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Were You Injured in a Car Accident in Los Angeles?

If you've been injured in a car accident in Los Angeles, you need a trusted legal partner to help you navigate the complexities of the legal system and pursue justice. At Morgan & Morgan, our team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to fighting for the rights of car accident victims and securing the compensation they deserve.

Los Angeles, with its sprawling highways, congested streets, and diverse population, is no stranger to car accidents. From minor fender-benders to catastrophic collisions, car accidents can have life-altering consequences for victims and their families. 

The repercussions of a car accident can extend far beyond the initial collision. From minor bumps and bruises to catastrophic injuries, such as spinal cord damage or traumatic brain injuries, the physical toll of a car accident can be severe. Moreover, the emotional trauma and psychological distress stemming from the accident can linger long after the physical wounds have healed. Victims may experience anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), impacting their quality of life and ability to function normally.

Navigating the legal complexities of a car accident claim can be overwhelming, especially for those unfamiliar with the intricacies of personal injury law. Insurance companies may attempt to minimize payouts or deny valid claims altogether, leaving victims feeling frustrated and powerless. However, with the guidance of experienced car accident lawyers, victims can level the playing field and pursue the compensation they rightfully deserve.

At Morgan & Morgan, our dedicated team of car accident lawyers is well-versed in California's motor vehicle laws and has a proven track record of success in handling car accident cases. We understand the tactics employed by insurance companies and are prepared to vigorously advocate for our clients' rights, both in settlement negotiations and in the courtroom if necessary.

Choosing the right legal representation can make all the difference in the outcome of your car accident claim. At Morgan & Morgan, we are committed to providing compassionate support and personalized attention to each client we represent. From the moment you enlist our services, you become part of our family, and we will fight tirelessly on your behalf to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, which means that we only get paid if we successfully recover compensation on your behalf. This ensures that everyone, regardless of financial means, has access to high-quality legal representation when they need it most. With Morgan & Morgan in your corner, you can rest assured that your case is in capable hands.

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Get answers to commonly asked questions about our legal services and learn how we may assist you with your case.

  • What Are the Leading Causes of Car Accidents in Los Angeles?

    Car accidents in Los Angeles can occur for a variety of reasons, including:

    Distracted Driving: With the prevalence of smartphones and other electronic devices, distracted driving has become a leading cause of car accidents in Los Angeles. Activities such as texting, talking on the phone, and using GPS can divert a driver's attention from the road and increase the risk of a collision.

    Speeding: The fast-paced nature of life in Los Angeles can lead to speeding and reckless driving behavior. Excessive speed reduces a driver's ability to react to hazards and increases the severity of accidents when they occur.

    Impaired Driving: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a significant problem in Los Angeles and contributes to a significant number of car accidents each year. Impaired drivers have reduced coordination, impaired judgment, and slower reaction times, making them more likely to cause accidents.

    Traffic Congestion: Los Angeles is known for its heavy traffic congestion, especially during peak commuting hours. Congested roadways increase the risk of rear-end collisions, side-swipes, and other types of accidents as drivers jockey for position and navigate crowded lanes.

    Poor Road Conditions: Potholes, uneven pavement, and poorly maintained roads can contribute to car accidents by causing drivers to lose control of their vehicles or swerve to avoid hazards.

  • What Should I Do After a Car Accident?

    If you've been involved in a car accident in Los Angeles, it's essential to take the following steps to protect your safety and legal rights:

    Check for Injuries: Check yourself and others involved in the accident for injuries. If anyone is injured, call 911 immediately to request medical assistance.

    Move to a Safe Location: If it's safe to do so, move your vehicle out of traffic to avoid further collisions. Turn on your hazard lights to alert other drivers to the accident scene.

    Exchange Information: Exchange contact, insurance, and vehicle information with the other driver(s) involved in the accident. Be sure to get their name, address, phone number, driver's license number, license plate number, and insurance policy details.

    Document the Scene: Take photographs of the accident scene, including vehicle damage, skid marks, road signs, and any visible injuries. Make notes of the weather conditions, traffic patterns, and any other relevant details.

