Of all of the cities in the country, particularly the heavily populated ones, Los Angeles is one of, if not the worst one to drive in. Not only that, but it can be dangerous to walk or bicycle around. With all of their millions of vehicles, inevitably there will be many car accidents in Los Angeles daily.
And whenever there are numerous accidents, many questionable car insurance companies are trying to keep you from getting the compensation you deserve. If you are unable to return to work and are receiving medical bills that are piling up, you are in a situation that is only going to get worse.
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
Los Angeles has some of the worst traffic accident statistics in the state and the country. Many times it finds itself ranking in the top three among 15 other cities with comparable populations. As far as the overall number of injury-causing and fatal accidents goes, LA averages around 36,000 per year.
Common Accident Injuries
Insurance carriers can deny your workers’ compensation claims for numerous reasons. It is in their best interest to get out of paying the claim. Unfortunately, their tactics of denying claims make it harder to get the money or medical treatment you need for your lost wages and permanent impairment or disability. This is why you need a workers’ compensation lawyer in Los Angeles to handle your claim.
Accidents are commonplace in many occupations but more so in the construction industry, which can involve serious injuries or death. In California, no matter the company’s size, all employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance policies. Some of the most common workplace injuries are slips, falls, car accidents, improper lifting, exposure to hazardous materials, Covid-19, and repetitive motion injuries.
Please find out more about how our legal team at The Accident Guys can get you the money and medical treatment you need for your work-related injuries. To learn more about how we can help with your workers’ compensation claim, click here.
A number of the most dangerous freeways in the state go right through Los Angeles. It’s no surprise as this is one of the busiest and most populated areas in the entire world. With that comes the perfect storm for lots of accidents, many of them serious. As far as specific roadways to watch out for, the I-110, I-405, I-5, and I-10 all warrant extra precaution whenever you are traveling on them.
This is especially true for all major intersections with other freeways or highways and high traffic entrances and exits. There is a lot of transportation on these roads, meaning trucks and big rigs will be on them most hours of the day and night.
These areas also boast the worst rush-hour in the country, leading to a lack of patience and unnecessary accidents. Of course, it isn’t only the freeways that have to be paid attention to in LA; several intersections in the city are worth noting as car accident-prone.
Los Angeles, CA Dangerous Intersections
Should I talk to the insurance adjusters after my car accident?
No, the insurance adjuster will not have your best interest in mind. Their goal is to minimize the total amount of money paid out by their company. This is why it is often best to hire a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles to represent you as soon as possible after an accident.
How will my medical bills get paid after my car accident?
The at-fault driver is responsible for your injury as a result of the auto accident. This will include your medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering, among other things. Your attorney can discuss your case’s specifics with you and how they can get you the compensation you need for your medical bills and recovery.
Can I get money if I was partially at-fault for the accident?
Typically yes, in California, even if you are partially at-fault for an auto accident, you can receive compensation for your injury. It is best to consult one of our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers to discuss your case.
Can I get compensation for my medical expenses for a hit and run car accident?
Yes, if you have uninsured motorist coverage. Being a victim of a hit and run accident can be challenging. If you want to increase your chances of getting compensation, hiring a personal injury attorney is your best route. Your attorney can go over your case and guide you through the best way to maximize compensation. You may even have negligent driver insurance or MedPay to help recover expenses from the hit and run.
What should I do if a big rig truck hit my car?
In the city of Los Angeles, semi-truck accidents happen at a regular rate. Whether a truck jackknifes and hits your vehicle or merges into your lane, The Accident Guys can help. Accidents involving semi-trucks usually cause serious property damage and bodily injuries that require long term rehabilitation and recovery. Because these cases are more complicated, it is imperative that you hire an experienced truck accident lawyer.
Can you help me if I was a passenger in an Uber or Lyft car accident?
Los Angeles has many rideshare companies, including Lyft, Uber, Carmel, Curb, HopSkipDrive, Jayride, and SuperShuttle. If you were in a car accident as a passenger or were hit by a rideshare service driver, The Accident Guys can help. Rideshare services are required to carry a higher amount of insurance, which is good news for rideshare accident victims. We can recover money for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and related expenses. Each rideshare case is different so it’s best to consult with one of our car accident attorneys to see how we can help.
Can you help me if my pet was hurt in a car accident?
Yes, however, pets are considered property under the law, so they are treated differently than humans. In cases like this, it’s best to speak with an accident attorney because you may be faced with expensive veterinary bills or burial expenses. Los Angeles residents often drive around with their dogs and sometimes even their cats regularly, so car accidents involving pets happen often.
Should I hire a lawyer if I was walking but not in a crosswalk and got hit by a car?
If you were walking but not in a crosswalk and were hit by a car, you still may have a case. So many other factors go into the consideration of whether or not the driver is at fault. Hiring an accident attorney is the best route to determine with their investigators if the driver was reckless, distracted, or possibly under the influence.
Will it help if the driver that hit me was texting on their cell phone?
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents. It is not uncommon for drivers to run red lights or rear-end other vehicles while texting, eating, or talking on their cell phones. If there are witnesses at the scene that can confirm the reckless behavior, that will strengthen your case.
Can you help me if my car accident happened in Los Angeles, but I live outside the area?
Yes, at The Accident Guys, we have offices throughout California. Whether your car accident happened in Downtown Los Angeles, Woodland Hills, Boyle Heights, Van Nuys, Brentwood, or Koreatown, we can help. We make it convenient for you to start your case. And for your convenience, we can come to you – anywhere in California.
I was involved in a rear-end collision last year. Honestly, I felt so lost on what to do. But I found The Accident Guys and decided to reach out to them because they had amazing reviews – *SPOILERS* their reviews were justified! Attorney Eliot and his team walked me through every step of the settlement process, answered all my questions and followed up with me before I reached out for contact. I was able to get treatment for my whiplash in a timely manner, and close the settlement with no problems … Thank you for all the hard work and time you put into my case. I’ll recommend The Accident Guys to friends, family, and honestly anyone who feels lost after a car accident.
Gloria K, Los Angeles, 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