Our Los Angeles car accident attorneys offer skilled and reliable legal help if you or a loved one were injured in a car accident in the Los Angeles area. Approximately 289 people were killed last year in Los Angeles due to traffic collisions, and collisions resulted in even a higher number of accident injuries. If you are a car crash victim, you deserve fair compensation for your injuries.
It is likely no surprise for you to know that Los Angeles auto accidents can produce serious injuries, including
- broken bones,
- spinal cord injuries, and
- head injuries.
The auto accident lawyers at our firm can step in and file a lawsuit against these people on your behalf. Our attorneys can also file a suit against:
- car manufacturers (in product liability cases), and
- government entities (if for example, they failed to properly maintain roads).
Our injury attorneys can also assist by:
- helping you receive appropriate medical care and medical treatment,
- filing a car accident claim with appropriate insurance companies, and
- delivering you the maximum compensation that is available in your case.
The Shouse Law Group is a personal injury law firm with law offices in Los Angeles and throughout California. Our skilled California auto accident attorneys have years of experience, work tirelessly for all our clients, and aim to get you the biggest settlement possible. Contact our law firm today to get the legal help you deserve.
What are common injuries in Los Angeles car accidents and what causes them?
Motor vehicle accidents unfortunately happen all the time in the Los Angeles area. In 2021, 289 people in the Loa Angeles area were killed because of traffic collisions, and even more people were injured due to these collisions.1 Types of traffic accidents often include:
- side-impact collisions,
- head-on collisions,
- T-bone accidents,
- rear-end collisions, and
- hit-and-run accidents.
California car accidents can cause a variety of injuries, even including catastrophic injuries. Some of the more common car accident injuries suffered by accident victims include:
- traumatic brain injuries,
- broken bones,
- lacerations, and
- back injuries.
While almost anything can cause a Los Angeles motorist to get into a car accident, the most common accident causes are:
- drunk drivers (in DUI cases),2
- distracted drivers,
- poorly maintained roads,
- unfavorable weather conditions,
- auto defects,
- speeding, and
- motorists running a red light or a stop sign.
Note that there are instances where car injury victims contribute to their own injuries. Car accident victims in these cases can still likely receive compensation. However, their payout will get reduced according to California’s comparative negligence laws.
Who are common defendants in California car accident cases?
Our Los Angeles car crash lawyers and personal injury attorneys can help you file a lawsuit against the at-fault party in your car accident case. Suits are often filed against the following:
- negligent drivers,
- car manufacturers (in cases involving defective autos),
- government agencies (usually when they are to blame for hazardous road conditions), and
- property owners.
If you win your injury case (either at trial or by means of a settlement), you could receive compensation for both economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages often include:
- medical bills and medical expenses,
- out-of-pocket expenses for medical costs,
- lost wages,
- lost earning capacity, and
- property damage.
Non-economic damages often include:
- pain and suffering,
- physical impairment (such as loss of the use of a limb or organ), and
When fatal injuries occur in motor vehicle accidents, a victim’s family members can likely file a wrongful death lawsuit against the party responsible for causing the accident. Damages can include (but are not limited to):
- burial and funeral expenses,
- amounts the deceased would have earned as income, and
- compensation for the loss of the deceased’s companionship and support.3
What is the role of a personal injury lawyer in car accident cases?
Personal injury lawyers play an integral role in motor vehicle accident cases. This is because they help victims in such a variety of important ways.
For example, they often:
- advise you on the personal injury laws that apply to your case,
- manage your ongoing medical care and treatment,
- communicate with your medical providers to collect all relevant medical records,
- gather evidence (for example, police reports) to help increase the strength of your case,
- appoint experts to help interpret evidence and explain it to a judge or jury,
- file insurance claims with the insurance companies of all liable parties,
- negotiate these claims on your behalf with insurance adjusters, and
- file a lawsuit on your behalf and represent you in court.
What is the benefit of a car accident attorney?
Lawyers in a Los Angeles car accident case basically help you maximize the compensation that you can receive for your injuries.
Attorneys know the true value of these cases and can hold parties accountable for their fair share of liability. This means a lawyer will help you increase your final payout.
Further, lawyers take care of the day-to-day administration and management of a case. This means, from the first moment an attorney takes your case on, you can focus on:
- your health, and
- healing from your injuries.
Note that most personal injury attorneys provide free consultations. A free case evaluation means you can get legal advice for no fee.
Further, most injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. A contingency basis means that:
- you rarely have to pay any money upfront, and
- your attorney only gets paid if you receive a fair settlement or verdict.
For additional help…
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, we invite you to contact our legal team at the Shouse Law Group. Our attorneys provide both free consultations and skilled and effective legal representation.
We work tirelessly to get you the maximum compensation available for your case.
- Dakota Smith, “Hundreds died in L.A. traffic crashes in 2021. Is Vision Zero a failure?,” Los Angeles Times (January 9, 2022).
- Note that alcohol-impaired driving fatalities (fatalities in crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration, or BAC, of 0.08 or higher) decreased 4.5% from 1,116 in 2018 to 1,066 in 2019 in California. See California Office of Traffic Safety website, “California Traffic Safety Quick Stats.”
- See, for example, California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI) 3921.