    Notify Law Enforcement: Call the police to report the accident and request an officer to respond to the scene. The police will document the accident, interview witnesses, and create an official accident report, which can be valuable evidence in your insurance claim or legal case.

    Seek Medical Attention: Even if you don't believe you're seriously injured, it's essential to seek medical attention promptly after a car accident. Some injuries, such as whiplash or internal injuries, may not be immediately apparent but could worsen over time without treatment.

    Contact Your Insurance Company: Notify your insurance company of the accident and provide them with the necessary information to file a claim. Be honest and accurate in your statements, but avoid admitting fault or making speculative statements about the accident.

    Consult with an Attorney: Consider consulting with an experienced car accident attorney at Morgan & Morgan to discuss your legal options. An attorney can review the specifics of your case, explain your rights, and help you pursue maximum compensation for your injuries and losses.

  • What Can a Car Accident Lawyer Do for Me?

    Car accident attorneys are here to help mitigate the financial burden of an unforeseen car accident. Whether you need advice or assistance with the legal process following your accident, our Morgan and Morgan attorneys can provide the answers you need and guide you towards the best possible chance of success. Our attorneys have a proven track record of achieving successful verdicts for our clients, often securing millions of dollars even in cases involving minor accidents. Upon receiving your call, our team will:

    1. Investigate your case and determine your eligibility for a lawsuit: Our attorneys will first examine the circumstances of your case to determine if a lawsuit would be beneficial. If you qualify, our team will start building a solid foundation to move forward.
    2. Gather evidence and all pertinent information: We will collect all evidence related to your case, including police reports, eyewitness testimony, and photos/videos of the accident. Our attorneys work closely with respected subject-matter experts across the state and can enlist their help to strengthen your case and increase our chances of success.
    3. Negotiate with the at-fault party: After gathering all available evidence and information, we will present our findings at the negotiation table in an attempt to reach a settlement. We will outline your damages, argue their severity, and establish a fair and comprehensive settlement amount. If the at-fault party refuses to agree to our terms, we will be prepared to take your case to court to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
    4. Prepare for trial: If a settlement cannot be reached, the issue may need to be resolved in court. Unlike other firms that may shy away from trials due to resource constraints, our attorneys welcome the challenge. We prepare for the possibility of trial from the outset, which allows us to stay one step ahead of the opposition and maximize our chances of success.

    We are here for you every step of the way. Backed by the resources of America’s largest personal injury firm, our attorneys are equipped to assist anyone who has been a victim of a car accident.

  • What Compensation Can I Seek After a Car Accident?

    While the specific details of your recovery will depend on the circumstances surrounding your case, most car accident victims can expect to recover damages sustained in the accident, including:

    • Medical expenses: As medical costs rise globally, more and more accident victims face overwhelming financial burdens. Medical treatment can be prohibitively expensive unless you are independently wealthy, often forcing families to alter their lifestyles. However, compensation for medical expenses incurred as a result of the accident, such as surgeries, ambulatory services, medications, and therapies, can often be recovered through your lawsuit. Additional medical expenses may also be recoverable depending on your situation.

    • Repair costs: Even minor accidents can lead to thousands of dollars in property damage, and severe accidents may result in a total loss of your vehicle. In California, you are entitled to seek recovery of these repair costs through your lawsuit.

    • Lost wages: Injuries preventing you from working can exacerbate financial pressures, especially when facing significant expenses. You may recover lost wages through your lawsuit, typically calculated as a percentage of your weekly income. It's important to maintain accurate income records to support your claim.

    • Pain and suffering: The pain and suffering caused by an accident, a direct result of the at-fault party’s actions, can be included in your lawsuit. However, these damages are often challenging to quantify as they are subjective and internal. Ensuring your attorney has experience in effectively arguing for these damages is crucial.

    • Emotional/mental damage: Some victims experience significant emotional and mental distress post-accident, which may worsen over time. An adept attorney can argue for substantial compensation for these often-overlooked damages.

    • Funeral damages: If the accident resulted in the loss of life, surviving family members might recover costs associated with funeral services and burial.

