical bills piling up, a Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer can help you get the relief you need and the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact me right away. I help clients all throughout the city of Los Angeles. I can help you too.

Steps In A Personal Injury Case

Where Settlement Happens
  • 1

    1. Hire an Attorney

    Start with a free
    consultation.

  • 3

    3. Demand for Settlement

    The other party will accept,
    reject or counteroffer.

  • 5

    5. Discovery Phase

    Each party submits evidence
    that will be used in trial.

  • 7

    7. Trial

    If a settlement cannot be
    reached, we go to trial.

  • 2

    2. Collect Evidence

    Gather all evidence needed to
    substantiate your claim.

  • 4

    4. File Injury Lawsuit

    If the other party lowballs or
    refuses to pay, we go to court.

  • 6

    6. Mediation

    An informal proceeding to see if
    parties can settle before trial.

Where Settlement Happens
  • 1

    1. Hire an Attorney

    Start with a free
    consultation.

  • 2

    2. Collect Evidence

    Gather all evidence needed to
    substantiate your claim.

  • 3

    3. Demand for Settlement

    The other party will accept,
    reject or counteroffer.

  • 4

    4. File Injury Lawsuit

    If the other party lowballs or
    refuses to pay, we go to court.

  • 5

    5. Discovery Phase

    Each party submits evidence
    that will be used in trial.

  • 6

    6. Mediation

    An informal proceeding to see if
    parties can settle before trial.

  • 7

    7. Trial

    If a settlement cannot be
    reached, we go to trial.

Main Areas Of Practice

  • Car
    Accidents

  • Child
    Injuries

  • Dog
    Bites

  • Motorcycle
    Accidents

  • Nursing
    Home Abuse

  • Personal
    Injury

  • Permises
    Liability Claims

  • Truck
    Accidents

  • Wrongful
    Death

Auto Accident Claims

Reviews

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“I met with Jonathan Howell who became my attorney. Right away I was pleased with his honest, frank manner and he always informed me of all options while at the same time he left the decisions clearly with me.”

MICHAEL M.Former Client – 1
2/2

“I’m glad that Jonathan Howell was my attorney when I had my accident… He made sure that I was getting the correct treatments, and in the end, I received compensation that exceeded my expectations.”

SCOTT S.Former Client

$3.5 Million Dollar

settlement regarding death of a baby due to fire. Dispute over how fire started.

$1.4 Million Dollar

settlement for spinal injuries due to car collision.

$1 Million Dollar

settlement for spinal injuries after car collision.

Over $1 Million Dollar

confidential settlement against real estate broker for car collision that caused brain injury.

Six figure

confidential medical malpractice settlement based on improper diagnosis and implanting of medical device.

$200,000 settlement

against City of Los Angeles for dangerous condition on public property that caused injury to bicyclist.

$2.725 Million Dollar

settlement in federal court against large hotel chain. Settlement just prior to trial.

$1.1 Million Dollar

jury award for car accident collision case in Los Angeles, CA.

$1 Million Dollar

settlement against hit and run drunk driver.

$700,000 settlement

settlement against city for dangerous road that caused bicycle collision.

$275,000 settlement

for postal worker bit by dog causing injuries including rotator cuff tear.

$173,277 Verdict

Soft tissue injuries, past medical bills: $8,277, last offer $20,000.

Personal Injury Verdicts and Settlements

$500,000 settlement

in low speed car collision that aggravated prior back condition.

Six figure

confidential settlement against major insurance company for failing to honor their policy (bad faith).

$250,000 settlement

within 6 months after incident due to aggressive negotiation.

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FAQ

You should always seek medical attention if you have been attacked or bitten by a dog. Even if the injury seems minor, infections are some of the most serious implications of a dog bite, and a doctor will be able to make sure you are protected.

If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, there are some things you should keep an eye out for. If the wound will not stop bleeding, if there is redness, swelling, warmth, or pus, these are all signs of infection and mean that you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.

It is always worth it to contact a dog bite attorney if you have been attacked by a dog. An experienced lawyer will be able to assess your case and help you determine if you deserve compensation, as well as advise you on the steps you need to take to get that compensation.

A dog bite lawyer is a lawyer with education and experience in handling animal attacks. A dog bite lawyer also has an understanding of animal attack common injuries and which medical providers can best help. You want to make sure that the lawyer is licensed in the state where the attack occurred. The law can be a little bit complicated on that issue but again best to consult with a lawyer.

Yes. Even if you have health insurance you’ll likely have to pay some co-pays, deductible or other money out of pocket. The dog bite lawyer can ensure that you get those medical bills paid recovery for your co-pays and money for future medical treatment. For example, if you need a future reconstructive surgery you want to make sure any settlement considers that future expense.

Yes. Ideally, you would start by getting medical treatment. Your medical provider should give you a note confirming that you should not go to work. Then your dog bite lawyer would use the doctor’s note when negotiating your case. Also, your dog bite lawyer would use your employment records to confirm the amount of money you’re making and the days missed. This would then be submitted to the dog owner or the dog owner’s insurance. If this evidence would be presented at trial.

Yes, if the case is not able to be resolved before filing a lawsuit through negotiation then the next step would be that the Dog Bite lawyer file a lawsuit against the dog owner. Even if the dog owner has insurance the lawsuit is directly against the dog owner and the insurance company steps in to hire lawyers and defend the dog owner.

It’s advisable to hire or at least consult with a dog bite lawyer because there are traps and pitfalls that you want to avoid. For example, there are deadlines to file cases and it changes depending on who the defendant is. Also, a dog bite lawyer knows common defense arguments and how to avoid them. For example, if you delay in getting treatment or fail to report the dog bite, the defense attorney will use that against you. What you put in a dog bite report can be used against you.

For these reasons, it’s better to have a dog bite lawyer involved early on and taking the steps necessary to maximize the recovery in your case.

Finally, most dog bite lawyers work on a contingency basis which means you don’t have to pay them any money up front and they get a percentage at the end. In other words, there’s really no downside in at least consulting with the dog bite attorney.