Eisenberg Law Group

Car Accident

Car Accident Lawyer Los Angeles

Each year, nearly 1.3 million people lose their lives in fatal car accidents, while another 20 to 50 million people sustain life-changing injuries.

In today’s era of distracted driving due to texting and driving and technology in vehicles, the roads are more dangerous than ever before. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by another person, you have grounds to take legal action and collect compensation.

When Can You Take Legal Action?

In California, you are required to file a lawsuit within two years of the date that the car accident occurred.  However, if you were injured by a government entity or anyone acting on behalf of a government entity, you are required to file a Claim for Damages within six months of the date of the accident.

What are the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents?

In California, the most common causes of car accidents are the following:

  • Distracted driving
  • Following too close
  • Going too fast for traffic conditions
  • Running a stop sign
  • Running a red light
  • Making a left turn when not safe to do so

What Kind of Damages Can I Recover in a Car Accident Case?

Under California law, if you have been injured in a car accident you can recover two different categories of damages: Economic Damages and Non-Economic Damages.

Economic Damages include the following:

  • Property damage (damage to your vehicle and personal belongings)
  • Loss of earnings (money lost due to time off from work)
  • Medical bills and expenses (past and future)
  • Medication expenses (past and future)
  • Expenses for medical equipment such as a wheelchair, cane, or brace
  • Rental car expenses

Non-Economic Damages include the following:

  • Physical pain
  • Mental suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Anxiety
  • Inconvenience
  • Grief
  • Humiliation
  • Emotional distress

Under California law, if you have been injured in a car accident, you are entitled to be compensated for each and every item of damage described above.  More importantly, you are entitled to recover both past and future non-economic damages.  At Eisenberg Law Group, we know how to maximize the value of each item of damage so that your recovery is as large as possible.

Don’t allow the insurance company to minimize your claim.  Make sure that you have an attorney that knows how to recover the maximum amount for each and every item of damage allowed under California law.

Can My Spouse Make a Claim If I’ve Been Injured in an Accident?

Yes.  Under California law, if you are legally married to your spouse and injured in a car accident, your spouse can make a claim for Loss of Consortium.  A Loss of Consortium claim allows your spouse to recover for the loss of love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, society, and moral support, as well as the loss of the enjoyment of sexual relations due to your injuries.

What Should I Do at the Scene of a Car Accident?

In order to preserve critical evidence and prepare yourself to maximize your compensation after a car accident, take the following steps:

  1. Make sure that everyone is ok.If anyone needs emergency medical attention, immediately call 9-1-1.
  2. Report the accident to the police and request that they prepare a Traffic Collision Report. Make sure to get the Traffic Collision Report number.
  3. Gather the information (names, driver’s licenses, insurance companies, insurance policy numbers, vehicle makes and models, and license plates) of all drivers and vehicles involved in the collision. Taking photographs of this information will work well.
  4. Gather the names and contact information (phone numbers, addresses, e-mail addresses) of any and all witnesses to the accident.
  5. Take photographs of the scene of the collision, including where the vehicles ended up, damage to the vehicles, the nearest intersection, and traffic control signals.
  6. Take photographs of your injuries.
  7. Call our office for a FREE, no obligation consultation.

Why Choose Eisenberg Law Group as Your Car Accident Attorney?

At Eisenberg Law Group, we’ve been successfully practicing personal injury law for more than 30 years, including the handling of thousands of car accident cases. Gary started by working for insurance companies, which gives him a unique insight into how the insurance industry operates.  At every step of the way, the insurance companies will try to minimize your claim and take money out of your pocket.  We use our unique experience and skills to maximize the value of your case and to ensure that you are fully and fairly compensated for your car accident case.

When you choose Eisenberg Law Group as your Los Angeles personal injury attorneys, we will fight for you, employ effective strategies to prove your case, and get you maximum compensation for your claim.

When you work with Eisenberg Law Group, you will benefit from our emphasis on these fundamental cornerstones of our practice:

Personalized service: You can contact our attorneys directly at any time to discuss the details of your case. We will never route you to assistants or recorded messages. As a family-owned law firm, we combine the expertise and experience of larger firms with the friendly feel of a smaller law office.

Proven results: We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of catastrophic personal injuries, including traumatic brain injuries. Our team works hard to recover the maximum compensation available by law. Our success rates—both in and out of court—speak for themselves.

Risk-free representation: Consultations are always free, and you will not pay any attorney’s fees until we win your case.

Don't Wait to Protect Yourself

If you’ve been involved in a car accident that was no fault of your own, don’t let time slip away from you. It’s critical that you act quickly in securing quality representation. Contact Eisenberg Law Group today to get back on the path to physical and financial wellness, while helping to support your family members and anyone else who has been affected by the collision. You’ll pay nothing until we win your case.

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