    California law requires personal injury lawsuits to be filed within six months of the accident date, while property damage claims may be filed within three years. Prompt filing is advisable to avoid the risk of losing vital evidence necessary for a successful claim. Our attorneys are prepared to guide you from the start of your case, handling all aspects, including adhering to statutes of limitations, so you don’t have to worry.

  • How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Lawsuit in California?

    In California, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit, including car accident claims, is generally two years from the date of the accident. It's essential to act promptly and consult with an attorney to ensure that your legal rights are protected.

  • Do I Need an Attorney for a Car Accident Claim?

    While it's possible to handle a car accident claim on your own, having an experienced attorney on your side can significantly improve your chances of securing fair compensation for your injuries and losses. An attorney can navigate the complexities of the legal process, negotiate with insurance companies, and advocate on your behalf to maximize your recovery.

    Car accidents are a common occurrence in Los Angeles, and they can have devastating consequences for victims and their families. If you've been injured in a car accident in Los Angeles, you don't have to face the aftermath alone. With Morgan & Morgan by your side, you can trust that your rights will be protected, and your voice will be heard. Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation and learn how we can help you seek justice and fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

  • Why Choose Morgan & Morgan?

    There are hundreds of law firms online, but how do you know which one will give you the best possible chance of success? You’ll want to do your due diligence in selecting your attorney, as hiring the wrong one can make the difference between recovering your full settlement or paying for your accident out of pocket. In fact, Morgan & Morgan was founded after John Morgan hired the wrong lawyer for his brother, Tim, embarking on a journey of legal challenges and frustration. The lawyer they chose rarely had Tim’s interests in mind and left the Morgan family feeling defeated after all was said and done, which prompted John Morgan to start our firm, where no one will ever have to endure the experience they went through. To us, you’re Tim, and you’re family for life. 

    Since our inception over three decades ago, we’ve helped thousands of clients escape from the consequences of unforeseen accidents and recover the compensation they need to get back on their feet. Our success has earned us the title of America’s largest personal injury firm, but we’ve never let our size subtract from the aspects of our firm that made us who we are today. We offer a best-of-both-worlds type approach for all our clients, the resources of a corporate giant with the relationships of a small firm, to allow our clients the ability to never settle on their law firm. Speaking of that, our attorneys are taught to never settle for less than any of our clients deserve, which often results in multi-million dollar settlements even when the odds seem bleak.

    In the most difficult moments of your life, our Los Angeles office has your back. There may be a hundred—maybe a thousand—other law firms online, but there’s only one Morgan & Morgan. Our settlements and verdicts speak for themselves, as many other firms can only dream of the results we achieve. Not only that, but our reputation of relentlessly advocating for our clients has reached insurance companies from around the nation, showing them that any client who teams up with us is not to be messed with. No organization wants to see that you’ve teamed up with Morgan & Morgan because they know they can’t offer lowball or diminished settlements. If they do, we can see them in court, and our attorneys are all well-versed at litigating in any setting, especially a courtroom. 

  • Contact Morgan & Morgan’s Los Angeles Car Accident Attorneys

    Car accidents can abruptly disrupt your life, often leaving you to face the aftermath alone. Without adequate compensation, you may find yourself paying for the consequences of an accident that wasn't your fault. Each day, negligent drivers impact lives, but you don’t have to become part of this statistic. By partnering with one of our skilled car accident lawyers, you can shield yourself from the financial strain of your accident and position yourself for the best possible outcome right from the start.

    Dealing with an indifferent insurance company is the last thing you want after a traumatic event. Some car accident victims end up accepting lower settlements because they lack the means to challenge the unethical practices of aggressive insurers. This not only prolongs their recovery but also compels them to find alternative ways to cover their expenses, often leading to significant lifestyle changes. Our attorneys recognize the critical importance of securing the full and fair compensation you deserve. We commit to fighting tirelessly for every dollar you are entitled to, regardless of the opposing organization's size or power.

    If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, our Los Angeles office is ready to assist you. With over 20 trial-ready attorneys and a nationwide network of resources that other firms cannot match, Morgan & Morgan is exceptionally equipped to handle any car accident lawsuit. We have the expertise and resources needed, and we’re just a phone call away.

    Contact us today to begin your journey towards recovery.

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