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Were you injured in a car accident in Los Angeles? If so, we can seek maximum compensation for your injuries and damages.

At TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers, our experienced Los Angeles car accident attorneys successfully represent car accident injury victims so they can receive fair and equitable compensation. Contact our office in Los Angeles for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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Your Guide to Los Angeles Car Accidents

Why Choose Our Los Angeles
Car Accident Lawyers?

As a top-rated car accident law firm in Los Angeles, we have a proven track record in obtaining high settlement rewards for our deserving clients injured in car accidents in all areas of metro L.A. We cover Los Angeles and such communities as Long Beach, Glendale, West Hollywood, Pasadena, Malibu, and more.

Convenient Location In L.A.

We are located at 8124 West Third Street, Suite 201, in Los Angeles, CA 90048. We’re just a few streets north of the L.A. County Museum of Art and east of La Cienega Boulevard. We provide language assistance and are wheelchair accessible.

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Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle

We handle a variety of car accident crash cases, including:

Multi-Car Pile-Ups

Multi-car pile-ups, also called chain reaction crashes, happen when a series of rear-end collisions occur in succession. They often start with one vehicle rear-ending another and then being struck from behind themselves, causing a chain reaction as additional vehicles fail to stop in time.

Weather conditions like ice, snow, and rain can cause pile-ups by reducing traction and visibility. Injuries can escalate with each additional vehicle involved in the pile-up.

Rollover Crashes

Rollovers occur when factors such as sudden swerving, clipped wheels during lane changes, uneven road surfaces, or high speeds cause a vehicle to overturn fully or partially onto its side or roof.

Rollovers are extremely dangerous as the vehicle roof can crush occupants, you can be ejected from windows, or you might experience a severe jolt, leading to traumatic brain and spinal injuries. SUVs and light trucks have higher centers of gravity, increasing their rollover risk.

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Sideswipe Collisions

Sideswipe collisions happen when the sides of two vehicles traveling in parallel lanes scrape or slam into each other. Distracted drivers who allow their vehicles to drift or unsafe lane changes typically cause dangerous sideswipes.

Additional side impacts can result if one vehicle careens off the road or into oncoming traffic after an initial sideswipe. Broken ribs, pelvic fractures, internal injuries, and head trauma are common due to little protection on the sides of vehicles.

Head-on Impacts

Head-on collisions between vehicles traveling straight toward one another account for only two percent of crashes but over ten percent of all traffic fatalities.

The extreme transfer of kinetic energy when two fast-moving vehicles hit face-to-face causes catastrophic intrusion into the occupant space, thus causing massive injuries.

Head-on wrecks are often fatal, given that unrestrained occupants often slam into steering wheels, dashboards, or windshields at a high velocity of speed.

Rear-end Collisions

Rear-end crashes make up the highest percentage of accidents on U.S. roads. They typically occur when the lead driver brakes suddenly and a following vehicle fails to stop in time before smashing into the rear of the lead car.

Factors like tailgating, distraction, and speeding amplify rear-end severity. Whiplash is very common due to the head snapping backward and then jolted forward when slammed from behind.

We Help You Seek Compensation for All Car Accident Injuries and the Related Symptoms

We know what it takes to get compensation for your medical care as we gather the evidence needed. This evidence may include copies of diagnoses and prognoses, medical bills, medical receipts, and in-home medical renovations.

Common Injuries in L.A. Car Accident Cases

Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers are familiar with calculating the damages for common car accident injuries and treatments.

Let’s look at some common injuries in L.A. car accident claims. 

  • Whiplash – Whiplash is one of the most common car accident injuries due to the head jerking suddenly back and forth. This can stretch and tear muscles and ligaments in the neck and spine. Symptoms include neck pain, reduced mobility, headaches, dizziness, and shoulder pain.
  • Broken bones – Fractures are very common in auto collisions where victims are jolted and impacted by force. Broken bones can occur in any area, like the arms, legs, hands, wrists, ribs, collarbone, or hips. Some fractures may require surgery and lengthy rehabilitation. 
  • Spinal cord injuries – Particularly severe car crashes can damage the spinal cord from compressed vertebrae or herniated discs. Symptoms range from pain, numbness, tingling, paralysis, loss of coordination, and loss of bowel/bladder control, depending on the severity and location.
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)Brain injuries like concussions and internal bleeding/swelling can occur when the head hits interior vehicle surfaces or violently shakes in a collision. TBI patients experience cognitive problems, headaches, dizziness, nausea, speech issues, and loss of motor control.
  • Internal organ damage – Intense blunt forces from car crashes can bruise, rupture, or lacerate internal organs like the liver, kidneys, spleen, stomach, lungs, and heart. This causes severe internal bleeding, requiring emergency surgery and organ repair/removal.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Many accident victims develop emotional trauma manifesting as flashbacks, anxiety, jumpiness, uncontrollable thoughts of the crash, nightmares, and difficulty coping with daily life activities in the aftermath. PTSD requires long-term counseling and psychiatric care.
  • Muscle, tissue, and ligament damage – Whiplash and joint/bone injuries are frequently accompanied by extensive injury of muscle fibers and connective tissues around the neck, back, knees, shoulders, and torso. These injuries normally require corrective procedures, injections, or therapy.
  • Lacerations/Open wounds – Shattering glass or vehicle parts protruding into the passenger compartment during a collision can cause deep cuts and avulsions, exposing tissue and bone, often leading to heavy blood loss and permanent scarring if not properly closed/treated promptly.

