Even though you may try to be prepared for anything that life might bring your way, there are some events that we may not be ready for. One such example is a car accident. Even if you never drive distracted and always keep your eyes on the road and both hands on the wheel, that certainly doesn’t mean that everyone else does.
And when someone else is at-fault for your accident, under California law, they are responsible for the damages as well. This is usually when their insurance company will step in and offer you pennies on the dollar to what you are entitled to. It’s not only the damage to your vehicle that must be considered in these circumstances. There is also any physical damage caused to you, hospital stays, other medically-related expenses, chiropractic care, physical therapy, and lost wages that all factor into what you should expect to receive.
Getting the right Long Beach personal injury attorney to help you with your case can mean the difference between winning and losing. With The Accident Guys, you are not only relying on our expertise in handling these kinds of cases. You are also gaining access to our network of accident specialists such as doctors, chiropractors, and other medical experts to help with your treatment and recovery. With an over 98% rate of success helping clients, as well as top-notch reviews on Facebook, Yelp, and Google, we have a history worth trusting.
If you were injured due to the fault of another, you may be entitled to serious compensation. Call us now for a free consultation. We will discuss your rights and explain how we will work to maximize your recovery.
Regardless of your location, we can come to you at your convenience. We are ready to serve you.
Omid E. Dayan & Eliot M. Houman
Long Beach has between 2,500-3,000 accidents per year. This ranks directly in the middle of the pack as it is 8th out of 15th among cities of similar size. About a quarter of those accidents involve bicyclists and pedestrians. These types of accidents can be much more severe in injury and fatality numbers. It is essential to distinguish which intersections and areas of town are more prone to vehicle accidents and involve more pedestrians.
Additionally, on average, 140 of those were motorcycle accidents. These collisions are especially dangerous, considering the speed and lack of protection. Long Beach has about 90 drunk driving related accidents per year.
*These statistics are from the California Office of Traffic Safety official records
Common Accident Injuries
With three major freeways running through it and the I-405 and I-710 freeways being especially prone to accidents, Long Beach, California has more than its fair share of traffic troubles. With nearly half a million residents, it is also the seventh-largest city in the state, creating a lot of areas in the town with an increased risk of accidents.
Long Beach, CA Dangerous Intersections
If you have been in a work-related accident and the insurance company is denying your workers’ compensation claim, call us for a free consultation. Workman’s comp cases can be complicated, and having an experienced lawyer will significantly increase your odds of getting the money you are owed.
The Accident Guys are experienced lawyers for workers’ compensation in Long Beach. They have assembled a team of legal professionals that can work on your case to help recover your medical bills and any other related costs you are entitled to. To learn more about how we can help if you were injured on the job, click here.
Who is responsible for automobile repair costs?
Unfortunately, the short answer is, “It depends.” Generally, the at-fault parties’ insurance company is legally liable for the costs of repair and recovery associated with the accident. However, multiple factors can complicate the issue of financial responsibility. When the at-fault party is uninsured or underinsured, the other parties may be stuck with their repair and medical bills unless they have uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance. And each state has unique laws and stipulations that can shift or even negate the at-fault party’s fiscal and legal responsibilities to the other parties. It’s best to call an attorney to see how the specifics of your case and insurance coverage will come into play.
Can I get a rental car while my automobile is being repaired?
Motorists who are not restricted by law – such as having their license revoked – and sufficiently able-bodied can rent a car after the accident. However, unless the motorist’s insurance company explicitly provides rental car reimbursement, the motorist will have to pay for the car rental out-of-pocket or through their own auto insurance policy’s rental car coverage. Most insurance companies offer rental car coverage as an optional service, so motorists should check their policies and determine whether rental car coverage is an option. Our car accident lawyers can help you decide whether we can recover the cost associated with a rental car.
What should I consider when selecting a personal injury lawyer?
Motorists should seek a personal injury lawyer with extensive experience with the specific type of accident. Motorists should also check references and reviews from the lawyer’s colleagues and previous clients. The sooner you hire a car accident lawyer, the stronger your case can be.
Who is responsible if I’m injured in an accident while riding public transportation?
Operators of public vehicles – and, more broadly, any company employee operating a company-owned vehicle for official business – are expected by law to operate company vehicles safely. When a company employee is deemed at-fault, the company is frequently liable for the resulting damages. This is the case with accidents involving public transportation; the metro service governing the vehicle’s use is responsible for the employee’s negligence. Claims against public entities require following very strict time guidelines. For that reason, it’s best to speak with a personal injury attorney ASAP.
What should I do if an Uber driver hit my car?
We have seen an increase in rideshare companies involved in accidents. Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft carry extra insurance on their drivers for these situations. Whether you were a passenger in a rideshare accident or hit by a driver of a rideshare service, you should hire an accident lawyer immediately. You will need someone on your side to protect you against the insurance companies.
I was in a fender bender and was recommended to The Accident Guys by a friend. They really made the process seamless. I would definitely recommend them! Thank you Accident Guys!
Danielle D, Long Beach, CA
Our client was rear ended at a high speed. Moderate damage to his vehicle. We were able to secure the 6 figure policy limits without filing a lawsuit.
Our client was placed at fault on the police report and his prior attorney was not doing anything about it. After he hired our firm, we were able to get the full policy limits on multiple insurance policies without filing a lawsuit.
The client was riding her bike when a car opened the door in front of her. Client sustained a toe injury. We settled her case for $100,000.00 without filing a lawsuit.
Client was bitten by her neighbor's dog and is rushed to the hospital where she gets 25 stitches. We settled her case for $300,000.00 without filing a lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident or on the job, you have rights. Call us so we can help protect those rights and get you the compensation you deserve.
No matter where you are in California, we can come to you. Call for a free consultation with an attorney today.
Omid E. Dayan & Eliot M. Houman