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Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer

Auto Accidents in California

After a car accident, you are likely to have a lot of questions. Whose fault was the collision? Will you have to pay out of pocket to have your car repaired or replaced? Who is responsible for your injuries and the resulting medical bills?

At KJT Law Group, we recognize that this is a confusing, stressful, and difficult time in your life but our team can help. Our Los Angeles car accident lawyers have extensive experience navigating all types of auto accident claims, including rear-end collisions, rollovers, commercial vehicle crashes, rideshare wrecks, and side-impact and head-on crashes.

We can help you file a claim with the liable party’s insurance company or, if necessary, pursue fair compensation at trial. If you were recently involved in an auto accident in Los Angeles or the nearby areas, call KJT Law Group at (818) 507-8525 and set up a free, no-obligation consultation with a personal injury attorney at our firm.

If you were recently involved in an auto accident in Los Angeles or the nearby areas, call KJT Law Group at (818) 507-8525 and set up a free, no-obligation consultation with an attorney at our firm.

Why You Want KJT Law Group on Your Case

You don’t want to handle a car accident case on your own. Even a seemingly simple insurance claim could have hidden complexities. There are many ways to accidentally jeopardize your case, especially when you’re dealing with serious injuries that require all your focus. When you work with our team, you focus on healing, we handle everything else. Our car accident attorneys will:
  • Gather all necessary evidence, such as eyewitness testimony, police reports, expert witness testimony, photos and video of the scene, and your medical records
  • Determine what damages you can recover
  • Establish a fair value for your damages
  • Build a robust case establishing negligence and liability Manage communication with the insurer and all involved parties Negotiate for a fair settlement Prepare your case for trial Represent you and your case in front of a jury Allow our team to help you build a strong case for compensation. Contact us today so we can get started: (818) 507-8525.
  • Damages You Can Recover in a Los Angeles Car Accident Claim

    A serious car accident can leave you facing significant hardships. You may be dealing with large, mounting medical bills and lost wages after being forced to take time off work to heal. You might find yourself struggling to cope with the physical pain and emotional suffering caused by the collision and your injuries, not to mention numerous other unexpected challenges.

    Our Los Angeles car accident lawyers are here to help you seek fair compensation for all your damages, including but not limited to:

    • Emergency medical care
    • Hospitalization
    • Medications and medical equipment
    • Lost income, wages, and employment benefits
    • Lost or reduced earning ability
    • Emotional distress and trauma
    • Counseling and/or therapy
    • In-home assistance and care
    • Disfigurement
    • Inconvenience
    • Diminished quality of life
    • Ambulance fees
    • Surgeries, rehabilitation, and other treatments
    • Future medical expenses
    • Lost future earnings
    • Any other accident-related out-of-pocket costs
    • Pain and suffering and inconvenience
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Home modifications

    If you lost a loved one in an accident, please accept our condolences. We know you likely aren’t concerned with legal action right now, but a wrongful death claim could allow you to recover the compensation you need to pay for your new expenses. This can give you the space you need to grieve without worrying about how you’ll keep the lights on.

    Every case is unique, and the specific factors involved in your crash will play a large role in the types of damages and overall amount of compensation you are entitled to receive. We can discuss the potential value of your case in greater detail during a free, confidential consultation.

    Who Is Liable for My Car Accident?

    California follows a fault-based (or “tort”) system for insurance and accident claims. This means that injured accident victims generally must file personal injury and/or property damage claims with the at-fault party’s insurance provider if they wish to recover compensation for their damages.

    You may be able to recover compensation through your own auto insurance coverage, depending on the type of policy you have. However, if you can prove that another person or party was at least partially at fault for the accident, you can file a claim with their insurance provider. In some cases, you may also be able to sue the at-fault party for damages.

    In most cases, the person or party who caused the accident is liable. This could be:

    • A large truck or commercial vehicle driver
    • The manufacturer or distributor of a defective vehicle or auto part
    • An entity that designed or built a defective roadway
    • The entity responsible for road maintenance

    Some accidents have multiple liable parties. For example, if a truck driver’s negligence caused your accident, you can typically hold the truck driver’s employer vicariously liable as well. This is because employers are often liable for their employees’ actions. You can also hold the employer liable if their negligence caused or contributed to the accident.

    Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers at KJT Law Group can evaluate your case and identify all liable parties. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to pursuing the compensation our clients deserve, and we are prepared to use all available resources to fully investigate your claim.

    How Does Negligence Cause Accidents in LA?

    Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents in California. Tragically, most of these accidents are preventable and should never have happened.

    The number one cause of auto accidents in California and throughout the U.S. is negligence. This negligence takes many forms, but some of the most common include:

    • Distracted driving
    • Speeding
    • Failing to follow traffic laws or rules of the road
    • Drunk driving
    • Road rage
    • Improperly reacting to poor weather or changing traffic patterns
    • Fatigued driving
    • Failing to yield the right of way
    • Aggressive or reckless driving
    • Tailgating/following too closely

    In some cases, it is not the negligence of another motorist but the negligence or actions of a  third party that causes or contributes to a collision.

