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Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyers

According to the United States Census Bureau, there are more than 10 million people who live in Los Angeles County as of 2015. According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, there are 6,293,000 registered automobiles and when you add trailers, trucks and other vehicle, it comes close to 7 million.

Having all these motor vehicles and motorists use the road, it is expected that accidents will happen and true to that statement, there are many accidents that happen in Los Angeles. All of this activity on our roads cause a large demand for Los Angeles car accident lawyers to help those injured in LA car accidents.

With over 30 years experience fighting for our clients, the Los Angeles car accident lawyers at Avrek Law know what it takes to get maximum compensation for those injured in an automobile crash. From start to finish, the car accident attorneys at Avrek Law will ensure that you get proper medical attention while you start on your road to recovery (physically, financially, etc.). You can also check out our personal injury calculator to find out more details or contact us online.

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For immediate questions you can contact our LA office at 213-867-1947.

Avrek Law Firm
529 S. Broadway #4018
Los Angeles, CA 90013

 

Steps To Take After a Car Accident

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Car Accident Checklist

Once an accident happens, there is shock and you can be confused. These are some of the steps you should take:

  • Stay at the scene

Once the accident happens, ensure that you remain at the scene of the accident until you have been cleared.

  • Call the police

Call the police if there is physical injury, property damage or death. Ensure that a police report is filed.

  • Get information

Ensure you get information about other drivers who are in the scene such as their names, addresses, phone numbers, basic insurance information and license plate numbers. You should also ensure that you get the names, addresses and numbers of the witnesses.

  • Inform your insurance company
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Call your insurance company and let them know you have been involved in an accident. Give them the exact facts and don’t lie. Don’t take early settlement offers until you have discussed with lawyers.

  • Take pictures

If you’re in a position to take photos, take several around the scene of the accident.

Once you are involved in an automobile accident, we recommend that you contact an attorney right away. Timing is very important in such cases because if you pass the time limit, you may be barred from making any claims which include medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of companionship and loss of earning or earning potential. Reach us 24/7 at our LA office at 213-867-1947.

How Much is My Car Accident Settlement Worth

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Being injured in a car accident can be a life changing event, and when you include having to worry about the financial aspect the whole ordeal can be overwhelming. The question of how much a car accident victim is entitled to is one of our most frequently asked questions.

We think it makes more sense to outline what you could be entitled to and then you can discuss any actual damages with our Los Angeles car accident lawyers. Car accident victims are usually eligible to receive compensation for:

  • Medical Bills and hospital expenses – to include future medical costs
  • Property Damage
  • Lost income and lost earning potential
  • Rehabilitation
  • Pain and Suffering

We can’t stress enough how important it is to keep detailed records for yourself.  This would include lost work time and wages, all out of pocket expenses, and be sure to follow any orders from your doctor. Not following these simple suggestions could hinder your claim and reduce any settlement you expect to receive.

Most Common Causes of Car Accidents

These are the most common causes of car accidents in Los Angeles, California.

  1. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  2. Over speeding
  3. Distracted driving
  4. Using your mobile phone while driving
  5. Adverse road and weather conditions
  6. Reckless driving
  7. Failing to obey traffic laws
  8. Human error

Common Injuries from Car Accidents

There are more than 3 million people annually who get injured in automobile accidents in the United States. This is according to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA). Once a car accident takes place, there are varying injuries that can happen to those involved. Contact us at our LA office at 213-867-1947.

In some cases, some of the injuries may heal within days but some may end up being permanent. It is therefore advisable that one gets medical attention after being involved in an accident.

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These are some of the factors that determine the severity of the injury a person gets;

  • Was the person inside the car wearing a seat belt
  • From which side was the car hit: the side, front or rear?
  • Were airbags fitted inside the car?
  • Was the accident a high-speed crash or a low-speed collision?
  • Was the occupant in the car facing ahead or was the person’s body or head facing a certain direction?

Car injuries fall under 2 broad categories:

  1. Impact Injuries

These are injuries that result when a person’s body hits the interior of a car. An example is when a passenger’s head hits the sit rest or the knee hits the dashboard.

  1. Penetrating injuries

These are normally scrapes and cuts that are caused by shattering glass or loose flying objects inside the car.

Types of Body Injuries

Soft Tissue Injuries

These are the most common type of automobile injuries. It is a result of the body’s connective tissue being damaged. Soft tissue injuries vary. It can be a whiplash injury to the neck and upper back, low-back and mid-back muscle sprains or back injuries.

 

Scrapes and Cuts

These are the loose objects found in the car that turn into projectiles on impact. These objects can include: purses, eyeglasses, cellphones, mugs or dash-mounted GPS systems. Once a flying object hits your body, it can cut you skin or cause an injury. At times, the cuts and scrapes are minor and they don’t need medical treatment. However, if the cut is deep, it may result in loss of blood and one may require stitches.

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Head Injuries

Head injuries are one of the most common injury that results after a car accident and they can vary from mild to severe. Head injuries are caused when the car comes to a halt accidentally or when it changes direction. Head injuries can also lead to muscle strains in the head and back. The head can either impact on a steering wheel or a side window and this can lead to scrapes and bruising to the head. If the collision is severe, it can lead to a closed head injury where the tissue and fluid inside the skull are damaged.

Chest Injuries

These are injuries that occur around the chest area and can be in the form of either bruises or contusions. If the collision is severe, it can lead to internal injuries such as broken ribs.

Arm and Leg Injuries

These are injuries that occur on either one’s arms or the legs. This can occur when the legs hit the dashboard or the door at impact.

Safe Driving Tips in California

  1. Don’t drink and drive
  2. Don’t speed
  3. Avoid distractions
  4. Don’t drive while drowsy
  5. Wear your seat belt
  6. Drive carefully in bad weather
  7. Don’t follow too closely
  8. Watch out for the other guy
  9. Practice defensive driving
  10. Ensure your car is well maintained

    Why Contact Avrek Law

    Our law firm has some of the best legal professionals in relation to motor vehicle accidents and you can rest assured that we will represent you with your best interests at heart.  Avrek Law has a “No Fee Guarantee”, so you don’t pay any fees unless we win your case. You can contact us for a Free consultation 24/7.

    We are located in Los Angeles (along with 20 other cities in California) and we respond quickly. We will gladly represent you throughout the entire case. We can be reached at our LA office at 213-867-1947.