Have you been injured in a car accident? If yes, then speak with a Los Angeles car accident attorney at Citywide Law Group. We can help get you the money you deserve.
Our attorneys have helped injured clients recover millions of dollars in damages. Contact us today to learn about how we may be able to help you. We offer a free consultation and only get paid if you win.
Car Accidents in Los Angeles, CA
According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, at least 91,462 people were injured or killed in car accidents across Los Angeles County in 2018.
More than 39% of those traffic accident injuries and deaths – 36,343, to be precise – happened within the city limits of Los Angeles.
Out of those accidents in Los Angeles:
- 2,801 involved alcohol
- 3,563 involved pedestrians
- 1,908 involved bicyclists
- 1,688 involved motorcyclists, and
- 4,178 were speed-related.
Overall, the total number of motor vehicle accidents in Los Angeles remained consistent between 2017 and 2018, with a slight increase of less than 1%.
Los Angeles Car Accident Statistics – 2020 Update
In 2020, the LAPD reports that there were a total of 42,357 motor vehicle accidents in Los Angeles. Those accidents are believed to have caused the deaths of at least 238 people. That reflects a slight drop from the year prior when 246 people were killed in Los Angeles auto accidents.
Each year thousands of drivers will be injured in an auto crash in L.A. If you’re one of these drivers, let us help you get the compensation you’ll need to make a full recovery.
Should I Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident?
If you are injured in an accident in Los Angeles you should consider hiring a Los Angeles personal injury attorney. Medical costs have skyrocketed, meaning you could have some serious medical bills to deal with. Hiring an attorney improves your chances of getting the money you deserve.
Just how much are car accidents costing victims? According to a recent study, the average claim for property damage after an automobile accident was $3,231 in 2015. The average claim for bodily injury was $15,443.
Citywide Law Group helps Los Angeles injury victims get the money they need. Don’t rely on the at-fault party’s insurance company to pay your claim in full.
How Can a Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer Help Me?
Filing a lawsuit after an accident is complicated. Our legal team knows how to navigate this process successfully.
Here are a few of the steps we will take when pursuing a claim for you:
- Investigate the crash that caused your injuries;
- Review police reports and interview eyewitnesses;
- Consult experts, including accident scene recreationists;
- Determine fault and liability;
- Negotiate with the insurance company; and
- Go to trial on your behalf
Don’t fight the insurance company on your own. They have one goal in mind – to deny or minimize your compensation. Find out how our accident attorneys in Los Angeles can help.
How Long Do I Have To File an Auto Accident Claim?
In California, you usually have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim against the negligent party (California CCP § 335.1).
It can take your attorney several months to investigate your accident. Therefore, you should speak with an attorney immediately following your accident.
Who Can I Hold Responsible for My Injuries?
More than one party may be liable after a crash. These may include:
- The driver(s) involved in the accident;
- Vehicle manufacturers; and
- Government entities responsible for the maintenance and safety of Los Angeles thoroughfares.
The issue of liability can be complex. More importantly, determining liability is critical to make sure you get all the money you deserve. As such, it’s best to speak to a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles to determine who is liable for your accident.
Types of Damages Car Accident Victims May Recover
Damages for personal injury claims fall into two categories: Economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are awarded to put victims back in the place they would have been in had they not been injured.
Economic damages are awarded to compensate for calculable out-of-pocket costs, which often include:
- Medical expenses;
- Personal property damage; and
- Lost wages.
Non-economic damages are awarded for injuries that are more difficult to assign an objective monetary value. Common non-economic damages awarded after an auto accident include:
- Pain and suffering;
- Mental anguish;
- Loss of enjoyment of life; and
- Loss of consortium.
How Much Money Can You Recover From an Auto Accident?
The amount of damages that you may recover depends on the
- Extent of your injuries, and
- Circumstances surrounding the accident.
If you were partly at fault for the accident the amount(s) you may be able to recover may be decreased. We can explain which costs you may be able to recover from a personal injury claim.