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Best Car Accident Lawyers in Los Angeles
How you react after a motor vehicle accident determines the likelihood of receiving compensation to cover the costs associated with lost wages, medical bills, and property damage. The first item on your to-do list involves calling 911 to activate the local emergency response system. Calling 911 alerts both law enforcement and emergency medical personnel about the accident. Law enforcement officers arrive at the scene of the auto crash to handle two primary responsibilities. First, they secure the accident scene to prevent further collisions. Second, law enforcement officers conduct a comprehensive investigation that eventually leads to the submission of the official police report.
Members of the emergency medical team check on everyone involved in the motor vehicle collision to determine which victims, if any, require immediate medical care. If you sustained serious injuries, you must receive medical care at the closest hospital. Even if you feel healthy enough to remain at the scene of the auto crash to take photographs and get the names and contact information of witnesses, you should eventually seek medical care to treat every injury. If you do not seek prompt medical care, the insurance adjuster processing your request for compensation might claim you did not sustain serious enough injuries to warrant medical care.
The next item on your to-do list after a motor vehicle collision concerns contacting an experienced personal injury attorney who specializes in handling car accident cases. A personal injury lawyer conducts a separate investigation from the one conducted by the law enforcement officers that responded to the accident scene. The investigation should include collecting additional physical evidence, including the video captured by a traffic and/or security camera. Your attorney also interviews witnesses that verify what transpired before, during, and after the auto crash.
At Morgan and Morgan, we have earned the reputation for being the best car accident lawyers in Los Angeles. Since 1988, Morgan and Morgan has recovered more than $15 billion in compensation for our clients for several types of personal injury cases. A large percentage of the money received in compensation by our clients has come from car accident cases. Discover why Morgan and Morgan has earned the reputation of being the best car accident lawyers in Los Angeles by scheduling a free case evaluation today with one of our attorneys.
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What Defines the Best Car Accident Lawyers in Los Angeles?
You understand the importance of receiving legal support from a personal injury attorney. Now, let’s discover what criteria define the best car accident lawyers in Los Angeles.
Proven Record of Success
You can expect law firms to promote their experience by touting how many years they have provided legal support for clients involved in personal injury cases. Although the number of years partly indicates an attorney’s level of experience, a more important indicator is a personal injury law firm that has established a proven record of success.
We encourage you to review the results Morgan and Morgan has delivered for our clients over the past 30-plus years.
Specializes in Handling Car Accident Cases
Personal injury law covers several different types of cases, including car accidents, slip and fall incidents, medical malpractice, and product liability. Car accident cases require an experienced attorney who knows how to interpret the information presented in the official police report to determine whether the law enforcement officers responding to your collision gathered all the physical evidence, as well as interviewed every witness. In addition, car accident cases require the collection of different types of physical evidence than the physical evidence acquired for other personal injury cases.
Most personal injury cases never reach the trial phase of the litigation process. Instead, the attorneys representing both parties try to negotiate a settlement. The personal injury lawyer that you work with from Morgan and Morgan must be a highly skilled negotiator and, just as important, be willing to negotiate a settlement instead of putting your case through the costly and time-consuming litigation process.
The list of positive results that Morgan and Morgan lists on our website include favorable settlements that we have negotiated for our clients.
Provides Legal Support Every Step of the Way
The last thing you need is to meet with an experienced car accident attorney for a free case evaluation, only to never see the same attorney again for the remainder of your case. Far too many personal injury attorneys delegate legal responsibilities to paralegals and less experienced members of a law firm. At Morgan and Morgan, you can expect one of the best car accident lawyers in Los Angeles assigned to your case to provide legal support during every step of the process to receive compensation.
The best car accident lawyers in Los Angeles from Morgan and Morgan work on other cases while representing you during your car accident case. However, you can expect to work with a responsive communicator who returns emails, as well as text and phone messages, within the same business day or first thing the following morning. In addition to working with an attorney who is a responsive communicator, Morgan and Morgan also offers a toll-free number 24/7 at 877-446-4181 for clients to get answers to complex legal questions.