Fighting the Insurance Company

Insurance companies are in the business of making money. That’s why you can count on us to seek the financial relief you need. Here’s how we can help:

Thorough Investigation 

A meticulous investigation into the accident circumstances, liability facts, and the full extent of the client’s injuries lays the groundwork for a successful injury claim. Our legal team gathers police reports, photos, eyewitness statements, and video evidence and works with medical experts to comprehensively prove damages.

Skillful Negotiation 

Our experienced attorneys have settled countless claims with insurers. Therefore, they are familiar with common negotiation tactics. Assertive presentation of evidence and aggressive settlement practices pressure insurers to offer higher payouts to avoid litigation.

Medical Examinations 

Should disputes around injury origins/severity arise, our attorneys refer clients to respected medical experts for an independent medical examination (IME). Their diagnostics and confirmation of accident-caused conditions/impairments can be used to counter an insurer’s minimal claim offer.

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Insurance Bad Faith Claims 

If insurers deliberately undervalue or unjustly deny legitimate claims, our attorneys can file bad faith lawsuits in addition to seeking extra “punitive” financial damages for negligent claims handling. Insurers often reassess and increase offers to avoid bad faith judgments against them.

Litigation Leverage 

The threat of taking a claim to court puts pressure on insurers to settle rather than risk significant courtroom losses before a judge and jury. Our experienced attorneys can prepare winning legal arguments and use their extensive trial experience to earn you a higher pre-trial settlement.

Recovery of All Available Funds 

Our attorneys explore all avenues for compensation beyond just the at-fault driver’s policy limits. This can include underinsured/uninsured coverage, med-pay benefits, personal injury protection, umbrella insurance policies, third-party liability, etc. Maximizing all available sources multiplies the claim value.

By leveraging these assets against an insurance company’s natural inclination to limit claim costs, our lawyers seek fair and full compensation for injured accident victims. Our representation adds value and weight to the damages you seek.

Maximizing Your Claim: What We Advise

To make sure you get an optimum settlement or award, it’s important to follow the treatment plans recommended by your doctors, maintain thorough records, gather evidence, and work with our firm to ensure you build a solid and compelling case.

Follow Treatment Plans as Advised

It’s important to comply with all the medical treatment plans and therapies suggested by your doctors after an accident. Doing so demonstrates the true extent of your injuries and the need for proper care when negotiating your claim or going to court.

Make sure you attend appointments, participate in physical therapy sessions, take medications as prescribed, and undergo any necessary tests or evaluations. Failing to adhere to these treatment plans may allow insurance companies to argue that your injuries and ongoing issues are unrelated to the accident.

Keep Track of Receipts Related to Your Claim

Remember to retain every receipt for out-of-pocket expenses associated with your car accident injuries and losses.

To ensure you receive compensation, keep track of all your expenses related to the incident. This includes bills, prescription costs, medical equipment, property damage estimates or invoices, transportation expenses for appointments, and any other expenses that arise from the incident.

Organize your receipts in labeled folders so that they’re easily accessible when finalizing your claim.

Journal About Your Experience

Another critical step in maximizing your accident claims is to maintain a journal that documents how your injuries impact your life after your collision.

Make notes of symptoms such as pain levels that hinder activities, affect your mobility, or slow down recovery. Use the journal to show evidence of the loss of quality life. Doing so can justify higher damages.

Get a Copy of the Police Report

Gather evidence, such as police reports. Police reports provide information that can help determine fault. Request a copy of the traffic collision report from the responding law enforcement agency.

Obtain Eyewitness Testimony

 Accounts given by people who witnessed the event hold value in establishing or disproving driver actions. Collecting names, contact information, and written statements from eyewitnesses after the incident, when their memories are still fresh, can serve as supplementary evidence if any disputes arise.

Why You Should Call Us Today

Compiling all the necessary documentation and evidence to support your losses and maximize compensation in a car accident claim can be a complex, stressful, and time-consuming process.

That’s why you should call us. We’ll negotiate directly with insurance adjusters, accurately assess the full value of pain and suffering damages related to your injuries, and provide effective litigation relief.

As a reputable car accident law firm in Los Angeles, we have successfully handled claims like yours – employing proven legal strategies to ensure you receive maximum compensation under the law. Just read our testimonies for proof!

Let Us Help You With Your Car Accident Claim in Los Angeles

Whether you suffered an injury in a parking lot accident, multi-car pile-up, rollover crash, sideswipe collision, head-on impact, rear-end collision, or any other type of auto wreck, we can help.

Our Los Angeles car accident lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation of your incident, build a rock-solid injury claim to present to the insurance company, handle negotiations professionally, and take your case to court for maximum compensation if needed.

We have offices nationwide; therefore, you can find legal help through our firm in many U.S. cities. We offer a free insurance review as well as a comprehensive investigation of your claim.

Call Us Today for a Free Consultation and Case Review

You pay nothing to discuss a possible car accident claim with our attorneys. We will listen to your story, assess your rights, and answer questions at no charge and with no obligation.

Should you choose to proceed, you pay nothing upfront to hire our firm. We begin building your case with no retainer or hourly fees. Instead, we work on a contingency basis, meaning we only receive fees from a successful settlement or award.

Don’t wait to pursue the financial recovery you need and rightfully deserve. Call TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers in Los Angeles today at (323) 922-5650 for a free consultation and case review. Get our Los Angeles car accident attorneys fighting for you.

Justice is only one step away. Call us today.

James Helm

James Helm, Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer

TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers – Los Angeles Office

Address: 8124 W 3rd St suite 201,
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Phone: (323) 922-5650

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