Recent Car Accident Settlements
The Los Angeles-based personal injury attorneys of J&Y Law have a history of getting favorable settlements for their clients. Above are recent examples of settlements received by car accident victims represented by J&Y Law.
Los Angeles Car Accident Attorneys
Thousands of individuals are involved in car accidents in the state of California each year. While high impact collisions often result in catastrophic injuries, people can also be harmed in minor fender benders. Given the fact that driving is a necessity in the state, your chances of being in a car crash are relatively high, no matter how safely you drive. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury in a car accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation.
J&Y Law Firm is one of the premier personal injury firms serving clients throughout Northern and Southern California. Our experienced car accident attorneys have a well-earned reputation for being dedicated advocates of the injured. Our mission is to hold negligent drivers accountable for car accidents and to keep the roads and highways safe for everyone.
Most car accidents are the result of driver errors. This includes:
- Distracted driving
- Improper turning
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Vehicle defects
- Driver fatigue
- Disobeying traffic signals
- Reckless driving
- Road construction
- Teen driving
- Inclement weather
In order to have a successful car accident claim, you must demonstrate the following elements of negligence:
- The other driver had a duty to operate his or her vehicle in a safe manner
- The other driver breached that duty
- The actions of the other driver caused the accident
- The accident directly caused your injuries and monetary losses
Additionally, when car accidents are caused by defects in the road, a curb or median, inoperable streetlights, or a faulty traffic signal, it may be possible to pursue a personal injury claim against the responsible city, county, or state agency. Before filing a lawsuit, however, you must file a notice of claim with the appropriate government agency within 6 months of the date of the injury. Finally, when car accidents are caused by mechanical defects, a product liability lawsuit can be brought against the automaker or distributor.
Regardless of what caused your accident, you can trust the car accident attorneys at J&Y Law Firm. With over 50 years of combined experience, we have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients. Most car accident claims are resolved through an intricate and detailed negotiation with an insurance company. Our legal team is keenly aware that insurance companies have an unfair advantage over the injured and often attempt to settle car accident claims for as little money as possible.
We will leverage our legal knowledge and negotiating skills to help you obtain the maximum settlement. Our car accident attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure that any award considers all of your losses. This includes lost wages, medical costs, pain and suffering, as well as any future medical and financial needs. If the insurer refuses to cooperate, we are fully prepared to litigate the case. We have a proven track record of achieving successful outcomes in court.
Car Accident Insurance Claims in California
It is worth noting that California is a fault state for insurance purposes. This means that the other driver must be found responsible in order for you to pursue a claim. Additionally, car accidents in the state are governed by comparative negligence law. Therefore, if your actions contributed to the accident in any way, the amount of your recovery will be reduced by the percentage of your fault.
As an example, if you sustained $10,000 in damages, but the insurance company determines you were 20 percent at fault, the amount of damages will be reduced to $8,000. Obviously, determining fault in a car accident can be quite complicated and will have a significant impact on the value of your claim. By enlisting the services of J&Y Law Firm, you will have peace of mind knowing that accomplished car accident attorneys are on your side. We will conduct a thorough car accident investigation, collect all the evidence, and work to show how the other driver was responsible.
Depending on the severity of the collision, car accidents can result in all types of injuries. Some of the common injuries include:
- Cuts and bruises
- Fractures and broken bones
- Head and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
A high impact collision can cause traumatic injuries such as paraplegia, quadriplegia, and head and brain injuries. Although minor car accidents can result in injuries, many victims may not be immediately aware that they have been injured. Then, days or weeks later symptoms may surface, such as pain, discomfort or dizziness. This is why it is crucial to seek medical treatment after a car accident even if you don’t feel like you’ve been injured. By failing to do so, your injuries may worsen and your claim will be harder to prove.
What You Should Do After An Accident in California
If you are involved in a car accident in Los Angeles or elsewhere in California, the first thing to do is call the police and seek medical treatment. This is important because police reports will serve as critical evidence in your car accident claim. If possible, collect the driver’s contact and insurance information as well as the names and contact information of any witnesses. You should also take pictures of the accident scene, damage to the vehicles and your injuries. If you are not able to collect information or take pictures, ask someone to do that for you.
After the accident, you will likely need medical treatment from a doctor and other medical professionals. Receiving proper treatment is crucial for your recovery, as well as the outcome of your car accident claim. The records of doctor visits, surgical procedures, radiological tests, prescribed medications, and any rehabilitative care will help to support your claim. Be sure to follow all of your doctor’s recommendations for treatment and therapy.
Finally, most car accident claims involve the other driver’s insurance company. Shortly after the accident, an insurance claims adjuster will contact you. This individual is responsible for investigating the accident and negotiating the claim. You should not speak with the adjuster or anyone else from the insurance company without proper legal representation.
For more information check out our ebook on what to do after an accident.
Contact J&Y Law Today If You Were Injured in a Car Accident
Our car accident attorneys are dedicated to helping the injured and their loved ones recover and get back to their daily routine. We understand that being injured in a car accident is an overwhelming experience. At times, some injury victims may not be capable of returning to work for an extended period of time, which can become a burden for the entire family. Our legal team is here to help lift that burden and make sure you receive just compensation.
At J&Y Law Firm, we believe that no one should be forced to suffer because of another driver’s negligence. Call our office or complete the contact form on our website to set up a consultation.