Car Accidents

Los Angeles Lawyers Helping Motor Vehicle Collision Victims

According to the California Highway Patrol, there were 2557 drivers in fatal collisions in passenger cars in 2012, and 205,757 injury collisions involving cars. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a car accident, an experienced attorney can help. You may be entitled to recover compensatory damages for a crash in which you are injured if the accident is partly or wholly another driver's fault. Unfortunately, the at-fault party's insurer may try to pin the blame on you or someone else. Representing victims across the Los Angeles area, the aggressive car accident lawyers of Sharifi Firm, PLC can negotiate with insurers for a fair settlement or take your case to trial.

Car Accidents in Los Angeles

Most car accidents are the result of negligence rather than intentional misconduct. In California, all drivers owe a duty to other drivers on the road to use reasonable care under the circumstances. If a driver fails to use reasonable care and causes a car accident injuring someone else, the driver can be held responsible for the damages that arise from the accident through a personal injury lawsuit.

Unlike the criminal justice system, the civil system uses monetary damages in order to make the victim whole. There are two basic categories of compensatory damages that may be awarded to a car accident victim in California: economic or special damages and noneconomic or general damages. These damages are both awarded in order to put the accident victim into the position he or she was in before getting into the accident.

Special damages include any out-of-pocket coasts such as medical bills, property damage, loss of earning capacity, and in some cases of severe injuries, other costs such as nursing care or vocational rehabilitation. In general, it is a good idea for accident victims to keep a record of all expenses after an accident, including the cost of getting your car repaired, the emergency room bill, and doctor's bills for clinic visits.

General damages are intangible losses such as pain and suffering or mental anguish or loss of enjoyment of activities that may have different values depending on the makeup of the jury. These damages can depend greatly on a plaintiff's testimony about what he or she was able to do before the accident that he can't do afterward.

For example, if you were a model and you were in a car accident in which you face was disfigured, you may not be able to model anymore, and you may experience embarrassment and other unpleasant emotions that cause you not to want to go out dancing, take photographs, or date. Similarly, if a car crash leaves you unable to use one of your legs, you might not be able to play sports with your friends, go on walks with your wife, play with your children, or do other activities that require physical exertion.

Consult an Aggressive Auto Collision Attorney in Riverside

If you are injured in an auto collision in the Riverside area that is somebody else's fault or partially another person's fault, our attorneys can bring a lawsuit to recover the damages to which you are entitled. Contact us at 1-866-422-7222 or via our online form for a free, no-obligation consultation. We also represent clients in Rancho Cucamonga, Temecula, and San Bernardino.

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