    For example, employers can be liable if their actions caused or contributed to the accident. For example, if a truck driver’s employer forces them to drive longer than legally allowed, they can be liable if fatigue caused the accident.

    A manufacturer that sells a defective vehicle or auto part could also be held liable if it is found that the defect led to the accident.

    Determining the cause of an accident is important, as it often indicates who is liable for the victims’ resulting injuries and damages. At KJT Law Group, our Los Angeles car accident attorneys have the tools and resources to thoroughly investigate car accident claims and determine who is responsible. We are happy to answer any questions you may have during a free and confidential consultation.

    Schedule a complimentary case evaluation with our team today; call (818) 507-8525 or contact us online to get started.

    Car Accident FAQs

    We receive many of the same questions from accident victims and their families. Below, we’ve answered a few of them.

    How Can I Prevent a Car Accident?

    There are a few things you can do to prevent a car accident or lessen your potential injuries:

    • Always wear your seat belt. Make sure everyone else in your vehicle is wearing a seat belt.
    • Limit the number of passengers in your car.
    • Don’t be on your cell phone.
    • Drive defensively. Not everyone else is driving as safely as you are.
    • Stay two to three car lengths back from the car in from of you.
    • Make sure you are driving a safe vehicle.
    • Never drive while fatigued or intoxicated.

    What Should I Do Immediately After a Car Accident?

    There are a few things you should do to protect yourself after an accident:
    • The first thing to do after a car accident is to call 911 if anyone has been injured or if a vehicle has been badly damaged.
    • Next, check on everyone and get contact and insurance information from all motorists involved.
    • Then, if it is safe to do so, take pictures of the scene and be thorough with how many you take.
    • When the police show up, tell them what happened but don’t speculate about what the other driver was doing. Don’t apologize for the accident, even if you think that you may have caused it. Let law enforcement investigate while you receive treatment from the paramedics.
    • You should receive medical attention, even if you aren’t sure you’ve been injured. Adrenaline could cover symptoms of a serious injury; tell the paramedics about any discomfort you are feeling, no matter how minor you think it is.
    • If you don’t receive emergency treatment on scene or at the ER, you still should go to urgent care once you are able to leave the scene of the crash.
    • Lastly, call an attorney.

    What Information Do I Need to File a Car Accident Claim?

    To file a car accident claim , you need to know the insurance information of the other driver. A summary of your injuries will also be useful. Be prepared to also send your insurance company copies of eyewitness statements and photographs you took at the scene. We recommend that you write down what happened at the scene so you don’t forget details or accidentally contradict yourself later.

    What If the Accident Was At Least Partly My Fault?

    This is a very common question we receive. California’s pure comparative negligence rule allows you to file a claim against any party that was at least 1% liable for your car accident. You can be partly or mostly liable for the crash and still have a valid claim to file under this distinct liability rule. It is important to note that your percentage of fault will decrease the compensation you can recover, so it’s important to get help from an attorney who can build a strong case proving the other party’s liability. You want to ensure that you get every dollar you deserve, not 80% of your damage award.

    Should I Speak With the Insurance Adjuster?

    The other party’s insurance adjuster will call you in the days after the accident, asking to hear your side of the story. This is often a trap. The adjuster will see if you are okay with a recorded statement and then ask leading questions, hoping you will say something you regret. It’s very easy to jeopardize your case during this call. Even something as simple as an “I’m sorry” or “I’m okay” could ruin your case.

    We recommend that you only give the basics (e.g., when and where the accident happened, the type of accident, and who was involved), politely decline to give a recorded statement, and direct any further questions to us. If they ask if you are injured, tell them you are waiting to get your exam results back.

    Can I Afford Legal Help?

    Yes. Our team handles cases on a contingency-fee basis. You don’t pay any upfront fees and only pay our attorney’s fees if and when we win your case. We believe that your finances shouldn’t be a barrier to getting the legal help you deserve.

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

    Per CCP § 335.1, you have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit after a car accident. This same time limit applies if you lost a loved one in an accident.

    If you fail to file within the statute of limitations, the court will likely reject your lawsuit. You will still be able to negotiate with the insurance company for a fair car accident settlement. However, without the threat of a lawsuit, you will have no leverage. The insurance company can offer you whatever it wants, and you’ll need to take what you can get.

    What Injuries Are Common in LA Car Crashes?

    Los Angeles car accidents can cause severe or even catastrophic injuries. Some common injuries we see as auto accident attorneys include:
    • Spinal cord injuries
    • Burns
    • Fractures/ broken bones
    • Traumatic brain injuries
    • Neck injuries/whiplash
    • Road rash
    • PTSD 
    We help with all types of car accident injuries.

    Get Help from Our Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyers Today

    You deserve compensation for your injuries and losses. Our team wants to help you get it. Call KJT Law Group today to get started: (818) 507-8525. The initial consultation is free, and remember, you pay our personal injury attorneys nothing unless we recover compensation for you.

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