We encourage every potential client to read the positive reviews our clients have left on sites such as Yelp and Google. You should consider the reviews as confirmation as to why Morgan and Morgan offers the legal services of the best car accident lawyers in Los Angeles. After reading several of our online reviews, you should notice several common themes, such as how our attorneys operate with transparency, as well as how they show empathy for clients that are going through a difficult time.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents?
The primary goal of the best car accident lawyer in Los Angeles is to get our clients compensation for the costs associated with a motor vehicle collision. Whether it involves negotiating a settlement or winning a legal judgment, getting you the compensation that you deserve starts with determining the cause of the auto crash that generated financial losses
Reckless driving is an especially prevalent cause of car accidents in Southern California. Constant bumper-to-bumper traffic on roads and highways at any time of the day can prompt drivers to make poor operating decisions.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a study in 2018 that demonstrated speeding causes more than 25 percent of car accident fatalities in the United States. When a motorist exceeds the speed limit, the motorist has less time to react to changing road and traffic conditions. Speeding also increases the strength of the impact when two motor vehicles collide. Another common cause of auto crashes concerns motorists that run red lights and stop signs, which often result in a potentially fatal side-impact car accident.
Driving While Intoxicated
Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol slows down the reaction times of drivers. This is an especially dangerous type of behavior for motorists driving on one of the many winding roads that traverse the canyons surrounding downtown Los Angeles. Intoxicated drivers also frequently take unnecessary risks, such as weaving in and out of carpool lanes in an attempt to pass other vehicles stalled in heavy traffic.
California has established a maximum blood alcohol content (BAC) level for motorists of 0.08 percent.
Driving around Los Angeles is difficult enough without a driver operating a motor vehicle while distracted by something else. Common distractions include eating a meal or reaching for an item in the glove compartment, but the most common type of distraction for motorists concerns the highly dangerous practice of texting and driving. California law prohibits motorists from handling an electronic device while operating a motor vehicle. However, an alarmingly high number of California motorists ignore the texting and driving law.
What Are the Types of Compensation Awarded for a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Hiring one of the best car accident lawyers in Los Angeles from Morgan and Morgan can help you receive the compensation that you deserve. One source of compensation comes from the approval of your insurance claim. If your personal injury attorney decides to file a civil lawsuit that seeks monetary damages, you might receive three types of compensation from a favorable legal judgment.
Also called special compensatory damages, economic damages represent the tangible costs associated with your case, such as medical bills and repairing property damage. Medical bills represent the most substantial value for tangible costs, as you have to pay for diagnostic tests, treatment programs, and physical therapy sessions. You also have the right to request compensation for the costs associated with prescription medications and the use of an assistive device such as a walking cane.
Property damage can also put you in a deep financial hole. The cost to repair a motor vehicle after a collision can run into thousands of dollars. Other types of property to repair include electronic devices like a laptop or notepad. If you missed work because of the need to recover from one or more injuries, one of the best car accident lawyers in Los Angeles from Morgan and Morgan can request compensation to cover lost wages.
One of the negative consequences of a car accident is the development of emotional distress issues. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a common medical condition experienced by victims of motor vehicle collisions. PTSD can trigger life-altering emotions such as intense fear and acute anxiety. Because non-economic damages do not come with a price tag, your attorney uses a formula to calculate non-economic damages by factoring in the value of economic damages.
Calculating a fair value for compensation is important to prevent an insurance adjuster from denying your insurance claim.
Punitive damages do not cover the costs associated with getting involved in an auto crash. Instead, punitive damages punish another party for committing one or more acts of negligence. Judges also award punitive damages to deter defendants from committing future acts of negligence. If the judge hearing your case rules another party committed at least one act of intentional negligence, the value of punitive damages awarded might exceed the combined value of economic and non-economic damages.
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Traffic accidents happen every day in Los Angeles, but that doesn’t mean that you should bear the burden of someone else’s negligence on the road. At Morgan and Morgan, our team of over 900 lawyers has a proven track record of fighting relentlessly For the People, and we can offer you the same service for your case.
Learn more about why Morgan and Morgan offers the best car accident lawyers in Los Angeles by scheduling a free case evaluation.